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Monday Morning Re-cap For January 15th – 18th

It was a very busy weekend for New Mexico combat sports and interestingly enough, none of the action from this past weekend was within state lines. With the high volume of mixed martial artists residing in the many New Mexico gyms, it isn’t rare to have several fighters from several gyms fighting in the same weekend. The rarity of this ...

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Rocktagon 30 Quick Results And Post Fight Thoughts

  It is a busy week of fights for New Mexico and tonight is another night full of action featuring our local, hard-working athletes. Rocktagon 30 will take place in El Paso, Texas tonight and will be the third event in as many nights to feature some of New Mexico’s MMA talents. On Wednesday night, the UFC’s Fight Night featured ...

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Legacy FC 27 Headlined By “The Dirty Bird” And “The Machine Gun” In A Welterweight Clash

On January 31st, the very successful Texas MMA promotion Legacy Fighting Championships will return to the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas for their Legacy FC 30 event. The card is full of talent as it typically is and features Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo fighting in his sixth professional bout where he will fight fellow unbeaten fighter Elias Garcia. While that ...

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Five Possible “Superfights” We’d Like To See In 2014

With a new year comes new opportunities. After an exciting 2013 for local MMA fans, we can now start gazing towards a new year of potentially even more excitement. With the emergence of Bellator MMA in New Mexico to compliment the local promotions who have already made their mark in the area, fans should be clamoring for some high quality ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Best Amateur MMA Event

KING OF THE CAGE “DRIVEN” DELIVERS THE ACTION INSIDE THE UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO The weekend of December 7th was full of MMA action in New Mexico and Southwest Fight News had a full schedule in handling coverage. While Jorge Hernandez was in New York to cover the Boxing mega-card featuring Zab Judah and Paul Malinaggi, which was host to an ...

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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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The Monday Morning Recap

It was one of the busiest weekends in recent memory for the Southwest’s combat community as there was so much going on all-around the world. Boxing and MMA, regional shows and the UFC; New Mexico especially had so much going on that we as a staff couldn’t touch on everything going on despite our best efforts. In our second wind ...

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SWFight.com presents “New Mexico MMA Throwback Facts”

It is well-known that New Mexico is one of the hot spots for combat sports. While the culture in-state was originally centered on boxing, many now consider Albuquerque and surrounding areas to be the “Mecca” of mixed martial arts. With the Jackson-Winklejohn gym emerging as one of the premier and most recognizable gyms in the sport, Albuquerque received a lot ...

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