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New Mexico vs. Colorado Border Wars Card in the Works for Sept. 21st

Chavez Promotions is currently working on a September 21st Albuquerque card that pins New Mexican fighters against Coloradans. The venue is to be determined although Boxrec.com shows it currently as the Albuquerque Convention Center. The only confirmed match showcases Aztec, New Mexico’s Joe Gomez (19-7, 9KOs) against Longmont, Colorado’s Raul “El Chino” Carrillo (12-1, 7KOs) in an 8 round welterweight ...

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Luis Yanez and Tony Valdez to Meet Sept 6th at Buffalo Thunder

Earlier today it was confirmed that WBC US Super Flyweight champion Luis Yanez (7-0) of Dallas, Texas and Española’s Tony Valdez (7-3-3, 7KOs) will meet September 6th at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in a super flyweight contest. The card which is being promoted by Holmes Boxing Promotions, continues to materialize. Yanez vs. Valdez will temporarily serve as the main ...

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Jackson/Winkeljohn Women Look to Make it Big Month for the Gym

This past Wednesday, Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA played host to an open workout featuring four female fighters all with respective bouts in the month of July with national mixed martial arts promotions. This weekend two of the gyms fighters, Norma Center (2-0) and Emily Peters Kagan (2-1) will kick things off for their gym in respective bouts at Invicta FC 6. The ...

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Southwest Grapplefest Takes Place 10 July 27th at the Santa Ana Star Casino

The Combat Sports Club will hold their annual summer grappling tournament, Southwest Grapplefest for the third time at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Satuday July 27th. Grapplefest 10 is a Gi/NoGi double elimination and awards placements for 1st – 4th.  All Men NoGi competitors earn Combat Sports Club points towards Elite status (5000pts.) New this year ...

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Jackson/Winkeljohn Gym to Hold Open Workout for Holly Holm, Julie Kedzie, Norma Center and Emily Kagan

Team Jackson/Winkeljohn will have an open workout for multiple mixed martial arts fighters who will be competing in UFC, Legacy Fighting Championship and Invicta FC events in the month of July. The workouts are open to the public and will take place Tuesday July 9th at 2pm at 5505 Acoma SE 87108 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fighters expected to participate at Tuesday’s ...

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UFC 166 in Houston Pins Diego Sanchez Against Gilbert Melendez

Yesterday it was first reported by MMAJunkie.com that Albuquerque’s Diego Sanchez of Jackson’s-Winklejohn’s MMA would face number one lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez on the UFC 166 card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Both fighters are coming off of respective controversial bouts; Sanchez (24-5) off a close March split decision victory against Takanori Gomi while Melendez (21-3) dropped a ...

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SWFight.com’s 1/2 Year Awards for 2013 (Boxing Edition)

The first half of the year has seen our two biggest boxing stars not very active. Holly Holm announced her retirement after her only fight this year and is now making a full time transition into mixed martial arts and in April, Austin Trout lost a decision to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a fight that was much more competitive than the judges scores ...

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Gomez Ends Cabral’s Undefeated Streak with 5th Round TKO

In front of a small crowd of about 250 fans at the Albuquerque Convention Center one of New Mexico’s most tried fighters, Joseph Gomez, went up against one of its undefeated but untested in Cristian Cabral on Chavez Promotions – Aztec Warriors boxing card. The initial round started with Cabral doubling and tripling up his punches. As expected Gomez who was ...

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