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

New Mexico MMA For 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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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Best Professional MMA Event

Bellator 91 was arguably the biggest event in recent memory to happen on New Mexico soil but the show failed to propel a local into the spotlight of a regional "Star".

Over the time period spanning between February of 2008 to February of 2013, the New Mexico MMA scene had mostly been compiled of local promotions and the occasional one-off fight event. During that five-year period, the area was lacking a major MMA promotion in the region and since the WEC 32 show in 2008, failed to have the stars of ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA Amateur Of The Year

Jerome Rivera

In your first year of embarking on a new career, it is expected to run into some road-blocks and obstacles along the way. It is completely normal to struggle and have some harsh lessons levied onto you during that initial time period. In the world of amateur mixed martial arts, the start of the amateur career is meant to make ...

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The Monday Morning Recap

King of the Cage "Driven"

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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Holm Vs. Hayes “Havoc: A Sunday’s Retrospective

Photo Credit: Will Fox / Sherdog.com / Southwest Fight News / The Fox Identity

Friday night’s “Havoc” fight card came with heavy anticipation as many believed it could have been Holly Holm’s last fight in front of a local crowd before her assumed move to the UFC ranks. While that isn’t the case, a Holm fight card typically brings immense buzz to the area and the New Mexico combat sport star is easily the ...

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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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Two Undefeated Amateurs Face Off At “Havoc” On December 6th

Jerome Rivera

As most fight fans know, the amateur ranks in MMA are used to build experience and to get a taste of the in-cage competition. Rarely do amateur records appear reported correctly in record databases and while they do offer a glimpse of what the fighter’s potential is, an amateur record doesn’t always reflect onto what their professional career will amount ...

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King of the Cage “Future Legends 18” Fight Card Taking Shape

Aaron Perls  vs. Shannon Curlee

King of the Cage is coming to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 5th to host the event titled “Future Legends 18” which is a series of events that highlights amateur mixed martial arts fighters. While the card has not been finalized, several bouts have been scheduled while several others fighters still await match making. The ...

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