Meet the Staff here at University of Ground Fighting
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Professor Steven Patterson
Professor Steven Patterson is a 1st degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros. Professor Steven started his grappling career with wrestling in the 4th grade and continued all the way through his senior year of High School. During College Professor Steven started his MMA career where he eventually went Pro. After graduating college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, he began to mainly focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. During that time, he was coaching at four different Jiu-Jitsu Academies until he made the decision to open up University of Ground Fighting in 2011. Over the last eight years, the academy has grown tremendously. We look forward to the future and for new members to join our family.
16 x IBJJF CHAMPION!!! (Brown Belt-Black Belt)
3rd place IBJJF American Nationals gi 2019
2nd place IBJJF NoGI Worlds 2011
3rd place IBJJF Pan Ams GI 2012
5 Grappling Absolute Champion
3-1 Fight To Win Record
6 x NAGA Expert Champion
ADCC Chicago Champion
Pro MMA record of 3-2