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Ross Pearson Has Fans in Albuquerque, He’s Even Surprised

UFC Fight Night- Sanchez vs. Pearson

Ross Pearson faces Diego Sanchez Saturday and then wants a New Mexican burrito on Sunday At today’s Media Day, held two days ahead of the UFC’s debut in Albuquerque, New Mexico, lightweight Ross Pearson (17-6) was shocked to know that he has supporters in the city. On Saturday night, Pearson will be facing the man to put Albuquerque mixed martial arts on ...

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Diego Sanchez is as ‘Burque’ as it Gets

Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson

Diego Sanchez Will Bring the ‘Nightmare’ Back against Ross Pearson Saturday Night While the 90s in New Mexico were dominated by boxing world champions and Albuquerque natives Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero, it would take just one man in the early 2000s to swing that local combat sports pendulum. In 2005, after winning the The Ultimate Fighter I Middleweight Final, ...

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Iron Boy XIII Postpones Friday’s Bout in El Paso

Iron Boy XIII Postponed

Earlier today it was announced that Iron Boy Promotions‘ Texas debut would be postponed. Due to main and co-main event fighters being unable to be cleared medically, Iron Boy 13 will be pushed back until August 8th. Ticket holders are encouraged should return to point of purchase for a refund. The July 26th event in Phoenix, Arizona is scheduled to still ...

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Josh Torres and Shawn Gallegos Shine Under Dim Lights

Despite the extremely bad backyard barbeque-type lighting, 90’s Jock Jams stadium anthems and early 2000’s hip hop mistakenly being played during rounds, Johnny Tapia Presents: Dia de Johnny put on an entertaining card for the nearly 700 fans in attendance at Hotel Cascada Friday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It took Albuquerque’s Josh Torres (13-3-1, 6KOs) just two rounds to finish unknown ...

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Louie Burke: Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson July 19

Austin Trout

New Mexico boxing trainer Louie Burke has told SWFight.com this evening that Austin Trout will be facing Australian Daniel Dawson July 19th. “Al (Haymon) told us the fight would take place on July 19th,” said Burke. When asked what the card would look like and what network the fight would air on Burke said he was not sure. He also did ...

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Dia de Johnny Tapia Weigh-In Results from Hotel Cascada

Johnny Tapia Presents: Dia de Johnny Tapia at Hotel Cascada

Today at Hotel Cascada the weigh-in for Johnny Tapia Presents: Dia de Johnny Tapia took place. Every fighter who hit the scales made weight. The only exception was Brenda Gonzales’ opponent DJ Morrison who was still en route to weigh-in from Colorado. The event tomorrow night kicks off with a slew of amateur fights at 1pm with the pro card ...

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Andrew Tenneson Late Replacement vs. Prentice Ingram Saturday at Jackson’s MMA Series XIII in Colorado

Andrew Tenneson Replaces Robbie Gutierrez in Jackson’s MMA Series XII Main Event With less than two weeks notice Andrew Tenneson has stepped in to replace Jackson’s MMA teammate Robbie Gutierrez, in the main event for this Saturday night’s Jackson’s MMA Series XII card in Pueblo, Colorado. Awaiting Tenneson (1-0), will be Colorado’s Prentice Ingram (9-3), who holds a perfect 4 ...

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Rio Rancho’s Brian Mendoza Signs with Cameron Dunkin

Brian Mendoza boxing New Mexico

Just one week after winning his professional debut in 39 seconds, Brian Mendoza has signed a five-year contract with boxing manager Cameron Dunkin. “I’m happy as hell. Things are looking really good!” said Mendoza (1-0, 1KO) after announcing the signing. Dunkin has managed over 30 world champions since the late 1980s. A list that includes: Diego Corrales, Kelly Pavlik, Timothy ...

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