Tiger Muy Thai’s MMA Coaching Team
Tiger Muay Thai is proud to present our MMA Trainers, the most talent stacked mma coaching team in Thailand. Head of the MMA program is UFC and Belator Veteran Roger Huerta. Running the BJJ program is Fernando Maccachero, Thailands (highest ranked) and only resident 5th degree BJJ Black Belt.
MMA & Wrestling Coach Roger “El Matador” Huerta
Roger Huerta is a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter with nearly 30 professional fights under his belt. A veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Huerta competed in the promotion’s lightweight division, entering the UFC with a 14-1-1 record at the age of 23. Huerta has also fought in Bellator Fighting Championships and the biggest MMA promotion in Asia, ONE FC. He is noted for also fighting three bouts on the same day in 2004.
A native of Austin, Texas, Huerta was an amateur wrestler at Augsberg College in Minnesota when he began his MMA career. Already an expert amateur wrestler, he recently attained his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under 4th degree Black Belt Fernando Maccachero at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand. Huerta has also trained with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach, former UFC Middleweight Champion Dave Menne, and heralded MMA trainer Greg Jackson.
As the first MMA fighter to have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, Huerta was seen as the new breed of fighter and an ambassador of the sport. The responsibility landed him a role in the film “Tekken” portraying the character of Miguel “Caballero” Rojo.
BJJ & Grappling Coach Fernando Maccachero
Leading Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling classes as well as boost the MMA program is Professor Fernando Maccachero. A 5th Degree Black Belt, currently the highest ranked resident BJJ Black Belt in Thailand, under Crezio de Souza, also holds a Brown Belt in Judo. He was hand picked by former UFC champion and Brazilian Top Team founder Murillo Bustamante to become BTT’s representative in Thailand as well as TMT.
Maccachero has instructed everyone from Special Police Forces in the United Arab Emirates to Army Special Forces and Military Police in Brazil as well as Sheriff’s departments in the United States. Maccachero was most recently an instructor in the US as a part of the Brazilian Top Team’s Fightclub academy.
“I think the students can expect me to teach them more technique. I’d love to improve on people’s technique, and create structure for them to grow,” Maccachero explains.
During his time at TMT, Maccachero hopes to promote certain students with belts and watch them grow in the sport of BJJ. It’s something that has become familiar for him since promoting about 15 Black Belts in Brazil.
“It’s very emotional for me to put the Black Belt for a guy. He’s part of your family then and it’s nice when you all this time with somebody and he gets to learn from you.”