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City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County to Honor Johnny Tapia on September 23

Johnny Tapia Wells Park

Wells Park Community Center to be renamed “Johnny Tapia Community Center as Wells Park” on September 23 The City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department will host a celebration at the Wells Park Community Center on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the center to “Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park” in honor of the ...

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Report: UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg canceled

Fight week illness sidelines Albuquerque fighter Ray Borg less than 2 days before flyweight title fight against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 215 Late Thursday evening MMAFight.com’s Ariel Helwani broke some very disappointing news out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The UFC 215 main event bout between current UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Albuquerque’s Ray Borg, has been called off. The ...

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Nick Urso and Jordan Espinosa Make Weight for Contender Series Bout

Albuquerque Rivals Nick Urso and Jordan Espinosa Make Weight for tomorrow’s Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Bout A year and a half old beef will finally be settled tomorrow night as Albuquerque flyweights Nick Urso and Jordan Espinosa face each other on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, live on UFC Fight Pass. The men both made weight this ...

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Jordan Espinosa and Nick Urso to Rematch on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Nick Urso vs Jordan Espinosa

Espinosa vs. Urso Winner Gets Possible Shot at UFC Contract Multiple sources have confirmed that a rematch between Albuquerque fighters Jordan Espinosa and Nick Urso will be taking place on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on August 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC produced weekly series streams live on UFC Fight Pass. It brings together UFC hopefuls looking ...

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Johnny Tapia vs. Danny Romero Fight Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero Gave Albuquerque one its Greatest Sports Moments in 1997 Twenty years ago, one of the greatest moments in Albuquerque sports history took place when the city’s two native boxing sons, Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero, faced off July 18, 1997 at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Thomas and Mack Center in a Super Flyweight unification title fight ...

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Joby Sanchez Kicks Off Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Joby Sanchez Takes on Manny Vazquez in Premiere of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Live on UFC Fight Pass It is the second chance that Albuquerque’s Joby Sanchez has been waiting for. On Tuesday, July 11, Sanchez (9-2) will be returning to a UFC octagon as the opening fight for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, a new weekly series ...

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June 2017 New Mexico Boxer/MMA Fighter Results and Schedule

June 2017 New Mexico Boxing and MMA Fighter Calendar Below is the SWFight.com New Mexico fighter fight result and schedule. We will do our best to keep this up to speed but because professional cards are far and wide, and often aren’t covered or televised, we ask that you as the public, fighters, and promoters also alert us any time ...

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Jerome Rivera on Brink of Making History with win at LFA 14

Jerome Rivera

With a flyweight championship win at LFA 14, Jerome Rivera Sets Himself up for Potential UFC Call For several years in the 2000s, New Mexico was a hotbed for mixed martial arts prospects. However, over the last 3 years there has been a lull in local fighters cracking the MMA glass ceiling. On Friday night, Santa Fe’s Jerome Rivera hopes to ...

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