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Legacy FC 27 Headlined By “The Dirty Bird” And “The Machine Gun” In A Welterweight Clash

On January 31st, the very successful Texas MMA promotion Legacy Fighting Championships will return to the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas for their Legacy FC 30 event. The card is full of talent as it typically is and features Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo fighting in his sixth professional bout where he will fight fellow unbeaten fighter Elias Garcia. While that ...

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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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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 Professional MMA Event

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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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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What Would A UFC Event Look Like In Albuquerque?

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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