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UFC 193: Odds, History, Most Local Media Picking Against Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

Albuquerque’s Holly Holm big underdog against Ronda Rousey tonight at UFC 193 This evening at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm will look to be just the second native New Mexican to hold UFC gold. The sportsbooks, many of which have her around a 10-to-1 underdog, as well as New Mexico mixed martial arts fight history will not ...

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How Could The UFC Sellout A Venue If They Come Back For Round Two?

UFC-Albuquerque

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its long-awaited debut in Albuquerque, New Mexico last weekend and boy, oh boy was it an event to remember. Whether the memories of UFC Fight Night 42 were negative or positive, the Rustam Khabilov vs. Ben Henderson headlined event was definitely an event to create tremendous amounts of content for MMA sites nationwide. The hometown ...

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Carlos Condit Featured On “New Mexico True Stories”

Photo by Will Fox / Fight Land / Sherdog / Southwest Fight News / The Fox Identity

The New Mexico Tourism department does a fantastic job at promoting the state and all the amazing sites and adventures that are found within our state lines. The State of New Mexico website features a segment called New Mexico True Stories where videos are showcased emphasizing adventures and stories from around the state that includes a video on New Mexico Governor Susana ...

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Carlos Condit Gets New Opponent For UFC 171, Draws Tyron Woodley In March

Is Carlos Condit the catalyst for the UFC to sellout a show? Arguably the most successful New Mexican fighter currently in the UFC, a show featuring Condit may be the ingredient needed for a sellout recipe.

The Welterweight Division within the Ultimate Fighting Championships promotion was blown wide-open when Champion Georges St. Pierre vacated his title and announced his leave of absence from mixed martial arts. After the announcement, a division that was once locked up tightly by the Champion’s dominance was once again open for any 170-pounder to step up and take the crown of ...

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The Monday Morning Recap

King of the Cage "Driven"

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”

The Jackson's MMA Series was once a premier promotion for fighters to announce their presence in the local fight scene but recently the promotion has failed to attract significant audiences to the once popular show.

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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What Would A UFC Event Look Like In Albuquerque?

One of the most famous venues in the entire country, "The Pit" is home to the University of New Mexico Lobos but it has combat history within the walls as well.

It is a topic that has plenty of debate behind it; is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ever going to make its way to New Mexico? Often considered the MMA “Mecca”, Albuquerque has been long awaiting the opportunity to host the sports biggest and best promotion for some time and the 14-thousand plus seats of The Pit have longed to ...

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