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Jackson’s MMA Series – Frank Gomez vs Mikey Lovato (Pre-fight Breakdown)

On Saturday September 8th, the Jackson’s MMA Series will take over Tingley Coliseum, for its ninth installment of the popular promotion based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Typically filled with Jackson’s-Winklejohn fighters, the card will be highlighted in the main event with a match up of two notable local fighters, Frank Gomez (10-5) and Mikey Lovato (10-3). But the question is, why ...

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Austin “No Doubt” Trout Meets “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit

ALBUQUERQUE., During his visit this weekend to Albuquerque, New Mexico, WBA “Regular” Super Welterweight Champion, Austin Trout, stopped by the world renown Jackson’s-Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts gym to meet Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit. The meeting was originally scheduled to be a sparring session between the two New Mexican champions but a cut suffered by Carlos Condit during training last ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series IX Hits Tingley Coliseum

On September 8th , MMA will make it’s return to Tingley Coliseum with the Jackson’s MMA Series IX card. This will be the ninth installment of the highly popular Jackson’s MMA Series and in it’s traditional fashion will feature both professional and amateur fighters. Having outgrown the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino- Albuquerque, Jackson’s MMA felt that to hold a better product a larger ...

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Gracie Barra New Mexico – One Year Celebration

Gracie Barra New Mexico’s Rio Rancho Celebrates One Year of Teaching the Gentle Art in The City of Vision Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Rio Rancho Location RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Gracie Barra New Mexico’s Rio Rancho location opened its doors a little over a year ago. The school will be celebrating its first birthday this Saturday, ...

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July Events (MMA and Boxing)

6/30 – KOTC (Bill Albrecht, Nathan Torres) 7/7 – DONAIRE VS. MATHEBULA- Carson, CA (Hector Muñoz vs. Brad Solomon airing on toprank.com) 7/7 – KOTC @ Ute Mountain Casino (Nikki Lowe, Gene Perez, Efren Castaneda, Jordan Willoughby) 7/7 – 24/7 Entertainment:Wanted (Luis Luna, main event) 7/11 – UFC (Damacio Page) 7/14 – Strikeforce (Tim Kennedy, Keith Jardine) 7/14 – KOTC (Frank ...

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SWFN Give Away! (Clay Guida/Cub Swanson Autographs)

Yep, an autographed box of Trix cereal box! Do you like the UFC? Do you like Clay Guida and Cub Swanson? Do you like Trix? Well then this random contest is just for you! While doing mitts with coach Brandon Gibson, the guys were nice enough to sign a bunch of Trix cereal boxes for us during their respective training ...

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The Path to the Black Belt

Tammy Griego becomes Gracie Barra New Mexico’s First Female Black Belt High atop the podium at the 2012 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Pan-Am Tournament in Irvine, Calif., Tammy Griego displayed another title, another medal and another championship for her already overflowing trophy room. What she didn’t expect to leave the podium with was the one thing she had been ...

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Band of Boxing Brothers


The Sanchez Family

Three brothers. All disciplined in the arts. Their westside Albuquerque family home, lies on a half an acre of land that can be deceiving at first glance. The father, greets us at the door. Once inside, he leads us through a small living room, then the narrow kitchen where the boys’ mother shyly stands and softly says, ‘hola’. In traditional ...

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Austin Trout and Louie Burke on Las Cruces PAL Gym History

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Recently, SouthWest Fight News had the honor of visiting the “Regular” WBA World Super Welterweight champion Austin Trout (24-0, 14KO) and his trainer Louie Burke, at the Sammy Burke Youth Boxing Center – Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL) Gym in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The building that houses the gym at 700 North Solano, has ...

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