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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Fight Of The Year

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

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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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Breakout Star Of The Year

The newest award to the end of the year awards from Southwest Fight News is dedicated to the new era of MMA and the youth movement that seems to be taking over the landscape of combat sports all around the world. New Mexico boasts so much talent within the confines of mixed martial arts and we are starting to see ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Submission Of The Year

Adrian Cruz Pulls Off Rare Scarf Hold Armlock at Bellator 91 The bar was set very high, very early on in 2013 for anyone hoping to have the Southwest’s “Submission Of The Year” award and it turned out the year’s first jaw-dropping submission would continue its dominance over the rest for about 10-months en route to becoming our award winner. The ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA Amateur Of The Year

In your first year of embarking on a new career, it is expected to run into some road-blocks and obstacles along the way. It is completely normal to struggle and have some harsh lessons levied onto you during that initial time period. In the world of amateur mixed martial arts, the start of the amateur career is meant to make ...

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Southwest GrappleFest 11 Set for November 2nd

The largest grappling tournament in the southwest is set. The Combast Sports Club proudly presents Southwest Grapplefest 11 which is scheduled to take place November 2nd at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. As usual the tournament’s format is a double elimination, GI/NOGI that awards places 1st through 4th. Online registration ends Thursday October 31st at 5:00pm Prices below are ...

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The Jackson’s MMA Series “By The Numbers”

  With the August 10th, Jackson’s MMA Series XI event rapidly approaching, SWFight.com has come up with a new way to showcase some of the more interesting aspects of the event’s storied history. While we have already named one of the Jackson’s Series first ten events as one of the best six New Mexico MMA events and listed the “Ten ...

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Bellator 97: An Extensive Guideline 101

The time is fast approaching for the heavily anticipated Bellator 97 event to go down in Rio Rancho and SWFight.com is here to provide you with all the information you need to be best prepared for the July 31st event. After reading this Bellator 97: Guidelines 101 put together by our SWFight staff, we hope you will be ready for ...

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