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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: 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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Bellator 105 Weight In Results – Saad Awad vs. Will Brooks

Earlier today at The Stage inside Santa Ana Star Casino just outside of Bernalillo, New Mexico the official weigh-in for tomorrow night’s Bellator 105 event took place. The main event between Saad Awad and Will Brooks is a rematch of their February bout here in New Mexico where Awad was a four to one favorite and stunned the mixed martial ...

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Angelo Sanchez Makes Sacrifices for Shot at Success at Bellator 105

For most local fighters training can feel like a full time job. For Angelo Sanchez it has become just that. On Mondays, Sanchez makes the hour-plus drive from his hometown of Pojoaque to Albuquerque, where during the week he trains at three different gyms Albuquerque Kickboxing, Lovato’s Total Fitness, and Gracie Barra New Mexico. The change to move camp full ...

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Bellator 105: The Rumored Undercard Participants

Fight fans listen up, Bellator MMA is headed back to New Mexico for the third time this year. This year has been a monumental year for Bellator MMA and the New Mexico MMA scene’s partnership as the top promotion has brought very solid fight cards for the February and July events. Bellator 91 and 97 featured title fights, notable promotional superstars and several high-profile local match-ups. ...

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Meet and Greet with Rampage Jackson at Santa Ana Star Center

Fans attending Bellator 97 card at the Santa Ana Star Center are in for a treat: a meet and greet with Bellator MMA’s Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is scheduled to take place at the venue from 03:30pm-04:30pm. Tonight at the Santa Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico during the televised portion of Bellator 97 the promotion is expected to announce Jackson’s first bout ...

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Bjorn Rebney Says Bellator is Coming Back to New Mexico

Yesterday after the Bellator 97 Weigh Ins at The Stage inside the Santa Ana Star Casino we caught up with Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. In our interview with Rebney he was able to confirm that Bellator MMA will return to New Mexico again in 2013. (Other Bellator representatives that they are aiming for a New Mexico show in October). Something ...

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Chandler and Rickels Make Weight – Bellator 97 Weigh-In Results

Bellator 97 – Chandler and Rickels Make Weight, As Do Askren and Koreschkov Bellator 97 Full Weigh-In Results Earlier today at The Stage inside the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, New Mexico (just outside of Albuquerque) Bellator MMA held their weigh-ins for Wednesday night’s Bellator 97 card. The fights tomorrow night are highlighted by two world championship fights featuring ...

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Bellator 97: An Extensive Guideline 101

The time is fast approaching for the heavily anticipated Bellator 97 event to go down in Rio Rancho and SWFight.com is here to provide you with all the information you need to be best prepared for the July 31st event. After reading this Bellator 97: Guidelines 101 put together by our SWFight staff, we hope you will be ready for ...

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