Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight World Champion!


Our very own Jewel entered the Bellator 174 cage on March 3rd to make history and become the first Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight World Champion! Julia set the tempo for the fight at weigh-ins the day before when she came face to face with her opponent Marloes Coenen to declare war.

Julia set history on many fronts on Friday night. Not only is she the first Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champion, but she is the first Canadian to enter the Bellator cage for a championship belt and the first Canadian to win a Bellator belt!

Jules dominated the fight from round 1 when she brought Coenen to the mat and demonstrated her superior grappling skills. Keeping her up against fence, Jules stayed on top of Coenen and limited her movement and her guard. Jules continued to dominate in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the fight, throwing huge punches while keeping Coenen pinned to the ground. In the 4th round of the fight, Jules again brought Coenen to the ground, moving from side control into mount to rain down heavy punches on Coenen. Coenen was left dazed after referee John McCarthy stepped in to end the fight since Coenen was unable to defend or answer Jules’ lightening strike punches.

This victory was the 8th straight win for Jules and has established her as one of the top MMA fighters in the world!

March 3rd marked the day that one of Jules childhood dreams came true. After training countless hours, working on her boxing, muay thai, and grappling skills, cross-training in various disciplines to hone her craft, healing from and working through injuries, Jules showed the world that anything is possible and that faith, discipline, and integrity are the foundation of success.

Jules is a role model to many people within the community. As a person who is positive, kind hearted, determined, and strong in mind, body, and soul, she consistently empowers everyone she meets to be the best they can be and achieve their dreams by recognizing and breaking down artificial barriers. She has shown us that anything is possible. Thank you Jules! We’re incredibly proud of you and so happy to call you our Champion!


Howe wins the belt

Congratulations for Howe "Super" Tan!!!!

On January 28, 2017 Howe became the new 125lb Championship Title in a Flyweight Championship bout. Howe won by way of knockout in the 4th round of the fight, demolishing Sean Williams and bringing the belt home to Port Moody, BC.

This warrior has been training and learning the craft under Mr. Gibson for the past 11 years! His humility and dedication to the craft is inspiring to us all. It wasn't easy, but Howe showed us all that hard work pays off.

We're incredibly proud of you Howe!

"He is a true martial artist and a pleasure to teach and train. I have trained many athletes and fighters in the 20 years I've had my gym and I can say he is everything I look for in a student. Keep it up champion!" - Mr. G

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Gibson Soldiers!!!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year! We’re excited to start this year with positivity, love, and an unbridled enthusiasm for the GREATNESS of 2017!

There are so many possibilities ahead of us and we’re excited for the opportunities they’re making possible. 2016 was a successful year for Gibson MMA and determination, perseverance, vision, and faith are guiding us to greatness this year.

Julia “The Jewel” Budd dominated in the Bellator cage in 2016 and will be fighting and winning her WORLD TITLE on March 3rd, 2017! Our Jewel will be fighting Marloes Coenen for the inaugural featherweight world title! You can support our crowning Jewel by coming down to Oklahoma to watch her shine at the Winstar World Casino & Resort or watch the fight live on Spike Sports from home!Since joining Bellator Julia has won all of her fights and has won 7 straight fights since 2011! #Bellator174

Lance “Fearless” Gibson Jr. will be going pro in April! As a student of martial arts since he was toddler, his evolution as a martial artist is unparalleled. With a strong foundation in wrestling as an All-American Wrestler, Lance is always learning, practicing and growing. Always humble, Lance is undefeated and hungry to show the world his skills and heart!

Also, our warrior Howie “Super” Tan will be fighting for the 125lb championship belt on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at Edmonds College in Lynwood, WA. This Gibson Soldier is undefeated and always honing his craft. It’s his time to shine and we’re excited to see him enter the ring for a 5-round flyweight championship bout in a few weeks! To come down and support the Gibson team, check out for tickets. Doors open at 7pm and the fights are scheduled to start at 8pm.

***NEW***Saturday 10am Kickboxing classes are now co-ed! We also have fresh new gear available at the Gibson Health Bar! Come by for a shake, salad or wrap to check it out!!

Big things are in store for our team this year and we’re ready create, hone and support our warriors in achieving their dreams! We’re ready to show the world that Gibson MMA’s energy is bright and it’s our time to SHINE!

Whether you’re a fighter or you’re practicing martial arts to increase your confidence, hone your skills, or make your health a priority, we’re here to support all of our Gibson Soldiers dreams!As an environment of light, positivity and love, we consider all of our Gibson Soldiers to be part of our Gibson Family. Join us as we illuminate the world with our greatness!

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