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March Madness: Several fights this month featuring local fighters

The sport of MMA is fast moving, and living in New Mexico means we have both native and locally based fighters competing seemingly every single week. March of 2013 will be no different as every weekend in March will have some sort of MMA action featuring our locally trained fighters. It has already featured Diego Sanchez earning a decision over Takanori ...

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Week In Reflection: Bellator 91 & UFC On Fuel 8 Recap

The dust has settled from a very interesting past week of MMA action significant to New Mexico. Last Thursday, Rio Rancho hosted Bellator MMA inside the Santa Ana Star Center for the Bellator 91 event. Then days later, the UFC hosted a show in Japan that featured some fighters who train out of Albuquerque’s Jackson-Winklejohn gym. SWFight.com is here to ...

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Bellator 91 Rio Rancho Live Blog

Stay tuned and keep up with the Bellator 91 event going down tonight in Rio Rancho, New Mexico at the Santa Ana Star Center with SWFight.com as we live blog from inside the arena. Middleweight : Yair Moguel (187.6) vs. Brennan Ward (184.9) Rd 1- both fighters start swinging and applying pressure with Ward diving under for a takedown. A ...

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Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney on New Mexico MMA and Holly Holm

Yesterday we were joined by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney for an exclusive interview. Rebney opened up about his interest in the New Mexico MMA market and whether he plans to comeback anytime soon. He also discusses the importance of Holly Holm being included in the first ever Bellator event tonight in New Mexico. Check out our interview with Bjorn Rebney…

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Bellator 91: Holm’s returns to MMA, matched up with Katie Merrill

Something monumental is going down at Bellator 91 on February 28th, inside the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It could be the Light-Heavyweight Title fight featuring Christian M’Pumbu; it could be the stacked under card featuring several popular local New Mexico fighters. Possibly, a third option could be what is grabbing all the attention and buzz. ...

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Bellator 91 Weigh-In Results From Santa Ana Star Casino

Bellator 91 Weigh In Results from Wednesday February 27th. Main Card Attila Vegh 204.0  Christian M’Pumbu 201.6 Saad Awad 155.5 Will Brooks 156.0 Ed West 135.9  Josh Montoya 135.4 Jason fischer 155.6 david rickels 155.7 Preliminaries Russell Wilson (Lovato Total Fitness) 145.0 vs.  Andres Quintana (Mean1MMA) 145.5 Blas Avena 170.7 vs. Lenny Lovato (Lovato Total Fitness) 170.9 Holly Holm (Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s MMA) 135.2 vs. Katie Merrill 134.7 Adrian Cruz (Judgement MMA) 135.5  ...

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Bellator 91 Weigh-Ins Take Place This Afternoon

The weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s Bellator 91 card will take place this afternoon at the Santa Ana Star Casino at the Santa Ana Pueblo. Again, the weigh-ins are at the casino but the fights will take place tomorrow night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The public is welcome to attend the weigh-ins. There is ...

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Andres Quintana No Stranger to Being a Late Replacement

In April of 2012, Mean1MMA’s Andres Quintana pulled off quite possibly one of the greatest upsets in New Mexico MMA history by defeating Yoatzin Meza in the latters home state of Arizona. Quintana took the fight on a week and a half notice. The experience gap was colossal. Meza was 18 and 7 and had just entered his sixth year ...

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SWFight.com’s “Opinion Round Up” – Bellator 91 Edition

With Bellator 91 getting closer as each day goes by the anticipation is mounting in New Mexico. Tomorrow, New Mexico fight fans will be treated to Bellator MMA’s big time show being held at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The night’s festivities will be highlighted by Bellator’s Light Heavyweight title fight between champion Christian M’Pumbu taking on ...

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