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2014 SWFight.com MMA Knockout of the Year

Damacio Page

Damacio Page’s violent overhand right “heard ’round the world” is this year’s MMA “Knockout of the Year” This past October, Legacy FC came to New Mexico for the second time and brought with them the intrigue of two title fights. The show on paper was stacked with exciting match-ups and from the very start, Legacy FC 36 delivered excitement to ...

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2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year

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Slade Ring’s ‘Omoplata Choke’ 2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year The “Submission of the Year” from 2013 really set the bar high for 2014 as Adrian Cruz and his extremely rare scarf-hold arm-lock submission really set a standard for degree of difficulty necessary to win our annual award. However, an amateur fighter was able to hit that bar and ensure that ...

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Legacy Fighting Championship 30 Announced For April 4th, Holly Holm To Headline Stacked Fight Card Against Julianna Werner

Holly Holm

A press conference to announce the first Legacy Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card to take place in New Mexico was held today inside the Route 66 Casino. We already knew in advance that the featured name scheduled for the  Legacy Fighting Championship 30 (LC 30) event would be undefeated WMMA standout Holly Holm (6-0). The April 4th event is billed as a co-promotion ...

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Southwest Fight News Monthly Awards For January 2014

Angelo Leo

We have finished one full month in 2014 and already the area has had some great results from the boxing and MMA scene here in New Mexico and surrounding areas. With the heavy volume of combat action happening in the area and featuring the area’s athletes venturing around the nation, we have decided to acknowledge some of the best performances ...

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“Return of the Warrior” Boxing Card Participants to Take Part in Open Workout Saturday in Santa Fe

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This weekend, Holmes Boxing will hold an open workout to help promote January 25th’s “Return of the Warrior” Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino boxing card. The workout will take place Saturday at 2pm inside the Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Fe showroom. Among those expected to participate in the workout are the main event’s Tony Valdez, co-main event’s Brandon Holmes, former NABF female ...

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2013 Boxing and MMA Highlights and Outtakes

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It is that time of year where we feature our yearly Boxing and MMA video highlights and outtakes but first a message from our team… We would like to thank you all for your support in 2013. We hope the coverage we have provided has kept you informed and/or entertained. We do what we do for the love of the ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Fight Of The Year

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Andres Quintana and Russell Wilson Put on a Technical Thriller at Bellator 91 There are dozens of fights that happen every year in this area, hundreds would most likely be more accurate to describe the volume of MMA fights that are put on by various promoters in different areas within the region. With the Albuquerque area being home to much ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Best Professional MMA Event

Bellator 91 was arguably the biggest event in recent memory to happen on New Mexico soil but the show failed to propel a local into the spotlight of a regional "Star".

Over the time period spanning between February of 2008 to February of 2013, the New Mexico MMA scene had mostly been compiled of local promotions and the occasional one-off fight event. During that five-year period, the area was lacking a major MMA promotion in the region and since the WEC 32 show in 2008, failed to have the stars of ...

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