Firas Zahabi News

Jan 7, 2017 7:16 am

Firas Zahabi defends Edmond Tarverdyan

Following the first professional loss of Ronda Rousey’s career at UFC 193 to Holly Holm in 2015, Ronda Rousey‘s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, was the subject of much criticism. While Rousey lost the fight, many blamed Tarverdyan for giving Rousey a false sense of confidence in her striking prior to stepping into the Octagon with an...

Nov 23, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi goes beast mode sparring 6’4 undefeated pro welterweight

Tristar GYM head coach Firas Zahabi is widely believed to be one of the best coaches in MMA. In addition to welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, Zahabi has coached top ranked fighters such as Rory MacDonald, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, and even worked with rising prospect Sage Northcutt. In addition to coaching his fighters, Zahabi also releases...

Sep 13, 2016 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi demonstrates brilliant single leg takedown defense

It’s no secret that wrestling is one of the most useful tools in MMA. Wrestlers possess the unique ability of dictating where the fight takes place. A wrestling background also poses a significant threat due to the fact that an opponent could be hesitant to throw strikes for fear of being taken down. Tristar gym...

Feb 9, 2016 11:08 am

MUST SEE! How to fight a bigger opponent with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi

Check out this informative video from Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi. In this video, Zahabi goes into detail on the gameplan going into a fight against a bigger and stronger opponent. The caption for the instructional video reads: “How do you fight a bigger stronger opponent is maybe the number one question I keep getting...