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Meet the Team

At UFM, our dedicated coaches come with a variety of personal and fitness backgrounds. Each coach works diligently to adapt their experiences into unique learning opportunities to fit your fitness and/or training goals.

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BRIAN FOX

Wrestling Instructor

Brian has 19 years of wrestling, 2 years of judo, and 2 years of BJJ experience. He began wrestling in Columbus, OH at age 7 and went on to compete as an NCAA Division III wrestler. He's trained and competed both nationally and internationally, winning several martial arts regional and national tournaments in the US and Eastern Europe.

STACY COWSERT

Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu Coach

"UFM has been my doorway into the world of grappling. I started with jiu-jitsu, and then began training freestyle wrestling, which eventually led to a position as head wrestling coach for Tupelo Middle/High School. UFM is a great place with great people who mean a lot to me."

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APRIL HURLEY

Fitness Kickboxing Instructor

April is the proud co-owner of UFM alongside her husband, Grady, while also coaching Fitness Kickboxing. She manages to be a mom of two girls and works a full time job as an Occupational Therapist Assistant. She loves to encourage and challenge the members at UFM and considers them family. Some fondly call her Drill Sergeant, come see why!

CANDY ELLIS MOORE

CANDY ELLIS MOORE

CANDY ELLIS MOORE

RILEY MANNING

RILEY MANNING

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GRADY SUE HURLEY

Owner & Instructor

Coach Grady is the owner of UFM Tupelo since 2016. He is a retired professional, MMA 2x Champion - boasting an 85% winning percentage in combat sports; including a professional MMA record of 16-3 and

an undefeated career as a professional boxer.

Overall, Grady has competed in 35 combat sports fights, including boxing, kickboxing, and MMA. He also holds rank of a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

At UFM, Grady teaches Boxing, MMA, BJJ, wrestling, Fitness kickboxing, and Junior Spartans. In addition to UFM, in 2023, he became owner of LifeFitness 365

and is a loving husband and father to his family. 

Contact Coach Grady for more information on membership at either gym or

classes to change your lifestyle.

#SueNation  

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CANDY ELLIS MOORE

Fitness Kickboxing Instructor 

Candy coaches Fitness Kickboxing and has completed her Penalty Box certification and Group Fitness Instructor certification with ACE. Her newest venture is completing her degree in Exercise Science.

MOSTAFA ALIZADEH

MMA Striking Instructor

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RILEY MANNING

Boxing Instructor

Riley is a boxing instructor at UFM.

"I started boxing in 2012. As a lifelong athlete and collegiate soccer player, I wanted to find the next competitive outlet, and I did. UFM changed my life. I competed in over a dozen amateur bouts and won Mississippi Golden Gloves twice. Now I compete professionally and help forge the next generation of UFM boxers."

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JESUS "ZEUS" FLORES

Boxing Instructor

Zeus has over 10 years of combat experience and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He currently holds an amateur boxing record of 5-1 and an MMA record of 4-1.

NATHAN MITCHELL

MMA Striking

"I have been a part of UFM since March 2023 as a student and a coach I've held titles in both MMA and Kickboxing. In the past, UFM has been a blessing in my life when it comes to my fitness and becoming a part of a second family."

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JOSE MORENO

BJJ Instructor

Jose has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been training for 8 years.  He is an active competitor and won Gold in his division and the challenger division at the last American Grappling Federation tournament. 

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