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Joey Gunz Memorial BJJ Tournament


On Saturday, June 1st, 2024 we will be hosting our Joey Gunz Memorial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament at Merced MMA. This tournament will benefit the family of our student & instructor, Joey Gonzalez. This tournament is open to students of Merced, Oakdale and Sonora MMA.


Merced MMA

Merced Mixed Martial Arts Academy opened in July 2007 and is currently located at 745 W. Main St., in Merced. We offer classes for Adults (age 13 & up), Children (ages 4-12), and Women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Women’s Conditioning, and Self Defense. We also have regular sessions of our Women’s Conditioning Bootcamp.

We are partnered with Oakdale MMA and Sonora MMA and are under Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grand Master Flavio Behring.


  • History

    Serving the Merced community since 2007, Merced MMA is a member of the Flavio Behring family, which has ties to the origins of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Community

    Merced MMA offers a community where as soon as you walk in the doors, you feel like family.
  • Facility

    Merced MMA offers a full range fitness center, complete with free weights, punching bags, pull up stations, and body weight bars.


  • Our son Hank joined in June and he loves it. The class is a mix of discipline, learning, and fun. I don't have to bribe, beg, or force my son to go. He looks forward to it.

    Charles Pereira


  • If you are looking for support with whatever goals you have [beginner/intermediate/advanced], this is the right gym.

    Eric Gottesfeld

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  • Professor Marcos teaches respect and discipline and expects the kids to train hard. I love that!!! He also teaches our kids to be confident in what they do.

    Ursula Pereira


  • This place has awesome coaches. The staff & teammates are nice and helpful. It's big. 5 stars!

    Nicole Simons


  • It feels like family here. They hold their students accountable for their achievements; they don't just give them away. They assure you that you're getting quality training.

    Marina Sustayta


  • Best place in Merced. Like the best people, you could wish to meet are here. If you are looking to improve your life in any way at all..... go here.

    Richard Imbrie