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Social Media Chatter Indicates Cody East Is UFC Bound

This past weekend, Cody East (12-1) scored a decisive TKO victory over Kevin Asplund (16-10) in what was a glorified feature bout for East. The bout was held in Minnesota under the Legacy FC banner of which East is the Heavyweight Champion. It has been rumored that the match-up was requested by Dana White, President of the UFC, so that ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series XVII To Feature Four Of The Area’s Most Recognizable Amateur Competitors

When the Jackson’s MMA Series rolls through the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino on February 13th, fight fans will be treated to a fight card with several notable names most that follow the local scene will recognize immediately. While the main event between top prospects Jordan Espinosa and Nick Urso may be enough to drive the ticket sales, all additional incentives ...

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The Heat Is Turned Up For Espinosa vs. Urso & It Couldn’t Come Sooner For A Local Scene In Desperate Need Of A Spark

This is sports-entertainment, ladies and gentleman, and today we touch on one of the more entertaining rivalries our local scene has had for quite some time. Sure, there are the purists out there who believe trash-talk doesn’t have a place in combat sports but in this case, it is a breath of fresh air for a fight scene that is ...

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After four straight victories, Amber Brown has bullied her way to number one contender status

Another Invicta FC bout, another opponent bullied into defeat. FIT NHB and New Mexico Wildbunch’s Amber “The Bully Brown” (6-1) defeated Shino VanHoose in the first round via a guillotine choke during the main card of last night’s Invicta FC 15. The victory was the fourth straight for Brown, third under the Invicta FC banner; it was also the second straight ...

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2015 SWFight.com Awards: Holly Holm Sweeps Three Different Awards

Holly Holm wins 2015 SWFight.com’s MMA Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, and Upset of the Year There can be no argument that Holly hit a Holm run in 2015. Keeping her undefeated record intact was unbelievably the least of her accolades for the calendar year as “The Preacher’s Daughter” most notably stunned the combat sport’s world with ...

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“I Want To Be Great” – Randee Morales Small In Stature, Gigantic In Ambition

“I watched the first season of the “Ultimate Fighter” when I was a kid and always thought “Why don’t they have a female division?”, because if they did I’d kill it.” – Randee Morales It wasn’t difficult to find intrigue in the story of “Shortstack” Randee Morales. The Jackson-Wink trained amateur MMA competitor may be 24-years old but she is ...

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MVP? Luttrell MMA’s Jordan Espinosa, One Of New Mexico’s Most Valuable Prospects

This time last year, Albuquerque-trained Jordan Espinosa (7-4) had just suffered a unanimous decision loss to a 145-pound fighter despite his natural fighting weight being two weight classes lower at 125-pounds. The Flyweight competing against a Featherweight left Kentucky with a record of 4-4, an even .500, and looking for some sort of consistency in his young MMA career. Fast-forward just less ...

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