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“Return of the Warrior” Boxing Card Participants to Take Part in Open Workout Saturday in Santa Fe

This weekend, Holmes Boxing will hold an open workout to help promote January 25th’s “Return of the Warrior” Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino boxing card. The workout will take place Saturday at 2pm inside the Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Fe showroom. Among those expected to participate in the workout are the main event’s Tony Valdez, co-main event’s Brandon Holmes, former NABF female ...

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Five Possible “Superfights” We’d Like To See In 2014

With a new year comes new opportunities. After an exciting 2013 for local MMA fans, we can now start gazing towards a new year of potentially even more excitement. With the emergence of Bellator MMA in New Mexico to compliment the local promotions who have already made their mark in the area, fans should be clamoring for some high quality ...

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“Return of the Warrior” Boxing Card Hits Buffalo Thunder

Boxing will return to the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino on January 25th. The event dubbed “Return of the Warrior” is presented by Holmes Boxing and Orthrus Promotions. The main event features Española’s Tony Valdez (7-4-3, 7KOs) against Albuquerque’s Jaime Gutierrez. Valdez is coming off a final round loss against Felipe Castañeda in a WBC USNBC Super Flyweight title fight ...

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Colon Meets Miller at Rocktagon 30 in El Paso January 17th

Billy Colon vs. Dan Miller in Rocktagon 30 Main Event Rocktagon Worldwide will return to El Paso, Texas on January 17th when Rocktagon 30, a nine-bout MMA card hits the Buchanans Event Center. The main event will pin Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Billy Colon (6-5) against Fort Worth, Texas’ Dan Miller (5-1). The co-main event features El Paso’s Patrick Dixon (6-5) taking on CP Perry ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Boxer of the Year

Is there even a question about this one? Out of all our awards this may have been our easiest to handout. After going .500 in 2012, New Mexico’s Fidel Maldonado came back in 2013 with a vengeance, blowing right through his three opponents. In February, he took a fight against Jorge Romero, a fight which according to the Maldonado’s their manager ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News: MMA Fighter Of The Year

Kevin Croom Rolls Out A Memorable Year And Captures Fighter Of The Year Honors The record of 8-0 sounds typically like a fighter who has had a few really solid years competing in MMA action. Traditionally, a fighter will fight between once to four times a year and that is being generous considering injuries and match making provide obstacles for ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Best Amateur MMA Event

KING OF THE CAGE “DRIVEN” DELIVERS THE ACTION INSIDE THE UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO The weekend of December 7th was full of MMA action in New Mexico and Southwest Fight News had a full schedule in handling coverage. While Jorge Hernandez was in New York to cover the Boxing mega-card featuring Zab Judah and Paul Malinaggi, which was host to an ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA KO of The Year

Strawweight Alida Gray Drops H-bomb to Win KO of the Year There must be a lot of anger running through El Paso based fighters. For the second consecutive year a Bushido MMA fighter wins our 2013 Mixed Martials Arts Knockout of the Year. Last year, Bushido’s Jerry Sano walked away with the award after landing a sneaky uppercut that put ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Fight Of The Year

Andres Quintana and Russell Wilson Put on a Technical Thriller at Bellator 91 There are dozens of fights that happen every year in this area, hundreds would most likely be more accurate to describe the volume of MMA fights that are put on by various promoters in different areas within the region. With the Albuquerque area being home to much ...

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