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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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2014 SWFight.com MMA Knockout of the Year

Damacio Page’s violent overhand right “heard ’round the world” is this year’s MMA “Knockout of the Year” This past October, Legacy FC came to New Mexico for the second time and brought with them the intrigue of two title fights. The show on paper was stacked with exciting match-ups and from the very start, Legacy FC 36 delivered excitement to ...

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King of the Cage heads to Socorro for “Fierce” on January 24th

Rewind almost ten years ago and the King of the Cage promotion was live inside the Socorro National Guard Armory for an event simply named “Socorro”. Well-known local Richard Montano and future UFC top contender John Dodson worked atop the show’s billing in respective bouts against tough local competition but would leave the event with opposite outcomes. Fast forward back to present time ...

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2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year

Slade Ring’s ‘Omoplata Choke’ 2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year The “Submission of the Year” from 2013 really set the bar high for 2014 as Adrian Cruz and his extremely rare scarf-hold arm-lock submission really set a standard for degree of difficulty necessary to win our annual award. However, an amateur fighter was able to hit that bar and ensure that ...

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“The Dirty Bird” Meets “Lyoto” At Fight Night ‘Machida vs. Dollaway’ In Brazil On Saturday Night

Tim Means has quietly become a legitimate UFC veteran heading into his seventh bout inside the UFC’s Octagon. “The Dirty Bird” has amassed a record of 3-3 while fighting for the promotion and is currently heading into a bout this Saturday night with momentum from his last outing where he defeated a very durable Hernani Perpetuo via a Judge’s Decision. Looking to ...

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FIT NHB’s Kyle Bolt Featured Tonight On Bellator MMA 131 “Ortiz vs. Bonnar”

A very talented fighter flying beneath the radar will be featured on the undercard of a major MMA show tonight. While the MMA world has a full plate of action scheduled for tonight, fans of our hard-working locals can tune in to Bellator MMA 131 headlined by Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar to watch one. Live on Spike TV’s website (click here), FIT NHB’s Kyle ...

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