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20 Years of History; Vision Quest Muay Thai is here to Make a Statement

When Primo Bellarosa vacationed to his camp in Maine 5 years ago with his wife, he knew he had found a place where he wanted to spend the rest of his life. He and his wife had committed to move to the Pine Tree state from their current residence in New York, and the journey began. After building his house in the woods a year and a half ago, Primo's next goal was to open his new gym - Vision Quest Muay Thai.

Bellarosa may be new to Maine, but he isn't new to the combat sports game. He trained boxing with his dad at the age of 9, wrestled in high school & college, is a purple belt in bjj, and became a high-level muay thai practitioner, and now he has evolved into one of the best MMA coaches in the region.

Muay Thai has been the vehicle that has brought Primo much of his success in the combat sports world, as he amassed a 14-1 pro record and won 7 titles. He's also trained 71 champions and a total of 28 fighters that have competed in the top fighting organizations in the world such as; UFC, Bellator, Glory Kickboxing, Strikeforce and ONE FC. A former coach at Bombsquad MMA in Rochester, NY and Westchester Fight Club, Bellarosa was ready to hang his own shingle in central Maine once he finished building his house. The pandemic put a slight delay to his plans, but he recently opened up Vision Quest Muay Thai (VQMT) in Newport, Maine, just west of Bangor.

The choice to move from New York to Maine was an easy one for Primo and his wife, and they've fit in quickly with their new surroundings. Although Primo just recently claimed residence in New England, you've surely seen him around the fight game in the region for quite some time. It was funny when a FaceBook post popped up on my feed recently from former UFC fighter Marcus Davis, and in the pictures from 15 years ago you can see Primo wrapping hands backstage for Team Irish at an event in New Hampshire. You've probably also seen him in the corner of many Young's M