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SWFight.com’s Greatest Boxers and Mixed Martial Artists In New Mexico History: #25-21

Fidel Maldonado Jr., Damacio Page, Keith Jardine, Earl Large, Joey Villasenor

SWFight.com’s listing of the Greatest New Mexico Fighters of All Time, rankings #25-21 include boxers Maldonado Jr., Large, MMA’s Villaseñor, Jardine, Page The Marquess of Queensberry Rules, the code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing were published in 1867, 45 years before New Mexico was granted statehood in 1912. Hundreds of fighters during the time in which ...

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Sharahya-Taina Moreu Steps Up For Mar. 6-10 USA Boxing Western Elite Qualifiers

Sharahya Moreu

18-Year-Old New Mexican Amateur Standout Sharahya-Taina Moreu of Albuquerque Ready to Defend her Backyard at next week’s USA Boxing 2018 Western Elite Qualifier “Get yourself acquainted with the ring,” says Yoruba Moreu. “Watch out, there are a few dents in the floor.” Yoruba lifts the ropes and invites Jocelyn, a new sparring partner for his daughter, into the backyard boxing ...

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2017 SWFight.com MMA Fighter of the Year: Nicco Montano

FIT NHB’s Nicco Montano captured the Inaugural 125-pound Flyweight UFC Championship after winning “The Ultimate Fighter” and starting the year relatively unknown to the combat sports world. Though a list of fighters could have won this award this year, I don’t think there is a better story than that of Nicco Montano (5-2) and her rise to the top of the ...

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Nicco Montano to follow in the footsteps of Dodson, Sanchez with a win at The Ultimate Fighter Finale

Nicco Montano TUF 26

FIT NHB’s Nicco Montano (3-2) was a “dark horse” so-to-speak when it was announced she would compete on the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. As most fight fans are aware, TUF is a reality television show put on by the UFC that locks up a dozen or more fighters inside a house in Las Vegas for several weeks as they train and compete ...

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Ray Borg’s Journey To The Pinnacle Of the Sport Fighting MMA’s Best Flyweight – Part One

The landscape of mixed martial arts was vastly different in 2011. Jackson’s MMA Series hosted their sixth show and featured headliner Joey Villasenor. Evolution Combat Sports had just put on three shows that year, namely ECSC 2 that featured Angelica Chavez and Joby Sanchez. King of the Cage had established itself as a premier stomping grounds for competition as the ...

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Local New Mexico Combat Athletes Share Their Predictions for Mayweather vs. McGregor

The talk of the sport’s world for the last six weeks have been centered around the combat sport super fight to be contested in the confines of boxing’s squared circle. Later tonight, UFC Champion Conor McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against a fighter many consider the best to ever strap on the boxing gloves, Floyd Mayweather. The super fight ...

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