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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA Upset of the Year

Amber Brown Shocks Kikuyo Ishikawa at Pancrase 250 You have to travel nearly 6,000 miles from New Mexico to see the venue where our 2013 Upset of the Year took place.  The event was Pancrase 250 where Albuquerque’s Amber Brown (3-1) of FIT NHB, would defeat the #6 world ranked atomweight in the world Kikuyo Ishikawa (9-4) at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Ishikawa ...

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The Monday Morning Recap

It was one of the busiest weekends in recent memory for the Southwest’s combat community as there was so much going on all-around the world. Boxing and MMA, regional shows and the UFC; New Mexico especially had so much going on that we as a staff couldn’t touch on everything going on despite our best efforts. In our second wind ...

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Brenda Gonzales vs. Rin Nakai Weigh In Video for Pancrase 247

Earlier today the weigh-ins for Sunday’s Pancrase 247 took place at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. In the co-main event of the evening New Mexico and FIT NHB’s Brenda Gonzales (4-0) will be taking on Rin Nakai (13-0-1) at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, in the most important fight in Women’s Mixed Martial Art history for a native New Mexico. Japanese ...

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Brenda Gonzales Set To Face Pancrase Champion Rin Nakai in Japan

Last week it was announced that FIT NHB’s Brenda Gonzales (4-0) would be facing undefeated Pancrase champion Rin Nakai (13-0-1) in Tokyo, Japan at Pancrase 247. The contest will be a non-title match and is set to take place May 19th at the Differ Ariake Arena. The organization is one of the most longtime running promotions. It actually launched the same year (1993) ...

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