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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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MVP? Luttrell MMA’s Jordan Espinosa, One Of New Mexico’s Most Valuable Prospects

This time last year, Albuquerque-trained Jordan Espinosa (7-4) had just suffered a unanimous decision loss to a 145-pound fighter despite his natural fighting weight being two weight classes lower at 125-pounds. The Flyweight competing against a Featherweight left Kentucky with a record of 4-4, an even .500, and looking for some sort of consistency in his young MMA career. Fast-forward just less ...

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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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5 Reasons Why King Of The Cage “Cutting Edge” Is “Must-See” This Saturday Night

King of the Cage is undoubtedly New Mexico’s most storied MMA promotion and has hosted exponentially more events than any other local promotion in the history of this cultured region known for its extensive fight community. In the years past, King of the Cage hosted some of the best up-and-coming talent featuring notable names  like Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Keith Jardine, ...

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2014 in Review: New Mexico searches for a top draw to bring back the spark in local MMA

There has been plenty debates between mixed martial arts fans and those who don’t find much interest in combat sports discussing the legitimacy of the sport that is MMA. While one side argues that the sport is definitely main stream the other group then builds their rebuttal upon the premise that MMA promotions outside of the UFC are rarely given significant attention on major media platforms like ESPN. ...

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A Monday Morning Perspective From The Audience at ‘ECS1’

SWFight was well represented this past Saturday night at the McKernan Event Center in Albuquerque’s South Valley as we had one member of the staff working media cageside and another enjoying the festivities from the last row of the audience. First, let me start with a very strong critique of the Elite Combat Series as well as the other promotions around town. ...

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2014 SWFight.com “Breakout Fighter of the Year”

After a three-year hiatus from active competition, the once highly touted prospect Abel Cullum returned to action in 2014 and made a statement in two winning performances. It was May of 2008 and to properly set the scene, it was Greenville, Missouri inside Harlow’s Casino & Resort. The fight fans in attendance were there to watch King of the Cage “Reckless” ...

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UFC Welterweight Tim Means & WMMA Standout Brenda Gonzales are hosting a fundraising event on January 24th, 2015

The hard-hitting power couple of FIT NHB will use their trained combat talents to kick-off a benefit event that includes a dinner, comedy show, and live music. On Saturday, January 24th, Tim Means and Brenda Gonzales will hold a MMA Clinic for the youth at the Moriarty Civic Center. The duo will focus on children ages 6 & up as long as the ...

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