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Jerome Rivera on Brink of Making History with win at LFA 14

Jerome Rivera

With a flyweight championship win at LFA 14, Jerome Rivera Sets Himself up for Potential UFC Call For several years in the 2000s, New Mexico was a hotbed for mixed martial arts prospects. However, over the last 3 years there has been a lull in local fighters cracking the MMA glass ceiling. On Friday night, Santa Fe’s Jerome Rivera hopes to ...

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Michelle Waterson to Make UFC Debut Against Angela Magana

Angela Magana vs. Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson Scheduled to Face Angela Magana at TUF 21 Finale Two days after signing with the UFC, Albuquerque-based fighter, Michelle Waterson already has an opponent for her promotional debut. According to MMAWeekly, Waterson will be facing Farmington, N.M.’s Angela Magana at Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale (aka The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale) on July 12, 2015 at a venue to ...

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Official Police Report Released Concerning Jon Jones And The “Hit-And-Run” Accident From Sunday Morning

The MMA world was buzzing yesterday as the rumors of UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones being involved in a car accident spread quickly and while the whole day was spent speculating on various reports and rumblings, all of the speculative chatter can somewhat come to an end now that an official police report has been released. (read the full report: JonJonesPoliceReport) ...

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Holly Holm out of UFC 181 Raquel Pennington Bout with Neck Injury

Holly Holm

Holly Holm UFC Debut Postponed Due to Injury SWFight.com has learned that UFC Bantamweight Holly Holm has been forced to withdraw from her UFC December 6th UFC 181 promotional debut bout against Raquel Pennington due to a neck injury. The injury, according to a source, was suffered about two weeks ago during wrestling practice while Holm (7-0) was shooting for a ...

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New Mexico MMA Corner Stories

Combat sports are far more intimate than the visual perception of two athletes striking one another and attempting to manipulate the other’s limbs inside a ring or cage. As most fight fans will understand, combat sports are infinitely deeper than what is seen by the eye on the surface level. Real emotions are invested into these individual fights and those ...

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With A Looming Date With UFC Champion Rousey On The Horizon, Who Will Holm Pair Up With In Her UFC Debut?

As the MMA world continue to buzz over the UFC signing of Holly Holm, fight fans are now embracing the reality that “The Preacher’s Daughter” has joined the ranks of the UFC’s WMMA roster and are now beginning to ask questions about the details of the monumental announcement. The highlight reel of Holm’s devastating punches and kicks have truly captivated fans ...

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The Monday Morning Recap: Borg & Swanson Snag Post-Fight Bonuses, Impress at UFC Fight Night In San Antonio

When the UFC Fight Night event rolled into San Antonio, Texas this past Saturday night, most fans could have guessed that two locally trained fighters would return to New Mexico with victories; not as many fans could have guessed that those same two fighters would also come home with their pockets lined with 50-thousand dollars extra in their pockets.  It is safe to ...

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UFC Fight Night “Swanson vs. Stephens” Features Several New Mexico Trained Fighters & One Home Grown Favorite

The AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas better be prepared for the high-level talent headed to the venue capable of holding over eighteen-thousand people. This Saturday, June 28th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will host UFC Fight Night: “Swanson vs. Stephens” in the Lone Star State and Albuquerque, New Mexico will be well-represented. From the headlining act to the opening ...

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