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The Monday Morning Recap: Borg & Swanson Snag Post-Fight Bonuses, Impress at UFC Fight Night In San Antonio

When the UFC Fight Night event rolled into San Antonio, Texas this past Saturday night, most fans could have guessed that two locally trained fighters would return to New Mexico with victories; not as many fans could have guessed that those same two fighters would also come home with their pockets lined with 50-thousand dollars extra in their pockets.  It is safe to ...

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UFC Fight Night “Swanson vs. Stephens” Features Several New Mexico Trained Fighters & One Home Grown Favorite

The AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas better be prepared for the high-level talent headed to the venue capable of holding over eighteen-thousand people. This Saturday, June 28th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will host UFC Fight Night: “Swanson vs. Stephens” in the Lone Star State and Albuquerque, New Mexico will be well-represented. From the headlining act to the opening ...

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Heads Up Fight Fans! What To Watch For Super Bowl Weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be another fun weekend of mixed martial arts. However, this weekend feels more mellow then the weeks preceding as past weekends have had numerous events featuring locals in both boxing and MMA; ranging from Fort Worth, Texas to the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino where Holmes Boxing started off the year in the boxing ...

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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 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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SWFight.com’s 1/2 Year Awards For 2013 (MMA Edition)

We are past the mid-way point of 2013 and the action from within New Mexico or featuring New Mexico fighters has been incredible. Our state has hosted several events including Bellator MMA back in February, Triple-A-MMA in April and a recent King of the Cage event in downtown Albuquerque. We have had fighters compete in several regional promotions as well as nationally in 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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Trainer Joel Diaz Talks Cub Swanson and Austin Trout vs Canelo Alvarez

At yesterday’s Austin Trout vs Saul Canelo Alvarez media workout we took the time to talk a little bit of MMA with boxing trainer Joel Diaz. Diaz is mostly known for training welterweight champion Timothy Bradley but also trains several mixed martial artists in southern California including UFC fighter Cub Swanson. Swanson is ranked number 5 in the UFC Featherweight ...

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Why Is New Mexico Still A Long Shot To Play Host To A Potential UFC Event?

It is well-known that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the pinnacle of MMA. From employing just about every fighter within the world top-10 rankings in just about every weight class from 125-pounds to heavyweight and having the most successful pay-per-view model currently in combat sports; the UFC is the sport’s biggest and brightest stage and yet, the promotion has ...

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