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Mean1 MMA Fitness on the West Side

We stopped by Mean1 MMA west this week to check out a couple of the classes. It was actually my first visit to the west side location. It was cool to see some well structured classes that carefully incorporated all skill levels. Pro fighters trained alongside amateurs, youth, and females; no one was cut any slack and all received lots ...

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Jackson’s VIII: Joey Villasenor VS Donnie Liles

Saturday June 2, 2012 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque along with Jackson’s Gym present the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts Series. The Main event Joey Villasenor VS Donnie Liles Professional bouts: Matt Leyva VS Mike Chupa Hunter Tucker VS Nate Patterson  J R Sotello Rocky Ramirez VS Guto Feliciano Amateur bouts: Lindsay Jones VS JJ Aldrich Andrew Tennison VS Alex ...

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Condit in the Classroom

We stopped in to catch Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit as he taught a grappling class at Mean1MMA in Albuquerque.  The class was for a wide range of students.  From students who recently joined the gym, to fighters with 10+ pro fights under their belt.  It’s great to see a fighter at Carlos’ level take the time to share ...

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Monday Morning Recap

We stopped in at the Rosales gym in Albuquerque for an open workout session with Brandi “Baby Doll” Montoya.  Rosales gym was having an open workout for the upcoming Gold Rush Solo Boxeo in the Bosque. (article and gallery pending) The Weekly Alibi voted Carlos Condit the 2nd best Athlete in Burque.  Followed by Holly Holm for 3rd . The ...

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Mescalero Warrior: Cody “Ox” Wheeler Returns to The Cage

We Finally got the scoop on the MWC card on may 12th. This event marks the return of Cody “Ox” Wheeler against the 5-1 Freddie Lux.  If you’ve never seen OX fight, you’re in for a show. Freddie Lux’s last visit to New Mexico ended with a close split decision victory over Nick Urso at Jackson’s MMA Series 6. The ...

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Monday Morning Recap

WMMA 1 – McCorkle vs. Heden (MMA) Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, Willie Parks won via decision against Jamaine Facey Frank Gomez was defeated via TKO in the first round against Chris Gruetzemacher Lionel Lanham won via first round TKO against Brad Peterson WMMA Website – Fightcard Sherdog.com – Fightcard USCombatsports – WMMA’s Fighting For A Better World One FC 3 War of the ...

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April Events

April’s schedule is fairly busy and May-June are going to be stacked as well.   We will keep the schedule updated. 3/30 – Steel City Rumble 9 (Paul Ray) (Fight recap) 3/31 – WMMA (Lionel Lanham, Frank Gomez, Willie Parks) (Fight recap) 3/31 – Tapia Uprising  (Fight recap) 3/31 – OneFC (Donald Sanchez) (Fight recap)(Video) 4/6 – FIT NHB Smoker (Fight recap) 4/6 – ...

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March Mayhem in Gallup, NM

Southwest Fight News loaded up the energy drinks and beef jerky and hit the highway for the short road trip to Gallup New Mexico, to cover the March Madness event by T2 promotions. We had an absolute blast at the event and the trip was well worth it.We even overstayed our welcome, stealing wifi, way past midnight, at a McDonald’s ...

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Steve Garcia is Ready

We caught up with Steve Garcia preparing for his upcoming fight. Steve is coming off a very impressive victory over Brandon Trujillo in “Clash in The Cage” at Route 66 Hotel and Casino. With an amateur record of 4-0 Steve is looking to remain undefeated against Adrian Yazzi at March Mayhem in Gallup NM on March 10th. Steve primarily trains ...

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Carlos Condit Day

Albuquerque’s mayor Richard Barry officially named February 29th “Carlos Condit Day”.  Condit had his day full with the media.  Starting the day off at a few radio stations and then finishing the evening off with a big entrance at the UNM Lobos game. MMA Weekly Albuquerque Celebrates Carlos Condit Day Albuquerque Journal  Mayor Celebrates Condit’s Exploits

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