Cies MMA is an IBJJF registered Academy, this is the highest recognized organization in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Our annual BLACK FRIDAY super sale is happening tomorrow from 11am-3pm!! Message us on social media or email and we may even meet you to accommodate you outside of our open mat hours listed above! Choose any membership option and take 30% off of the price for life; this includes our lifetime membership option! All merchandise in our pro shop is 30% off as well!!


Coach Barb Ciesnolevicz is the Main Event for Fusion Fight League in Billings, MT for her Professional MMA Debut! We also have 4 other Cies MMA Fighters on the card! Stream it on Fite TV or head on up to watch! 


Congratulations to 3 Cies MMA Fighters, Josh Kines, Dyvonne Thornton, and Jacob Hawthorne for their submission wins at Fusion Fight League in Gillette Wyoming! Josh and Jacob won their debut fights and Cies MMA Elite Managed Fighter Dyvonne, improved to an impressive 4-0 with 3 finishes


Coach Barb Ciesnolevicz, takes Bronze at the IBJJF No Gi World Championships, becoming the first Cies MMA Member to not only compete at the World level but then proceeded to get on the podium. She will not be the last, join her on the IBJJF Circuit today!


Congrats to Dyvonne Thornton, a Cies MMA Elite managed fighter for improving to 3-0 as an amateur. His impressive fight on Fury FC put the flyweight division on notice and he's already looking ahead at his next opportunity to put on a show. He is the first Cies MMA fighter to fight on a direct feeder show, to the UFC, and might be fighting there again in a few months. More impressively, Dyvonne took an illegal knee to the head in the second round, and still battled to secure the win in the third round. His opponent was a highly touted prospect at an elite gym in Denver as well. Come train with Dyvonne any evening at Cies MMA's premier facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

Ladies Coach, Barb Ciesnolevicz, does it again via reverse heel hook in Las Vegas, Nevada against a tough 10th planet purple belt who has been grappling for 15+ years. Barb just competed one week prior and came back victorious again in the submission or draw match up. Looking forward to what is next for her! She improves to 3-1-1 as a professional grappler! Barb runs a ladies program each Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm, come see what she's all about!


Cies MMA Ladies BJJ Coach, Barb Ciesnolevicz wins her 4th Pro BJJ match against UFC legend and BJJ Black Belt Roxanne "The Happy Warrior" Modaferri via Reverse Heel Hook! We are so proud of Barb and her amazing achievement. Come see her at her ladies only class ran Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm!

Darien Robinson advances to the Fusion Fight League Finals for a 3 fight pro contract and championship belt via unanimous dec! He put on an absolute wrestling clinic against an opponent known for his great wrestling to secure the win!

CONGRATS to Cies MMA athlete, Adam Abul-Hawa in winning his MMA debut after becoming 2-0 in kickboxing earlier this year. Adams win makes the MMA team 7-2 overall in 2021, boasting a winning record since our opening in 2016!


    CONGRATULATIONS  to Cies MMA athletes Robby Spinella, and Jacob Hawthorne on their submission victories at Fight to Win Pro in Denver! They were the first athletes from our academy to compete on that stage, and came back decisively victorious!







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2360 Montebello Sq Suite C

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

The first One-Stop-Shop for world class mixed martial arts instruction in Colorado Springs. We are a family oriented mixed martial arts academy specializing in MMA. Mike Ciesnolevicz is the ONLY coach to be both a UFC veteran & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Colorado Springs. Mike C has high level expertise in all things MMA. Classes will range from kids and beginners classes up to professional MMA fight team practice.
In 1993 the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) were the first to match black belts from different disciplines against each other in a "no-holds-barred" battle to determine which martial art was most effective. As the UFC progressed, it became apparent that fighters needed to be proficient in all areas of martial arts. Thus Mixed Martial Arts was born, and now almost 25 years later the sport has taken the world by storm. MMA has proven to be the most effective means of self-defense in real world situations, training students to be effective in all areas of MMA. Cies MMA will be the first high level mixed martial arts academy in Colorado Springs, offering a variety of martial arts classes for every member of your family. The schedule will offer the following classes
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Mixed martial arts


No-gi grappling

kids classes & Anti-Bully Techniques

women's self defense