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FIT/NHB’s Donald Sanchez

Donald Sanchez (23-12-0, FIT NHB), former King of the Cage Bantamweight World Champion, took a few moments to talk about his upcoming match against Chris “The Urban Legend” Culley (12-8-0, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson’s Millennia MMA), at King of the Cage “Night Stalker”, which takes place this Saturday, January 14, 7pm, at Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort, just outside of Santa Fe, ...

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KOTC: Who is Chris Culley?

An Introduction Chris Culley(12-8-0) will be squaring up against Albuquerque FIT NHB fighter Donald Sanchez on the King of the Cage “Night Stalker” card on January 14th. Southwest Fight News caught up with him at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA to talk about the upcoming fight, his training, and the current state of his game. Training: Culley trains in the evening at Millenia MMA ...

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Strikeforce: Jardine Main Event at 185

New Mexico’s Keith Jaredine is the main event at this weekends Strikeforce.   With betting odds at Jardine (-400)* and Rockhold (+600)*, Jardine is the a underdog. The Mean1/Jackson’s fighter will have his hands full with Rockhold, but we all know from Jardine’s past he does very well coming in as the underdog. This is Jardine’s first fight at 185. ...

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2012 King of the Cage Schedule

2012 King of the Cage Schedule has been announced. Buffalo Thunder: January 14th May 12th August 11th November 17th Ute Mountain Casino: no events scheduled at this time Full calendar listing here: http://www.kingofthecage.com/schedule.asp

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Jackson’s Series: Card Breakdown

Main event Michelle Waterson (8-3) vs.  Diana Rael (3-1) at 105lbs.  Michelle Waterson taking on the talented Diana Rael in the main event of this stacked Jacksons MMA Series fight card. Waterson and Rael are flyweight fighters and a fast paced firework-filled show is expected. Rael recently took out Chavez Dojo’s Angelica Chavez, utilizing a variety of techniques to upset Chavez before ...

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Heather Clark Wins Best KO of The Year

Heather Clark

Jackson’s fighter Heather Clark wins the best knock out of the year by WMMA.  Heather earned the award with a :10  KO against April Coutino in Round1 at Evolution: Friday Night Fights 1. Be sure to follow Heather on Facebook and Twitter!   Heather was also nominated with Albuquerque’s Holly Holm KO victory of Jan Finney. The Nominations 1-7 Amanda Nunes ...

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Mean1 MMA: Coach Wink Kickboxing Class

Caught a quick tip on the air waives (Twitter) that coach Mike Winkeljohn would be teaching a kickboxing class at Mean1 MMA (east location) last night.  We figured it would be a small class full of great tips and insite. Pro fighters Andres Quintana, Conrad Padilla and Clint Roberts were present as well. “Like” Mean1 on Facebook so you don’t ...

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Travis Marx signs with Bellator

The Bellator tourney kicks off in March on MTV2. Marx, a former member of the Utah Highway Patrol, now lives in New Mexico and is part of Team Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque. The 33-year-old is a three-time Utah high-school state wrestling champion who later wrestled at Ricks College, where he finished third in the 2001 NJCAA national tournament. MMA fans may ...

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Fight Recap: Strikeforce, KOTC

Slow weekend for New Mexico fighters, but thankfully we had a great Srikeforce card to watch. KOTC – Steel Curtain KOTC Website USCombatSports Coverage FIT/NHB sent (3) fighters.  Thomas Shchute  lost a 3rd decision against  Johnny Cottrell.  Marciano Wilson lost in a first round submission to Scott Bear, but Isaiah Reyes was victorious over Anthony Kellen in the 3rd round due to strikes. ...

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