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  • Jackson's Lionel Lanham Faces Brad Peterson at WMMA: Fighting For A Better World

    Lionel Lanham (4-1 of Jackson's MMA) sat down to talk with US Combat Sports, right after a grueling circle training, with fighters from gyms around Albuquerque, in preparation for his upcoming fight at the impressively stacked WMMA's "Fighting For A Better World", which takes place this Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. He will be facing Siege MMA's Brad Peterson (4-5), in his return to the 185-pound weight class. Fighting alongside him on that card are Jackson's teammates Frank Gomez and Willie Parks. Proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. A man of rich cultural and family heritage, Lanham is part Choctaw,...
  • KOTC World Champ Donald Sanchez Faces Top-Ranked Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri

    King of the Cage Bantamweight World Champion Donald Sanchez will have the biggest fight of his career to date when he faces the number two ranked featherweight in the world Tatsuya Kawajiri as the co-main event at One Fighting Championship: War of the Lions, slated for March 31 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, and broadcast on pay-per-view. Sanchez (25-12 out of FIT NHB) has won his last three fights, most recently his fight at King of the Cage: Prohibited, where he won back his KOTC belt, and quite definitively, with a first round knockout. Originally, he was scheduled to have his second professional boxing match at Johnny Tapia's Uprising, taking place at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Albuque...
  • Paul Ray Set to Make Professional Debut at Steel City Rumble

    Paul Ray, out of Mean 1 MMA – Rio Rancho, will be making his professional debut at Steel City Rumble 9, on March 30, 2012 at State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colorado. He will be facing SCR veteran Prentice Ingram (5-1) in the co-main event of the evening. Ray is a familiar face to anyone who has been involved in New Mexico MMA over the last several years, having trained in the sport since before it was the popular thing to do. A proud South Valley native, Ray began had his athletic career as a varsity wrestler at Rio Grande High School, where he competed for the years. He began to coach high school wrestling shortly after graduation, taking on the position of assistant varsity/head JV ...
  • Andrew Tenneson Prepares to Headline March Mayhem

    New Mexico is home to some of the heartiest amateur cage fighters in the country, and Andrew Tenneson, who trains at Jackson-Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts, is a great example. He has kicked off his amateur MMA career with a bang, with two wins against more experienced opponents. He now looks to add to that streak with a win at the upcoming March Mayhem, an amateur cagefighting event taking place this Saturday, March 10, at Howard Johnson on W. Highway 66, in Gallup, NM. Tenneson is a graduate of Rio Rancho High School, where he participated in mock trial. "I was a fat kid in high school," he confided, "I weighed 215-lbs when I was 17-years old." But directly out of hi...
  • Jackson's Fighter Kevin Croom to Fight Live on HDNet for Titan Fighting Championships

    Kevin "The Cremlin" Croom will be making his live HDNet debut on Titan Fighting Championships 21, scheduled for March 2, 2012 at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS, against TFC fighter and Militech Fightig Systems' Ramiro Hernandez Jr. Coming off a bloody win by unanimous decision at Sun City Battle 2, Croom is anxious to take the next step in his career as a mixed martial artist. 
 Originally from Missouri, Croom (5-3) has a solid reputation in the Midwest as a hard-to-beat cage fighter, with three years of high school varsity wrestling and a record of 20-0 as an amateur.
  • Greg Jackson Discusses the Opening of Jackson's Martial Arts and Fitness Gym in Albuquerque

    It’s Greg Jackson’s world and we’re all just living in it. Watch as the world renowned martial arts trainer talks to US Combat Sports reporter Jorge Hernandez about the opening of the new Jackson’s Martial Arts and Fitness Gym in Albuquerque and discusses the recent welterweight scrap between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger.
  • UFC Champ Jon Jones Talks Upcoming Fight Against Rashad Evans at UFC 145 and New Jackson's MMA Gym

    The whirlwind that is life for UFC light heavyweight champion continues its push towards an intriguing showdown with former Jackson’s MMA teammate Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in April. Watch as Jones talks to US Combat Sports reporter Jorge Hernandez about his busy schedule as UFC spokesperson, the fight against Evans, and getting back into the gym.
  • TUF 14 Winner John Dodson Talks Upcoming Fight with Uyenoyama, Jackson's MMA, and Video Games

    One would think that winning The Ultimate Fighter reality series could change a person – but not when it comes to season 14 bantamweight winner John Dodson. “The Magician” recently spoke with US Combat Sports reporter Jorge Hernadez about the new Jackson’s MMA gym, his upcoming fight against Darren Uyenoyama, and playing video games.
  • USCS Instructor Spotlight: Scranton MMA's Tom McGuire and Jeff Reese Shape Student's Lives In and Out of Gym

    In a world which consists of people seeking to promote their own self-interests it takes a rare and altruistic individual to be able to focus time and energy toward the needs of others. Being an instructor of a martial arts academy is no exception. This enduring role gives one the opportunity to use their abilities and skill to help others through their martial arts journey which will result in the development and positive reinforcement of one’s life. Generous, selfless, and dedicated are the best characteristics to describe Scranton MMA instructors Tom McGuire and Jeff Reese. Since the academy’s forging in 2010, the dynamic duo’s main objective has always been centered on the progressive...
  • Jackson’s MMA Opens New Gym (VIDEO)

    Last weekend Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts had the grand opening of their new Jackson’s Martial Arts and Fitness gym located at 2801 Eubank Blvd., in northeast Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many of the gyms professional fighters were on hand to celebrate the occasion. The open-house was a chance for the general public to meet their favorite Jackson’s fighters. Amongst those fighters in attendance were UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones, UFC Interim Welterweight champ Carlos Condit, TUF champions Diego Brandao and John Dodson, former boxing pound for pound queen Holly Holm and coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn.

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