Alan Belcher was born on April 24, 1984, and is a top ranked mixed martial artist who fights in the middleweight division of the UFC. He fights out of Alan Belcher MMA Club in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he is also the head instructor. Alan Belcher is a force to be reckoned with in the UFC, and has been designated by many to become the UFC Middleweight Champion in the near future. With that being said Master Alan is dedicated to his students and is possibly an even better instructor than he is a fighter. He has proven this through the success of his competition teams and by helping hundreds of students reach their individual goals over the years whether they wanted to protect themselves from a dangerous bully, lose 50lbs, or simply get into a healthy hobby and meet good people in a great environment.
Master Alan started training seriously in martial arts when he was 8 years old, in the art of Tang Soo Do which Alan took up to the rank of Brown Belt before switching to Tae Kwon Do. Alan earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 18 and developed a reputation as an amazing instructor as he discovered a passion for teaching, and for Mixed Martial Arts. Master Alan got his Brown Belt in Judo and Hayasten Grappling from Max Bishop who is a student of Gene Lebell and Gokor Chivichian. Alan also turned pro in MMA competition around this time after a successful amateur career. At 21 Alan received his 1 degree in Tae Kwon Do and started really focusing on Mixed Martial Arts. In 2009 Master Alan had been successfully fighting in the UFC for 3 years and received his Black Belt in Roufus Kickboxing from Duke Roufus.
In 2010 Master Alan broke into the International MMA Top 10 Rankings. The most prestigious rank in the world of Mixed Martial Arts is arguably the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and since the very first UFC, when Royce Gracie decimated the competition by making them all “tap out”, there has been something mystical about the BJJ Black Belt. On October 15, 2011 Master Alan Belcher joined the ranks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts when he received his from BJJ World Champion Helio Soneca. This happened shortly after Master Alan decimated BJJ Black Belt and submission ace Jason MacDonald in the very first round. Master Alan now wishes to pass on his experience and knowledge to the community both directly and through his expert staff of instructors while chasing after the UFC Middleweight Belt, and still making time for his family and his charities.