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

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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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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A Tribute To Freddie Lux (1984-2013)

It comes with great sadness to announce to our fight fans that Apex MMA fighter Freddie Lux has passed away. The 29-year old flyweight fighter passed away sometime this weekend, September 15th. There is no official information from any source or outlet as to the causes, just announcements and discussion on the social media forum. We have lost one of ...

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The Jackson’s MMA Series XI In Reflection

The year’s first Jackson’s MMA Series concluded on Saturday night and depending on an individual’s perspective the event was full of success, heartbreak, excitement and intrigue. The action packed card delivered decisions, submissions and knockouts while also providing upsets and triumph alike. Heading into the event, much of the buzz surrounding the eleventh installment of the Series was the Latin American ...

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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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A few reasons why the MMA “The Proving Grounds” Documenatry is a must watch

If you are a fan of mixed martial arts or combat sports in general and you appreciate the deeper aspects of MMA, then “The Proving Grounds” documentary is very simply a “must-watch”. The documentary details in-depth the Jackson-Winklejohn MMA coaches and fighters as well as the inner-workings of the world famous martial arts gym. The documentary styled film was directed ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series XI fight card features full line up of exciting bouts

Last week, we announced the upcoming Jackson’s MMA Series XI event. The August 10th event will be held inside the Tingley Coliseum in the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds. The eleventh installment of the popular MMA event will be the first of 2013 and includes twelve scheduled bouts featuring several fighters from the Jackson-Winklejohn camp as well as fighters from surrounding ...

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SWFight.com lists the 6 best New Mexico MMA events

The rich history of New Mexico’s MMA scene dates back to the early 2000’s when King of the Cage was in full swing in Albuquerque and Diego Sanchez was the “Nightmare” as an undefeated top prospect representing the little known Jackson-Winklejohn gym in the inaugural season of the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter reality TV show. The state has always had a ...

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Event Throwback: MMA Fight Pit storms into New Mexico

New Mexico has had its share of quality MMA events housed in several of the states athletic venues. King of the Cage had exciting shows at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, the Jackson’s MMA Series had audience pleasing events at the Hard Rock Casino, the Evolution Combat Sports promotion put on stacked fight cards in the Clovis area and ...

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