American Top Team on Monday announced that it has welcomed Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Roan “Jucao” Carneiro to the team.
The announcement comes on the heels of the addition of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom Marcelo Garcia and another UFC veteran, Italian fighter Alessio Sakara to the team as well.
Prior to his fight against Tony DeSouza at UFC 79 on Dec. 29, Carneiro spend six weeks training with ATT to prepare for the fight, which he won by TKO in the second round.
According to a statement released by ATT, “Jucao felt this is the type of training environment necessary for him to compete at the highest level to succeed. Jucao will continue to live and teach in the Atlanta area, but will come down to the main ATT academy in Coconut Creek, Fla. to prepare for any of his upcoming fights in the UFC.”