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Donald Cerrone faces off with K.J. Noons at UFC 160 with divisional relavence on the line

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

On Saturday May 25th, Albuquerque will be sending off two fistfuls of dynamite into the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 160. Jackson-Winklejohn product Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (19-5) will be taking his exciting kickboxing into the octagon to face off against Strikeforce standout K.J. Noons (11-6). Expected to be on the main card portion of the PPV event, Cerrone has ...

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NMEF 46 “Made for War” set to feature two local fighters and a few recognizable faces

The No Mercy Extreme Fighting promotion in Colorado Springs is set to feature some local fighters as well as some recognizable faces to the New Mexico regional MMA fight fans on their upcoming NMEF 46 “Made For War” fight card. The promotion runs a regular series labeled “Annihilation” and this event marks the 46th installment. Scheduled for June 28th inside the ...

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Big fights on the horizon for several New Mexico trained athletes

Coming up later this week, SWFight.com compiled a four-fighter list where we listed who we thought had the opportunity to make an impact in the near future and compete for world title contention. We discussed potential championship caliber fighters Rustam Khabilov who had high praise from his Head Coach Greg Jackson, John Dodson, who has already been minutes from the ...

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Fight Introduction: Keep an eye out for Jordan Espinosa

When you train in New Mexico for combat sports, it is easy to fly under the radar and become slightly overshadowed by the high volume of talented fighters being housed in our state. Each prominent local gym is lined with talented, hardworking individuals and it becomes nearly impossible to stay focused or remain current with one single individual. With that ...

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Judgment MMA’s Amanda Lovato, Albuquerque Kickboxing’s Malia Yee highlight Triple-A-MMA: “Win to get in”

Amanda Lovato from Albuquerque's Judgment MMA

Every MMA event has a headliner and that headliner is the feature attraction the fight card. However, in so many occasions there are other notable competitors on the undercard who aren’t rewarded with the shine the main event headliners receive. On Sunday afternoon, Triple-A-MMA’s “Win to get in” event will feature a solid main event featuring locals Felipe Chavez and ...

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Judgement MMA Smokers to Feature a Tournament Format

With two smokers successfully under the belt of Rio Rancho’s Judgement MMA gym, Head Coach is shaking it up a bit by adding some intrigue and innovation to his Judgement MMA smoker concept. Smokers traditionally are thought to be glorified sparring sessions against non-teammates, a way to get some actual fight experience without it affecting an amateur or professional record. ...

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Two Jackson-Winklejohn fighters featured on UFC 159 undercard, both sitting at significant points in their career

On April 28th, perhaps MMA’s most significant fight will take place as Albuquerque trained and UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones (17-1) will take on the trash talking and wrestling standout Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) in a World Title fight at UFC 159. The event will take place inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and the evening will be home ...

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Julie Kedzie scheduled to make UFC debut July 27th on UFC on FOX 8

Deemed a “trailblazer” in WMMA, Julie “Fireball” Kedzie (16-11) will make her UFC debut in late-July on the UFC on FOX 8 event scheduled to be held inside the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. It will be another impressive notch on what is already an illustrious career for the prominent woman MMA fighter. Marking one of the first initial bouts ...

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