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Metamoris III Headliner Eddie Bravo, The Founder Of The 10th Planet Jiu Jistu System Has Deep Ties In Santa Fe

Photo Credit: Metamoris / SBNation

Located in the historic downtown Santa Fe there is a fitness gym that has deep roots into mixed martial arts and more specifically the art of Jiu Jitsu. Once named Undisputed Fitness, the Santa Fe gym was initially run by Ultimate Fighter reality TV competitor Tait Fletcher. The gym would eventually stray from its emphasis on MMA and Jiu Jitsu and turn its ...

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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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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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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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Southwest Fight News 2012 BJJ, Boxing and MMA Awards

Let us start off by thanking you all for following the website and Facebook page. We have had quite a ride locally, regionally and nationally following fighters and their performances. We have busted our butts (and wallets) in trying to provide you the coverage over the past year. We pride ourselves in our content and professionalism. The results for our 2012 awards are ...

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Monday Boxing and MMA Recap

Holly Holm defeats Diana Prazak

Monday Boxing and MMA Recap- Very busy week for local fighters regionally and nationally. We finally saw the long awaited professional debut of Las Cruces boxer, Siju Shabazz. That same evening we witnessed perhaps the Fight of the Year in New Mexico take place between Tony Valdez and Raymond Montes. Hollly Holm dominated Diana Prazak. After the contest Holm and fans ...

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Henry Martinez on UFC 143 Card.

Henry Martinez UFC 143

This weekend’s UFC 143 fight card just got even better for New Mexico fight fans. Not only does it have Albuquerque’s Carlos Condit in a title fight against Nick Diaz, it was also just announced that Jackson’s/Winkeljohn’s fighter, Henry Martinez, will step in to replace Jorge Lopez against the 5-3-0 Matt Riddle. Martinez is on a 4 fight winning streak, ...

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