James McSweeney seminar at Lanna MMA

James McSweeney Seminar

Hosted by Lanna MMA

James McSweeney seminar at Lanna MMA
James McSweeney seminar at Lanna MMA

James McSweeney

On Sunday May 5th, Lanna MMA is hosting a 3 hour Dutch Kickboxing seminar with James ‘The Sledgehammer’ McSweeney, one of the top heavyweight and light heavyweight kickboxers in the game. This event marks a rare opportunity to learn from a battle-tested athlete who has competed at the elite level since 2005, against some of the best heavyweight athletes on the planet.

With a record of 53-7, the 6’4” 200+ lb McSweeney has seen it all when it comes to kickboxing and Muay Thai competition. He has passed some of his knowledge on to students at seminars all over the world, This weekend he will be sharing some of the knowledge and technique he has acquired over his 15 year career in combat sports.

MMA & The Ultimate Fighter

Many fans of the UFC only know McSweeney as a fighter for ‘Team Rashad’ during the 10th installment of The Ultimate Fighter reality television series, airing in 2009. James and his fellow TUF fighters beat out 250 prospective athletes to be on the show. It was during that season when fans of MMA took notice of The Sledgehammer, beating Wes Shivers by majority decision, then defeating Matt Mitrione via guillotine choke in round 1. He would eventually be defeated in the semi-finals by the elite and crafty IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson, by TKO.

Muay Thai & Kickboxing

Many people don’t know that James McSweeney’s first love is for the sport of kickboxing. He has enjoyed a lengthy career in kickboxing and Muay Thai, earning an impressive record of 46 wins (31 KOs) and 7 losses. He has fought all over the world, against top heavyweight competitors. James has spent a great deal of time training and teaching in Thailand at the world-renowned Tiger Muay Thai & MMA.

Notable Fights

Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Travis Browne, Ricco Rodriguez, Roger Gracie, Thiago Silva, Yassine Boughanem, Michael McDonald

Sunday May 5th, 2019


$50 for Lanna Members
$60 for Non-Lanna Members

For more information about Lanna MMA and how to try a free class Click Here! 

Written by Ryan McKinnon, Lanna MMA Team Member and host of The Bloody Ballet Podcast, a weekly Muay Thai show that can be found at The Bloody Ballet 

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