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Pete Irving BJJ

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Pete Irving BJJ Fighter decorated MMA Fighter is one of the unsung heroes of UK Mixed Martial Arts & has done a huge amount for both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts especially in his North East Origins around Newcastle Upon Tyne.  A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and MMA veteran who has trained many of the top names who have emerged from the North East UK area Pete is widely respected as one of the UK’s top Coaches.


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Mixed Martial Arts, BJJ Black Belt. Specialist Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & No Gi BJJ

Specialist Areas Taught

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling, K1 Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts

"For MMA Equipment REVGEAR are just doing it right"

The veteran North-East fighter Peter Irving retired from fighting at the end of 2013, after amassing a CV of over 50 professional fights in MMA, Muay Thai and K-1 rules kickboxing.
Trained by Ajarn Barry Norman at the famous Sor Thanikul gym in Byker, Newcastle, Pete competed simultaneously in Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial arts.
He contested over 100 grappling matches in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Submission wrestling, including the Mundials (World championships) and the copa do Brasil. After being introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Dave ‘Speedy’ Elliot, Pete trained in Brazil under the tutelage of master Crezio de Souza, and later in London by Black belt World champion Leo Negao.
Pete was awarded his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Leo and his Black belt in Chinese Boxing by Alan Orr in 2010.

After defeating the American Middleweight champion Reggie Cardiel in a catchweight bout at Invincible in Los Angeles, he was 2x Strike and Submit British champion, and 2x Strike and Submit European champion, with victories over top German fighter Daniel Weichel, who would go on to become M-1 World champion and Bellator featherweight tournament winner, and Reza ‘Mad dog’ Madadi who would go on to a successful career with the UFC. Although a loss to UFC veteran Jess Liaudin derailed his UFC career aspirations he went on to win the Xth Legion European title 3 times.Defeating top ranked Danes David Rosmon and Morten Djursaa, and top German Nordin Asrih.

As a farewell to MMA in 2013 Pete took on top ranked British Heavyweight Thomas Denham at Made 4 the cage, giving away a significant amount of weight, and defeated him with a third round TKO, and defeated the 2012 King of Shooto, Japan’s Yasaku Inoue in a KTMMA (mixed format Muay Thai and MMA) fight.

With his attention turned to Coaching a new generation Pete has played a significant role in many of the top fighters to emerge from the North East of England and now heads ITAI PAVA BJJ in his hometown.