Former world champion boxer Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday.
Cermeno, a World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight (max weight 122 pounds) and featherweight (max weight 126 pounds) champion in the 1990s, was found shot to death Tuesday on a road in the central state of Miranda, local police chief Eliseo Guzman said.
The Combat Sports Club returned to Las Cruces this month to host their second event ever in the City of Crosses. Southwest Grapplefest 12 was held at the new Las Cruces Convention Center which comfortably held the 350 competitiors and 1100 spectators in attendance.
The competitors came mostly from CO, OK, NM, AZ and TX, but a pair of fighters flew in from California and a trio of competitors came all the way from Chihuaha Mexico.
February 14th - This in from Orthrus Promotions: In the night's headlining contest, Pojoaque native Angelo “San I Warrior” Sanchez (11-5) meets Jackson-Winklejohn’s Gabriel “Moggly” Benitez (15-4). Sanchez, the one-time Bellator MMA veteran, looks to start his 2014 campaign in the win column against the hard-hitting Tijuana native Gabriel Benitez. Benitez, who by all accounts is on the fast track to the UFC when they enter into Mexico, has a 93% finishing rate in fifteen professional victories and looks to make Sanchez number sixteen.
Several regional and national MMA promotions have found their way to New Mexico the past few years. The latest to recognize New Mexico's potential is Legacy, who announced an April 4th show Headlined by Holly Holm, 6-0 in MMA.
Today Legacy CEO Nick Maynard and co-promoter Lenny Fresquez held a press conference with several of the fighters in attendance.
The main event scheduled for Friday night at the North American Fighting Championships (NAFC) will be a Super Brawl between two female athletes. Raquel Magdaleno of Roufusport takes on Amanda Lovato of Judgement MMA- Albuquerque, NM. The Strawweight (115-pounds) bout is the first women’s fight to head a NAFC card.
Magdaleno is a Southern California native raised in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan. The strawweight currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Southwest Grapplefest 12 is scheduled for February 8th at the modern Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This is the first of 2014 for Albuquerque based organizers Combat Sports Club. The Grapplefest series has become a favorite amongst BJJ practitioners around the Southwest, for it's large attendance and double elimination format. Many former competitors have made their way to the UFC as well as podiums of the world's largest tournaments. Grapplefest 12 is open to competitors of all ages and skill levels. Get registered or find out more at www.combatsportsclub.com
Santa Fe, NM (January 6, 2014) - Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort in association with Holmes Boxing and Orthrus Promotions has announced ‘Return of the Warrior’. The pro boxing event will take place on Saturday January 25, 2014 at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort starting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The eight bout fight card will feature professional boxers from northern New Mexico and the Albuquerque area. Tickets are on sale now!
This Saturday, Dec. 28, could possibly mark the greatest selling pay-per-view in mixed martial arts history as fans are treated to not one but two spectacular rematches, both scheduled for five rounds as two champions will look to defend their titles.
Newly crowned middleweight champion Chris Weidman will defend against the legend he dethroned earlier this summer in Anderson 'the Spider' Silva while in the women's bantamweight division, Ronda Rousey looks to take home not only her prized title but also the arm of arch nemesis, Miesha 'Cupcake' Tate.
20 pro fighters were asked who they are predicting to win. Several current and former world champions weighed in on the two title fights and their responses may shock you.
The largest online mixed martial arts superstore, TITLE MMA, didn’t just pop out of nowhere. In fact, TITLE MMA evolved from boxing to both a boxing and MMA megastore.
TITLE Boxing started primarily as a boxing equipment company. That being said, mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing have used boxing and boxing equipment as a part of their training regimes, and it was a natural progression for TITLE Boxing to expand its offering to more specialized equipment for other combat sports.
Holly Holms has quickly amassed an MMA record of 5-0. This Friday she'll put her unbeaten record to the biggest test to date, taking on veteran Angela Hayes. Hayes is a gritty boxer who boasts impressive stand-up skills of her own, and has twelve pro fights under her belt.
Holm's name has been getting mentioned alongside the likes of Christine Cyborg and Rhonda Rousey. It's seems inevitable that a marquee match-up is not far in the future. Holms stock will certainly rise with a win over Hayes, making it just a matter of time before Holms is at the pinnacle of MMA.
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