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March Madness: Several fights this month featuring local fighters

The sport of MMA is fast moving, and living in New Mexico means we have both native and locally based fighters competing seemingly every single week. March of 2013 will be no different as every weekend in March will have some sort of MMA action featuring our locally trained fighters. It has already featured Diego Sanchez earning a decision over Takanori ...

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Bellator 91: Holm’s returns to MMA, matched up with Katie Merrill

Something monumental is going down at Bellator 91 on February 28th, inside the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It could be the Light-Heavyweight Title fight featuring Christian M’Pumbu; it could be the stacked under card featuring several popular local New Mexico fighters. Possibly, a third option could be what is grabbing all the attention and buzz. ...

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Bellator 90 features three Jackson-Winklejohn fighters

Before Bellator MMA makes its way into Rio Rancho, New Mexico it will make a pit stop in Utah for Bellator 91 which features a featherweight tournament final between Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev. It will also be the perfect lead into next week’s Bellator 91 which features several local New Mexico fighters. The show on February 21st will also ...

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Southwest Grapplefest 9 set for May 4th in Rio Rancho

Southwest Grapplefest 9

The very popular grappling series “Southwest Grapplefest” will return to Rio Rancho on May 4th, 2013. The Jiu Jitsu tournament returns after starting the year being hosted down south in Las Cruces. The successful series will host its ninth installment once again inside Cleveland High School where it has been for several of the past events. The series is run ...

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Event Throwback: MMA Fight Pit storms into New Mexico

New Mexico has had its share of quality MMA events housed in several of the states athletic venues. King of the Cage had exciting shows at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, the Jackson’s MMA Series had audience pleasing events at the Hard Rock Casino, the Evolution Combat Sports promotion put on stacked fight cards in the Clovis area and ...

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