Chris Clodfelter is a pioneer in the world of professional fighting. He was one of the first Professional Muay Thai and MMA fighters in the state of North Carolina and has traveled and competed all over the United States from Atlanta to Las Vegas and the Carolinas down to Florida. Clodfelter was one of the first fighters in history to fight professional Muay Thai at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in NYC, which has housed such fighting greats as Muhammad Ali. He has also traveled and trained in Thailand at some of the top Muay Thai boxing camps such as Sinbi Muay Thai which regularly hosts Muay Thai legends including Saenchai Sinbimuaythai and Saiyok Pumpunmuang .
Clodfelter is a veteran of 40 fights, holds a professional Muay Thai record of 7-3-1, a professional MMA record of 9-7,and is a two-time title holder, winning both the United States Muay Thai Association’s 155lb Lightweight Professional Title Belt and the Circle of Fury Welterweight Professional Title Belt in dramatic fashion. Clodfelter was a chosen alternate on season 12 of the hit Spike TV reality show The Ultimate Fighter.
Sharing the beauty of the art of authentic Muay Thai to the public is Chris’ true passion. He is certified through the United States Muay Thai Association as well as the World Professional Muay Thai Federation in Bangkok, Thailand, to teach the beautiful art of Thai boxing. As a coach and trainer, Chris has led many aspiring fighters up the ranks to win local and national competitions, and has worked with countless individuals sharing his passion and helping them learn this ancient art in a safe, efficient, and fun way. Clodfelter also holds black belts in American Combat Jiujitsu, Karate, and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
In 2013, Kru Clodfelter was awarded by the United States Muay Thai Association for his devotion and dedication to the art and sport of Muay Thai.
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