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SWFight.com’s 1/2 Year Awards For 2013 (MMA Edition)

We are past the mid-way point of 2013 and the action from within New Mexico or featuring New Mexico fighters has been incredible. Our state has hosted several events including Bellator MMA back in February, Triple-A-MMA in April and a recent King of the Cage event in downtown Albuquerque. We have had fighters compete in several regional promotions as well as nationally in the ...

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Holly Holm Set to Face Allanna Jones in Legacy FC Debut July 19th

Holly Holm

The next mixed martial arts opponent for former pound for pound boxing queen Holly Holm has finally been named. According to several MMA  news outlets she will face Ionia, Michigan’s Allanna Jones at Legacy FC 21 on July 19th at the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas,  in Holm’s first MMA fight since retiring from the sport of boxing. Jones (2-2) who fights out ...

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Holly Holm too Much for Mary McGee as she Ends Boxing Career

Holly Holm Heads to MMA on a High Note, Easily Outpoints Mary McGee in Final Fight ALBUQUERQUE, NM- A chapter in women’s boxing history closed last night as Holly Holm was victorious in her final match in the sport against Mary McGee in a light welterweight contest. Nearly 3,000 fans were on hand at the Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, New ...

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Alvarez Out Punched, Out Landed But Gets Decision Over Trout

In front of the crowd of over 39,427 Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez became the fifth man to unify a pair of 154-pound boxing titles in defeating Las Cruces, New Mexico’s, Austin Trout by unanimous decision. The two men were greeted by a tremendous roar from the mostly Mexican and Mexican American crowd. ...

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Holly Holm Retires From Boxing and Making Full Time Move to MMA

Holly Holm Retires From the Ring, Will Concentrate on MMA Earlier today it was announced that 14-time world champion Holly Holm will be retiring from the sport of boxing to dedicate her combat sports career full time to mixed martial arts. The announcement came earlier this afternoon at a media luncheon at the Albuquerque International Airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It also comes ...

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Yordan Hernandez Looks to Make Boxing a Habit

Yordan Hernández faces Matt Baca in Early Career Test for both men If you bring up the name Yordan Hernández in boxing circles throughout Albuquerque you will get responses anywhere from, “Great speed and accuracy”; “As good as raw skill can get”, to the so often heard: “What a waste of talent”, “He needs to stay in the gym more.” ...

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Austin Trout and Carlos Condit Hold Sparring Session

Recently, in celebration of our one year anniversary, SouthWest Fight News brought together two of New Mexico’s best athletes in a one of a kind sparring session. Last month our website held a private sparring session between Las Cruces’ boxing world champion Austin Trout and Albuquerque’s former UFC champion Carlos Condit, at the world renowned Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s Mixed Martial Arts gym in Albuquerque, ...

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Exclusive: Austin Trout First Interview Since Canelo Alvarez Fight Announced

Austin Trout Talks May 4th Fight Against Canelo Alvarez Trout also discusses sparring against UFC Fighter Carlos Condit Earlier today WBA Super Welterweight champion Austin Trout joined us for his first interview since it was announced that he would be fighting WBC Light Middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout ...

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Canelo Alvarez Announces That He Will Fight Austin Trout May 4th

Just minutes ago a tweet was posted on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ‘ Twitter account where it was  announced that he would be fighting Austin Trout on the May 4th Floyd Mayweather Jr. undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico, is currently the WBC Super Welterweight champion and Trout is the WBA champion of the same 154lbs ...

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Demetrious Johnson Gets Job Done Against John Dodson to Retain Flyweight Title

Demetrious Johnson Defeats John Dodson on UFC on FOX In the first ever defense of the UFC flyweight belt Demetrious Johnson defeated Albuquerque’s John Dodson via unanimous decision in a very competitive contest. The initial round was close with Johnson outstriking Dodson 19 to 12. The following round would see some of the most significant strikes of the entire contest ...

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