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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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The Monday Morning Recap

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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Holly Holm faces toughest test due to date in MMA career tonight at Legacy FC 21 against Allanna Jones

Tonight July 19th, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm will have her toughest challenge as a mixed martial artist when she faces off with Allana “Hands of Stone” Jones at the Legacy FC 21 which will be held in Houston’s Arena Theater. Holm (3-0) will be stepping just outside state lines to compete which is very uncharacteristic of the now retired boxing World ...

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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 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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Two Jackson-Winklejohn fighters featured on UFC 159 undercard, both sitting at significant points in their career

On April 28th, perhaps MMA’s most significant fight will take place as Albuquerque trained and UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones (17-1) will take on the trash talking and wrestling standout Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) in a World Title fight at UFC 159. The event will take place inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and the evening will be home ...

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Leonard Garcia Looks to Show Skills and Not Heart At UFC 155

There are fighters that  fans will always pay to see because of the sheer entertainment value they know they will witness from them. In boxing, up until his retirement this weekend, it was Jorge Arce, in mixed martial arts that fighter is arguably Leonard Garcia. Since first making his debut with the UFC against Roger Huerta at UFC 169, mainstream ...

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