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Celebrating 20 Years of FIT NHB: The First Best Guy

On May 19th, FIT NHB (Fighters In Training, No Holds Barred) celebrates their twentieth year of existence as an entity within the combat sport’s world. Not just a unique acronym, the lauded gym has been quintessential to the development and evolution of mixed martial arts in the State of New Mexico and the Southwest region. When FIT NHB announced via ...

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Celebrating 20 Years of FIT NHB – The Beginning

On May 19th, FIT NHB (Fighters In Training, No Holds Barred) celebrates their twentieth year of existence as an entity within the combat sports world. Not just a unique acronym, the lauded gym has been quintessential to the development and evolution of mixed martial arts in the State of New Mexico and the Southwest region. Depending on where you would ...

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SWFight.com’s Greatest Boxers and Mixed Martial Artists In New Mexico History: #25-21

Fidel Maldonado Jr., Damacio Page, Keith Jardine, Earl Large, Joey Villasenor

SWFight.com’s listing of the Greatest New Mexico Fighters of All Time, rankings #25-21 include boxers Maldonado Jr., Large, MMA’s Villaseñor, Jardine, Page The Marquess of Queensberry Rules, the code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing were published in 1867, 45 years before New Mexico was granted statehood in 1912. Hundreds of fighters during the time in which ...

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Austin Trout Has Opponent for Feb. 17 PBC Card Fight in El Paso

Austin Trout

Former WBA Light Middleweight Champion Austin Trout takes on hard-hitting Colombian Juan De Angel on Feb. 17 Premier Boxing Champions card Former WBA Light Middleweight Champion Austin Trout has an opponent lined up for his February 17th bout at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The Las Cruces, New Mexico resident will be facing Juan De Angel a middleweight from ...

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Josh Torres and Moris Rodriguez to headline ‘Route to Glory’ Mar. 17 card at Route 66

Josh Torres

Albuquerque’s Josh Torres takes on Sacramento, California’s Moris Rodriguez on Legacy Boxing Promotions’ card Route to Glory March 17 at the Route 66 Casino This week, Legacy Boxing Promotions announced that the main event for their March 17 “Route to Glory” card will be headlined by Albuquerque’s Josh Torres and visiting fighter Moris Rodriguez. Torres (16-6-2, 8KO), is currently training ...

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Austin Trout and Jennifer Han Slated for Feb. 17 Alexander vs. Ortiz Undercard in El Paso

Victor Ortiz vs. Devon Alexander El Paso

Austin Trout and Jennifer Han to be added to the Devon Alexander vs. Victor Ortiz Premier Boxing Champions undercard taking place at Don Haskins Center Feb. 17 Today, it was officially announced that former welterweight world champions Victor Ortiz and Devon Alexander will headline a Premier Boxing Champions card on February 17 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. ...

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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 New Mexico 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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