The LionHeart Initiative Team

LionHeart Warriors are all volunteers who contribute in different ways, while sharing the single vision of MMA for Africa to create opportunities for local athletes. The Movement has more contributors than we can showcase... however, here are some of the most actively engaged and prominent contributors.
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KELLY GRISSOM

BJJ/Judo Black Belt
KOA Martial Arts
Stafford, Virginia

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BOUBACAR DIALLO

Coordinator
Bokk Jiu Jitsu
Dakar, Senegal

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D'JUAN OWENS

Pro-MMA Fighter

Elevate/ MMA Institute

Durham, NC

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COLLINS KOFI ZOIKU

Coordinator
Ghana MMA Federation
Accra, Ghana

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BABA SAKHO

Muay Thai coach

Puteaux Scorp' Thai

Stockholm, Sweden

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MOUSTAPHA DIOP

Coordinator
Bokk Jiu Jitsu
Dakar, Senegal

Brams Samba

IBRAHIMA SAMBA

BJJ black belt

Brazilian Top Team

Montreal, Canada

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NAOIL TITA

Muay Thai Champion of France 

Puteaux Scorp' Thai

Puteaux, France

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XAVIER GERNIERS

Coordinator

MMA Dar

Dar es Salaam

 

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DANY NJIBA

MuayThai World Champ

Puteaux Scorp' Thai

Puteaux, France

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LAMINE BA

Coordinator
Bokk Jiu Jitsu
Dakar, Senegal

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BACAR BALDÉ

Pro-MMA Fighter

MMA Factory

Paris, France

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DANJERR PRESSON

Coordinator

Toumaï MMA

N'Djamena, Chad

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CYRIL GANE

Muay Thai Champion of France 

Puteaux Scorp' Thai

Puteaux, France

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DAVE BAKER

BJJ Brown Belt

Arte Suave

Stuttgart, Germany

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SÉNAMÉ KOFFI A.

Coordinator

MMA 4 Togo

Lomé, Togo

 

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MUSA CONTEH

Pro-MMA fighter

Atlanta, Georgia

USA

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HENRY GEORGE

Coordinator

Nigeria MMA Federation

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

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TONY GARAVALIA

BJJ Brown Belt

KOA Martial Arts

Stafford, VA

USA

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AMBY VALENT

Coordinator

Toumaï MMA

N'Djamena, Tchad

 

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ISAAC JULY

BJJ World Champ

Urban Boxing DC

Washington, DC

USA

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LUC PAZIAUD

Coordinator

MMA Gambia

Kartong, The Gambia

 

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AMANDO CARIGO

Video-photographer

BJJ Black Belt

Premier Fight Club

Woodbridge, VA

USA

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PLUTARQUE VODOUNOU

Coordinator

Urban Gladiators

Cotonou, Benin

 

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KENNETH BROWN

BJJ Black belt

Randori Martial Arts

Annapolis, MD

USA

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OLIVIER PEREIRA

Professional MMA trainer/coach

Team Semtex

Nottingham, UK

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MOHAMED AL-MUNIR

Coordinator

Muqatel Training Center

Khartoum, Sudan

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SCOTT SALB

BJJ Black Belt

Leo Dalla Jiu Jitsu

Woodbridge, VA

USA

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JARON HAMPTON

BJJ Brown Belt

KOA Martial Arts

Stafford, VA

USA

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MIKE MARTELLE

Pro-MMA Fighter

BJJ black belt

Grizzly Gym, Canada

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TODD CROMPTON

BJJ Black Belt

The Lab MMA

Fredericksburg, VA

USA

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ISAAC KESINGTON

Filmmaker/Owner

Genghis Con Films

Miami, Florida

USA

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ERIC HUEBNER

BJJ Brown Belt

Davi Cavalcante Jiu Jitsu

Madrid, Spain

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CHRIS COLLEY

BJJ Black Belt

Big Brothers

Bremerton, WA

USA

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ADAM BASHISTA

BJJ Brown Belt

KOA Martial Arts

Stafford, VA

USA

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ISSA SECK

Pro-MMA Fighter

SPITEFIRE/Victory

Canada