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Celebrating 20 Years of FIT NHB: The First Best Guy

On May 19th, FIT NHB (Fighters In Training, No Holds Barred) celebrates their twentieth year of existence as an entity within the combat sport’s world. Not just a unique acronym, the lauded gym has been quintessential to the development and evolution of mixed martial arts in the State of New Mexico and the Southwest region. When FIT NHB announced via ...

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Celebrating 20 Years of FIT NHB – The Beginning

On May 19th, FIT NHB (Fighters In Training, No Holds Barred) celebrates their twentieth year of existence as an entity within the combat sports world. Not just a unique acronym, the lauded gym has been quintessential to the development and evolution of mixed martial arts in the State of New Mexico and the Southwest region. Depending on where you would ...

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Road to Recovery: FIT NHB’s Jayme Hinshaw details her arm injury and winning the KOTC Championship

It was the evening of November 10th, 2017 inside the Blackbear Casino in Carlton, Minnesota more than 1,300 miles away from Albuquerque, New Mexico. FIT NHB’s Jayme Hinshaw was about to compete for the promotion’s Atomweight Title against Melissa Karagianis in the main event. There was no way for Hinshaw to know that the night’s conclusion would yield both good ...

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SWFight.com’s Greatest Boxers and Mixed Martial Artists In New Mexico History: #25-21

Fidel Maldonado Jr., Damacio Page, Keith Jardine, Earl Large, Joey Villasenor

SWFight.com’s listing of the Greatest New Mexico Fighters of All Time, rankings #25-21 include boxers Maldonado Jr., Large, MMA’s Villaseñor, Jardine, Page The Marquess of Queensberry Rules, the code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing were published in 1867, 45 years before New Mexico was granted statehood in 1912. Hundreds of fighters during the time in which ...

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2017 SWFight.com MMA Fighter of the Year: Nicco Montano

FIT NHB’s Nicco Montano captured the Inaugural 125-pound Flyweight UFC Championship after winning “The Ultimate Fighter” and starting the year relatively unknown to the combat sports world. Though a list of fighters could have won this award this year, I don’t think there is a better story than that of Nicco Montano (5-2) and her rise to the top of the ...

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Nicco Montano to follow in the footsteps of Dodson, Sanchez with a win at The Ultimate Fighter Finale

Nicco Montano TUF 26

FIT NHB’s Nicco Montano (3-2) was a “dark horse” so-to-speak when it was announced she would compete on the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. As most fight fans are aware, TUF is a reality television show put on by the UFC that locks up a dozen or more fighters inside a house in Las Vegas for several weeks as they train and compete ...

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Ray Borg’s Journey To The Pinnacle Of the Sport Fighting MMA’s Best Flyweight – Part One

The landscape of mixed martial arts was vastly different in 2011. Jackson’s MMA Series hosted their sixth show and featured headliner Joey Villasenor. Evolution Combat Sports had just put on three shows that year, namely ECSC 2 that featured Angelica Chavez and Joby Sanchez. King of the Cage had established itself as a premier stomping grounds for competition as the ...

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