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Week In Reflection: Bellator 91 & UFC On Fuel 8 Recap

The dust has settled from a very interesting past week of MMA action significant to New Mexico. Last Thursday, Rio Rancho hosted Bellator MMA inside the Santa Ana Star Center for the Bellator 91 event. Then days later, the UFC hosted a show in Japan that featured some fighters who train out of Albuquerque’s Jackson-Winklejohn gym. SWFight.com is here to ...

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SWFight.com’s “Opinion Round Up” – Bellator 91 Edition

Photos from the Feb 5th 2013 presser in Rio Rancho.  For more information go here: http://bit.ly/Bellator91

With Bellator 91 getting closer as each day goes by the anticipation is mounting in New Mexico. Tomorrow, New Mexico fight fans will be treated to Bellator MMA’s big time show being held at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The night’s festivities will be highlighted by Bellator’s Light Heavyweight title fight between champion Christian M’Pumbu taking on ...

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Why Is New Mexico Still A Long Shot To Play Host To A Potential UFC Event?

One of the most famous venues in the entire country, "The Pit" is home to the University of New Mexico Lobos but it has combat history within the walls as well.

It is well-known that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the pinnacle of MMA. From employing just about every fighter within the world top-10 rankings in just about every weight class from 125-pounds to heavyweight and having the most successful pay-per-view model currently in combat sports; the UFC is the sport’s biggest and brightest stage and yet, the promotion has ...

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Intrigue and style mismatch highlight UFC 158 fight between Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks

UFC 158 was billed as a Welterweight extravaganza with so many top tier welterweights highlighting the event on March 16th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. However, after some breaking news this week of an injury to one of the premier fighters included, it was starting to look like that was falling apart. As SWFight.com reported, Johny Hendricks (14-1) will step in ...

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Bellator 91 Updates: Sanchez and Chavez out, Weathers in and Holm’s opponent named

Bellator Local Fighter Poster

Holm’s Bellator Opponent Named Some prominent updates coming our way concerning Bellator 91 scheduled for February 28th inside the Santa Ana Star Center. The card is stacked with local fighters from all different parts of New Mexico and representing several prominent gyms. One of the most exciting and intriguing additions to Bellator 91 was the announcement of Holly Holm, the ...

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UFC on FOX fight breakdown: Dodson vs. Johnson is a very even match up

UFC on Fox 6

When the UFC announced the creation of the Flyweight 125-pound division, many fight fans wondered if the talent pool would pan out and if the fans would be positively receptive of the lighter weight fighters. This Saturday, UFC on Fox will feature the two top flyweights in the world on network television in New Mexico’s John Dodson (14-5) who will be fighting for the ...

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Bellator at Santa Ana Star Center to feature several local fighters

Josh Montoya MMA

On February 28th, New Mexico will be on the national MMA stage when Bellator 91 is hosted at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Currently scheduled to highlight the card is a Light Heavyweight title fight featuring champion Christian M’Pumbu. A large amount of local talent will also be featured on the undercard. One of the most recent additions to the card ...

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Getting to know New Mexico’s gyms – FIT NHB


Walking into the warehouse styled building off of Lomas and 1st Street; one would think he’d be walking inside an old fashioned boxing gym. The kind of gym you’d expect to see in the movies and the old documentaries of the combat sports champions from past generations. It isn’t because there are title belts engulfing the office as you walk ...

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