Professor Dante Rivera is the Founder and Head Instructor at Dante Rivera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in Freehold, New Jersey. Professor Dante Rivera is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who studied under the legendary Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie's first American Black Belt.
The IFL & UFC veteran currently fights for Bellator and was a featured fighter on The Ultimate Fighter, Season 7. Dante Rivera is a multiple time Grapplers Quest and NAGA Champion, as well as a long time training partner of Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Frankie Edgar, Tom DeBlass, Nick Catone and many other veterans.
Professor Dante held the following titles: Ring of Combat, Combat in the Cage, Cage Fury, Reality Fighting, & N.A.B.C. 185-lb Champion.
Professor Dante Rivera was recently inducted into the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he received the Pioneer Fighter Award.