By. C.A.

Photos : S. Arredondo



Lion’s Den Scottsdale is a solid mixed martial arts training facility that specializes in a mixture of fierce fighting styles.

Lion’s Den Scottsdale offers students an opportunity to master everything about the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts while learning self-discipline, confidence, and integrity.  

Lion’s Den training facilities separates itself  from other mma training camps by having only world renowned experts teach their respective discipline.

 Training experts like UFC veteran and National Champion Wrestler Mike Van Arsdale and UFC, WEC and Strikeforce figher Joe “Diesel” Riggs.

Lions Den Scottsdale is located at:
2954 North Haden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: (480) 941-LION


Lion’s Den Scottsdale specializes in the following disciplines:

- Elite MMA
- Strength & Conditioning
- Elite Boxing
- Elite Boxing Body Punching
- Combat Muay-Thai
- Elite Submission Wrestling
- Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu
- Cardio Boxing & kickboxing
- Elite Focus Mits & Cardio Muay Thai
- Cardio Muay-Thai Kick-Boxing


Special Thanks to Lion’s Den Scottsdale Owner Scott Peters.


Lion’s Den Elite Team


The Lion’s Den Elite team is personally chosen by Ken Shamrock during a semi-annual tryout. Tryouts consist of rigorous fitness tests which are used to measure a fighter’s mental and physical condition. The tests focus on skill based testing which require a fighter to put all their MMA training to the test. Members who excel at all phases and demonstrate good qualities included character, integrity and drive gain an opportunity to be a part of the Legendary Lion’s Den Elite Team.
Lion’s Den Elite fighters are recognized and respected all around the world giving them the chance to compete in the top MMA fight cards.


Lion’s Den Elite

Team Fighters:


Vernon “Tiger” White : Light heavyweight champion in KOTC, Mega Fights, IFC. 14 year MMA Veteran fighting for UFC, WPC, WFA, WEC, IFL, WVC, Pancrase, Caged Combat, Extreme Fighting, and Valor Fighting.

Roberto “Spider” Traven: Two time BJJ World Champion.
Tonya Evinger: Female MMA fighter pioneer and former wrestling champ
Zac Mathews: Jiu Jitsu and striking fighter.

Roy “Big Country” Nelson: Heavyweight MMA fighter Roy Nelson is an expert in submissions.

Joe “Diesel” Riggs: UFC veteran, Combat Evolution heavyweight champion, XCF Light Heavyweight champion, Art of War Heavyweight champion.

Edwin “Bam Bam” Dewees: The Ultimate Fighter 4 contestant and UFC veteran

Alex Andrade: World Pancration Super-Fight champion, UFC, and Pride veteran.

Buddy Roberts: Former MVP and All Regional football star.

Devin “Mighty Mouse” Conkling: Served his country in Afghanistan reciving the 1st Battalion 507th Parachute Infantry.

Jeff “The Coliseum” Newbrough: Elite Team heavyweight fighter.

Ryan Shamrock: Elite Team fighter

Rick “The Holy Terror” Reeves:Undefeated under the International Fight League and Lion’s Den fighter since 2007.