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2017 SWFight.com MMA Fighter of the Year: Nicco Montano

FIT NHB’s Nicco Montano captured the Inaugural 125-pound Flyweight UFC Championship after winning “The Ultimate Fighter” and starting the year relatively unknown to the combat sports world. Though a list of fighters could have won this award this year, I don’t think there is a better story than that of Nicco Montano (5-2) and her rise to the top of the ...

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2017 SWFight.com Boxer of the Year: Jose Osorio

Jose Osorio

Albuquerque’s Jose Osorio’s big win over Roman Ruben Reynoso caps off impressive year The year 2017 had a lot of expectations from the most talented and decorated fighters out of our region. 2016 SWFight.com Boxer of the Year, Jennifer Han, defended her title twice against subpar competition this year. Austin Trout made his long-anticipated return but lost his world title fight against ...

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Nicco Montano to follow in the footsteps of Dodson, Sanchez with a win at The Ultimate Fighter Finale

Nicco Montano TUF 26

FIT NHB’s Nicco Montano (3-2) was a “dark horse” so-to-speak when it was announced she would compete on the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. As most fight fans are aware, TUF is a reality television show put on by the UFC that locks up a dozen or more fighters inside a house in Las Vegas for several weeks as they train and compete ...

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Jarrett Hurd “crashes” Austin Trout’s Media Workout in Brooklyn

Austin Trout vs. Jarrett Hurd

Transportation issue puts Trout and Hurd in rare simultaneous media workout A media workout was held earlier today at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York to promote Saturday’s loaded championship boxing card set to take place at the Barclays Center. The last two fighters scheduled to participate in the workout festivities were Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Austin Trout and current ...

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Mendez vs. Velasco, Buffalo Thunder Weigh-In Results

Juan Garcia Mendez vs. Juan Jose Velasco

Mendez and Velasco make weight for Saturday’s WBC Latino Super Lightweight Title The Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Pojoaque, New Mexico played host Friday afternoon to Sampson Boxing, and Holmes Boxing’s “Mexico vs. Argentina: Countries Collide” weigh-in. The boxing card, which will take place Saturday evening at the venue, is headlined by a 10-round, WBC Latino Welterweight championship bout betweenArgentina’s ...

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City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County to Honor Johnny Tapia on September 23

Johnny Tapia Wells Park

Wells Park Community Center to be renamed “Johnny Tapia Community Center as Wells Park” on September 23 The City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department will host a celebration at the Wells Park Community Center on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the center to “Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park” in honor of the ...

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Report: UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg canceled

Fight week illness sidelines Albuquerque fighter Ray Borg less than 2 days before flyweight title fight against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 215 Late Thursday evening MMAFight.com’s Ariel Helwani broke some very disappointing news out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The UFC 215 main event bout between current UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Albuquerque’s Ray Borg, has been called off. The ...

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