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How Could The UFC Sellout A Venue If They Come Back For Round Two?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its long-awaited debut in Albuquerque, New Mexico last weekend and boy, oh boy was it an event to remember. Whether the memories of UFC Fight Night 42 were negative or positive, the Rustam Khabilov vs. Ben Henderson headlined event was definitely an event to create tremendous amounts of content for MMA sites nationwide. The hometown ...

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Local Brand “Zia Wear” Produced Iconic Logo, Successful Line Of New Mexico Themed Clothing

Clothing lines are of high abundance in the MMA world, maybe more so than any other sport. The trend of creating catchy t-shirts to represent the sport of MMA has been popular since the creation of brands like TapOut, Affliction, and Xtreme Couture; you will even find MMA Elite products in your local Wal-Mart. From “walkout” clothing to lifestyle clothing, clothing lines, ...

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Legacy FC 30 Quick Results And Post Fight Analysis: Rough Night For Jackson’s MMA, Holm Gets Late Finish & Lots Of Post-Fight Storylines

Another memorable night of fighting is in the books and the Legacy FC promotion’s debut venture into the state of New Mexico has concluded. As the dust settles there will be significant storylines that will emerge and it is likely that a lot of the local MMA landscape will have long-term ramifications stemming directly from Legacy FC 30. Sitting several ...

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Southwest Fight News Monthly Awards For February 2014

Month two of 2014 is in the books and chalk up another buzz-worthy month of combat sports action. From nationally televised boxing action to some local MMA, the combat schedule for February may have been less busy then January but still carried plenty of weight regardless. Following up on the success of January’s Monthly Award recognition, we follow up with ...

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UFC 170 And What It Meant For New Mexico Trained Fighters

  This past Saturday, the highly discussed UFC 170 event was held inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card for UFC 170 was stacked with talent, notable names and exciting match-ups and when the dust cleared and settled, it has become apparent that several of the evening’s bout conclusions hold some short and long-term ramifications ...

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New Mexico MMA’s Mount Rushmore: Who Would Be Carved Into Stone As The Four Pioneers Of The State’s MMA History

Last week, NBA Superstar Lebron James causes a media frenzy when he chimed in on who he would select to be atop the NBA’s “Mount Rushmore”. For those who aren’t familiar with this historical monument, The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite rock of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore is famous for the 60-foot sculptures of the ...

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King Of The Cage “Rumble”: The Monday Morning Perspective

The King of the Cage promotion has arguably been the state’s foundation for MMA growth throughout the decade and beyond. There start to 2014 exemplifies that argument very well as the 17-fight event “Rumble” featured so many levels of experience from your debut amateurs to first time professionals. Saturday night in the Crowne Plaza Hotel had so many high points ...

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