Sam Wells has been training in MMA, MUAY THAI, and SUBMISSION WRESTLING for over 23 years. He has been a certified personal trainer for 10 years. Sam has trained top athletes such as: Rashad Evans UFC light heavyweight contender, Noe Hernandez UFC fighter as well as many other professional MMA fighters and an extensive list of amateur fighters.


Sam's extensive knowledge of MMA has come from his competitive background over the last 22 years.


Sam has been teaching MIXED MARTIAL ARTS and MUAY THAI for the last 10 years in the Atlanta area. Sam is 3-0 in Muay Thai competition and 18-8 in MMA competition.​​

Mixed Martial Arts & Pancrase

Warriors Quest Extreme Challenge Heavy Weight Champion

Hook N Shoot’s Pancarse #1 ranked Middle Weight Competitor 
Extreme Brawl’s # 1 Light Weight ranked Mixed Martial Arts Competitor(NHB)
Freestyle Combat Challenge Lightweight Champion
DangerZone #1 Contender lightweight 
World Extreme Cage Fighting Veteran


Kickboxing and Grappling

Became a instructor on under Sifu/Sensei Scott Han in 1997
Moved on to teaching Seminars and clinics 
Teaching Grappling and Muay thai full time classes at Anderson ’s Karate Dojo 
Shoot Wrestling instructor

Boxing Gloves


Attaining the agility and endurance while building the perfect toned physique has never felt more possible than at HardKnox MMA. Hardknox  utilizes the best of the arts of Boxing, MMA, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and many other sport-based martial arts. Hardknox MMA is not only a gym for the driven but we also cater to your personal goals by offering personal training sessions when requested. We offer classes such as; kickboxing classes, MMA classes, Personal Training, Circuit Training Classes and Muay Thai Classes. We are located off 41 in Kennesaw, GA. We can't wait to welcome you the the HardKnox Family! Schedule your FREE CLASS today!




1025 Cobb International Dr
Suite 270
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 792-2999



9:30AM - 8:30PM