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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Best Amateur MMA Event

KING OF THE CAGE “DRIVEN” DELIVERS THE ACTION INSIDE THE UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO The weekend of December 7th was full of MMA action in New Mexico and Southwest Fight News had a full schedule in handling coverage. While Jorge Hernandez was in New York to cover the Boxing mega-card featuring Zab Judah and Paul Malinaggi, which was host to an ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Fight Of The Year

Andres Quintana and Russell Wilson Put on a Technical Thriller at Bellator 91 There are dozens of fights that happen every year in this area, hundreds would most likely be more accurate to describe the volume of MMA fights that are put on by various promoters in different areas within the region. With the Albuquerque area being home to much ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Best Professional MMA Event

Over the time period spanning between February of 2008 to February of 2013, the New Mexico MMA scene had mostly been compiled of local promotions and the occasional one-off fight event. During that five-year period, the area was lacking a major MMA promotion in the region and since the WEC 32 show in 2008, failed to have the stars of ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Breakout Star Of The Year

The newest award to the end of the year awards from Southwest Fight News is dedicated to the new era of MMA and the youth movement that seems to be taking over the landscape of combat sports all around the world. New Mexico boasts so much talent within the confines of mixed martial arts and we are starting to see ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: Submission Of The Year

Adrian Cruz Pulls Off Rare Scarf Hold Armlock at Bellator 91 The bar was set very high, very early on in 2013 for anyone hoping to have the Southwest’s “Submission Of The Year” award and it turned out the year’s first jaw-dropping submission would continue its dominance over the rest for about 10-months en route to becoming our award winner. The ...

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Carlos Condit Gets New Opponent For UFC 171, Draws Tyron Woodley In March

The Welterweight Division within the Ultimate Fighting Championships promotion was blown wide-open when Champion Georges St. Pierre vacated his title and announced his leave of absence from mixed martial arts. After the announcement, a division that was once locked up tightly by the Champion’s dominance was once again open for any 170-pounder to step up and take the crown of ...

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2013 Southwest Fight News Awards: MMA Amateur Of The Year

In your first year of embarking on a new career, it is expected to run into some road-blocks and obstacles along the way. It is completely normal to struggle and have some harsh lessons levied onto you during that initial time period. In the world of amateur mixed martial arts, the start of the amateur career is meant to make ...

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