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2014 SWFight.com Boxing Knockout of the Year

Angelo Leo

Angelo Leo Wins SWFight.com’s Boxing Knockout of the Year Up until his fourth professional fight Angelo Leo (5-0, 2KOs) had not shown a lot knockout power. The bantamweight narrowly squeezed out two of his first three victories via majority decision.  He must have learned to not let the his fights go to the judges as on January 25th’s “Return Of The ...

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2014 SWFight.com MMA Knockout of the Year

Damacio Page

Damacio Page’s violent overhand right “heard ’round the world” is this year’s MMA “Knockout of the Year” This past October, Legacy FC came to New Mexico for the second time and brought with them the intrigue of two title fights. The show on paper was stacked with exciting match-ups and from the very start, Legacy FC 36 delivered excitement to ...

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Fidel Maldonado Jr. to Face Undefeated Amir Imam at MGM Grand

Fidel Maldonado Jr.

Maldonado Jr. Scheduled to Fight Amir Imam January 17th on  Stiverne vs. Wilder Undercard Just few days after a very disappointing no contest match in Mexico, Albuquerque boxer Fidel Maldonado Jr. already has a new match scheduled for 2015. He will be facing undefeated New York prospect Amir Imam on the Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder WBC Heavyweight title fight. The ...

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Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington Rebooked for UFC 184

Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington set for UFC 184

Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington Verbally Agree to February 28 Bout at UFC 184 in Los Angeles After an injury cancelled their original December 6 date, Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington have been rescheduled to square-off February 28, 2015 when UFC 184 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bout will help make up the undercard ...

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King of the Cage heads to Socorro for “Fierce” on January 24th

King of the Cage

Rewind almost ten years ago and the King of the Cage promotion was live inside the Socorro National Guard Armory for an event simply named “Socorro”. Well-known local Richard Montano and future UFC top contender John Dodson worked atop the show’s billing in respective bouts against tough local competition but would leave the event with opposite outcomes. Fast forward back to present time ...

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2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year

Photo Courtesy: Ruby Santos / SWFight

Slade Ring’s ‘Omoplata Choke’ 2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year The “Submission of the Year” from 2013 really set the bar high for 2014 as Adrian Cruz and his extremely rare scarf-hold arm-lock submission really set a standard for degree of difficulty necessary to win our annual award. However, an amateur fighter was able to hit that bar and ensure that ...

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“The Dirty Bird” Meets “Lyoto” At Fight Night ‘Machida vs. Dollaway’ In Brazil On Saturday Night

Photo Credit: Will Fox / The Fox Identity / Southwest Fight News

Tim Means has quietly become a legitimate UFC veteran heading into his seventh bout inside the UFC’s Octagon. “The Dirty Bird” has amassed a record of 3-3 while fighting for the promotion and is currently heading into a bout this Saturday night with momentum from his last outing where he defeated a very durable Hernani Perpetuo via a Judge’s Decision. Looking to ...

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Johnny Tapia Documentary “Tapia” Premieres Tonight on HBO

Tapia documentary

Johnny Tapia Documentary Makes Premiere on HBO Set your DVRs! Tonight is the world television premiere of Johnny Tapia’s biopic “Tapia” on HBO. The documentary provides a first-person narration by the late 5-time world boxing champion Tapia himself as he opens up about his tumultuous life and legendary boxing career months before his passing. The premiere is scheduled to air ...

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Jackson’s MMA Series Protégés 2 Weigh-In Results

Jackson's MMA Series Proteges 2

Asmar Faces Vigil in Jackson’s MMA Series-Protégés 2 Main Event at Crowne Plaza Friday Night The weigh-in the Jackson’s MMA Series Protégés 2 was held this afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The weigh-in the Jackson’s MMA Series Protégés 2 was held this afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The second installment ...

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