The MMA Instructors at Tiger Muay Thai
Head MMA Instructor Brian “Bad Boy” Ebersole
Brian Ebersole is what you’d call a “journeyman” in the world of mixed martial arts. Since the end of his Division I collegiate wrestling career, he’s traveled throughout much of the U.S. and Australia in search of fights (with a number of different promotions)—and the opportunity to develop his professional career. It’s all been part of the relentless pursuit of his goals. And more than anything, Brian has always been willing to work harder than “the other guy.” So he’s entirely deserving of the success he’s achieved and the incredible titles he now enjoys—as undefeated UFC Welterweight and head MMA coach for one of the finest martial arts training camps in Southeast Asia.
Now a seasoned veteran in the sport, Brian has posted 65 professional fights with 49 wins. And with a so-called “iron chin,” one of his most note-worthy achievements is the fact that he’s never been knocked out in any one of those 65 bouts. He’s also earned a reputation as a scrappy—but unorthodox—stand-up fighter, as well as one of the most dominant wrestlers in MMA, with rock-solid defense.
Brian made his unlikely UFC debut against the legendary Chris Lytle at UFC 127 on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. He scored an upset victory by unanimous decision, earning well-deserved “Fight of the Night” honors. Two subsequent wins over Dennis Hallman and Claude Patrick have brought his UFC record to a perfect 3-0.
In addition to his prowess as a fighter, Brian is also a hell-of-a coach, a warm and personable guy—and quite a character. At some point, he began shaving an arrow into his chest hair—which has become infamously known as “the Hairrow”—that points to his chin in order to let his opponents know where to hit him.
But through all of the incredible success, Brian Ebersole remains a humble guy, who is an absolute pleasure to know. Furthermore, his patience and incredible knowledge as a coach make him the perfect choice to head-up the MMA program here at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA.
Assistant MMA Instructor Wiktor Svensson
Wiktor Svennson of Sweden is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Tiger Muay Thai head instructor and BJJ Black Belt professor Ray Elbe. After a 4-0 amateur career, Wiktor is currently 3-0 in professional MMA, with his last two fights for the Martial Combat promotion being broadcast on the ESPN STAR Sports network to 24 countries and over 310 million homes.
Getting involved with Martial Arts while serving in the Swedish Military, Wiktor has experience in Krav Maga and Combat Sambo. Upon completion of his military duties, Wiktor began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission wrestling and Muay Thai. Originally training in Thailand with K-1 Max legend Ole Laursen of the Legacy Gym, Wiktor has been with Tiger Muay Thai since 2007 and is a WPMF Stadium Champion with a perfect 5-0 record in Full Rules Professional Muay Thai.
As an international competitor Wiktor has fought in Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Russia, and Taiwan as a professional. Wiktor is available for privates in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts and speaks English in addition to his native language of Swedish.
Here’s a list of his accomplishments
- ISKA Kickboxing Open Cup EMMABODA gold medalist
- Swedish Shootfighting Championship Submission Win (SSL07)
- -90KG Swedish Grappling League #1 ranking
- Swedish Shootfighting Championship Submission Win (SSLO8)
- WPMF Patong Stadium Muay Thai Superfight Champion
- Taiwan Martial Arts Championship Superfight Winner
- Southeast Asian Grappling Games Advance Absolute Division Gold Medalist
- Southeast Asian Grappling Games Advance Light Heavy Weight Division Gold Medalist
- Promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt under Prof. Tony Eduardo Lima and Ray Elbe
- Nevertap Asia #3 ranking for Heavyweight division
- Martial Combat ESPN Star Sports winner
- Promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Prof. Ray Elbe
- Martial Combat ESPN Star Sports winner