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Social Media Chatter Indicates Cody East Is UFC Bound

This past weekend, Cody East (12-1) scored a decisive TKO victory over Kevin Asplund (16-10) in what was a glorified feature bout for East. The bout was held in Minnesota under the Legacy FC banner of which East is the Heavyweight Champion. It has been rumored that the match-up was requested by Dana White, President of the UFC, so that ...

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The Heat Is Turned Up For Espinosa vs. Urso & It Couldn’t Come Sooner For A Local Scene In Desperate Need Of A Spark

This is sports-entertainment, ladies and gentleman, and today we touch on one of the more entertaining rivalries our local scene has had for quite some time. Sure, there are the purists out there who believe trash-talk doesn’t have a place in combat sports but in this case, it is a breath of fresh air for a fight scene that is ...

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After four straight victories, Amber Brown has bullied her way to number one contender status

Another Invicta FC bout, another opponent bullied into defeat. FIT NHB and New Mexico Wildbunch’s Amber “The Bully Brown” (6-1) defeated Shino VanHoose in the first round via a guillotine choke during the main card of last night’s Invicta FC 15. The victory was the fourth straight for Brown, third under the Invicta FC banner; it was also the second straight ...

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2015 SWFight.com Awards: Holly Holm Sweeps Three Different Awards

Holly Holm wins 2015 SWFight.com’s MMA Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, and Upset of the Year There can be no argument that Holly hit a Holm run in 2015. Keeping her undefeated record intact was unbelievably the least of her accolades for the calendar year as “The Preacher’s Daughter” most notably stunned the combat sport’s world with ...

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Report: Bob Foster Albuquerque’s First World Champion, Dead at age 76

Bob Foster dead at the age of 77

Bob Foster Defended Light Heavyweight Title 14-Times, Fought Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Heavyweight According to multiple Albuquerque media reports, former light heavyweight world champion Bob Foster has died at the age of 76. (Note: we had incorrectly reported Foster being 77 in our original posting. H/T Albuquerque Journal for the correction). A native of Lubbock, Texas, Foster and his mother moved ...

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Greatest Championship KOs in Albuquerque-Fighter History

Bob Foster, Holly Holm, Johnny Tapia

Where does Holly Holm’s KO of Ronda Rousey rank on our list of greatest Burqueño championship bout knockouts? Burqueños have been holding their heads up high and have been thinking they’re allll baaaad since the devastating head kick knockout blow that Albuquerque’s Holly Holm (10-0) delivered to the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey (12-1) en route to claiming the UFC Bantamweight ...

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UFC 193: Odds, History, Most Local Media Picking Against Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

Albuquerque’s Holly Holm big underdog against Ronda Rousey tonight at UFC 193 This evening at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm will look to be just the second native New Mexican to hold UFC gold. The sportsbooks, many of which have her around a 10-to-1 underdog, as well as New Mexico mixed martial arts fight history will not ...

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Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Jan. 2 at MGM Grand

Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey set to face Holly Holm at UFC 195 Early Friday morning, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced on Good Morning America that she will be fighting Albuquerque’s Holly Holm Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news was later made official on UFC’s social media networks and website. The bout comes as a surprise ...

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“I Want To Be Great” – Randee Morales Small In Stature, Gigantic In Ambition

“I watched the first season of the “Ultimate Fighter” when I was a kid and always thought “Why don’t they have a female division?”, because if they did I’d kill it.” – Randee Morales It wasn’t difficult to find intrigue in the story of “Shortstack” Randee Morales. The Jackson-Wink trained amateur MMA competitor may be 24-years old but she is ...

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