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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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The Jackson’s MMA Series XI In Reflection

Guido

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”

JMMAS Cage

  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

Trout at Jacksons MMA

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

JMMAS Cage

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 PIT

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

Bellator

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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Monday Morning Fight Recap

Emily Kagan

It was a slow but highly successful weekend for some of the notable mixed martial artists in New Mexico. With UFC 153 bringing jam packed action from Brazil, New Mexico was proud to cheer on a featherweight bringing the “Boom” in his third octagon match up. Elsewhere, in the states a woman’s martial artist would stay undefeated in Grand Forks, ...

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