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Fighter Introduction: FIT NHB’s Ray Borg

New Mexico has always been a bright spot on the mixed martial arts map, the state has bred home-grown world champions and has harbored world champions in the states many illustrious gyms. With those accolades attached to the state and its strong foundation upon the sport of MMA, it should come as no surprise that we have up and coming, young ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series IX Results- Cerda defeats Gomez, Tucker Remains Unbeaten

ALBUQUERQUE, NM., Last night the Tingley Coliseum hosted Jackson’s MMA Series IX. A total of five professional and six amateur fights thrilled the mixed martial arts saavy crowd. This was the first time the Tingley Coliseum held an event produced the finest mixed martial arts promotion in the southwest. AARON CERDA def. FRANK GOMEZ via 1st rd 04:26 TKO (Doctor stoppage) ...

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Coach Josh Lanier hosting a Jiu Jitsu Seminar Sept. 15

Attention Jiu Jitsu and grappling enthusiasts! Josh Lanier, billed as one of New Mexico’s premier grappling coaches will be instructing a No-Gi seminar hosted by Lovato’s Total Fitness on September 15th, 2012 from1-3 pm. Lanier is a professional mixed martial artist, boxer and prominent grappler from the state ofNew Mexico. He is currently amongst the top 10 grapplers inNew Mexico’sSouthwest ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series IX Weigh-In Results

Today at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town, Jackson’s MMA held the weigh-ins for their Jackson’s MMA Series IX event taking place tomorrow night at the Tingley Coliseum. A late major change was the addition of Aaron Cerda who replaces Mikey Lovato who was forced to pull out due to an injury. Cerda hails from Tye, Texas and fights out of Premier MMA. Doors open at ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series – Frank Gomez vs Aaron Cerda (Pre-fight Breakdown)

The Jackson’s MMA Series has become a staple for quality events featuring local talent highlighted by fighters from the highly accredited Jackson-Winklejohn gym. September 8th, 2012 will mark the promotions ninth event and will also be welcoming a new stomping grounds as the series makes it debut in Albuquerque’s Tingley Coliseum. In previous shows we have seen the Jackson’s MMA ...

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Breaking News: Mikey Lovato out Aaron Cerda In

In a late night phone call Lovato Total Fitness’ head coach Lenny Lovato informed Ricky Kottenstette that Mikey Lovato would be withdrawing from his scheduled fight with Frank Gomez citing an unfortunate injury.  Mikey sustained a knee injury during the fight camp leading up to the September 8th Jackson’s MMA Series IX event and was medically uncleared by a doctor for ...

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S7 Submission Grappling Tournament Cancelled

Bad news for grappling enthusiasts, the S7 Submission Grappling Tournament has been canceled from its targeted date of September 15th, 2012. The news came earlier this week much to the dismay of Jiu Jitsu coaches in surrounding areas and competitor hopefuls who were eager to roll in the new system of grappling will now have to wait a little longer ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series IX – Full Breakdown

The Jackson’s MMA Series IX will be jam packed with action on September 8th, 2012. The event will feature a heavy amount of local talent competing beneath the lights of Albuquerque’s Tingley Coliseum. SWFight has you covered with plenty of fight coverage, fight analysis and photo galleries, check out the links below for all the Jackson’s MMA Series IX information you need ...

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Jackson’s MMA Fighters Find Serenity in the Sandias

The Southwest Fight News staff had the pleasure of joining a small contingent of Jackson’s MMA fighters and stand up coach Brandon Gibson on a trip to Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountains. Many of fighters have fights upcoming at this weekend’s Jackson’s MMA Series IX, and UFC and Strikeforce events respectively later this month. For many of the fighters it was their ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series IX – Undercard Breakdown

Nick Gonzales vs. Gene Perez Flying under the radar is a quality bantamweight fight between Jackson-Winklejohn representative Nick Gonzales (2-0 pro, 2-0 amateur) and Perez Fighting System’s Gene Perez (3-3 pro, 2-0 amateur). Gonzales, unblemished in his young career has not seen action since December of 2010 where he showed very solid striking to win via technical knockout in just ...

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