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  • Jackson’s MMA Series X Lineup Announced with Levya vs. Birchak Headlining

    The Jackson’s Series will present their second show in their new venue, Tingley Coliseum at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Headlining the show is fast rising fighter Matt Leyva, 9-2, who has considerable experience fighting on the Jackson’s Series. Leyva has headlined and co-mained the series before, each time pulling out a win in dramatic fashion. On December 1st he’ll headline Series X against Anthony Birchak who boasts his own impressive record of 8 wins to one loss. Birchak represents Apex MMA out of Tucson, AZ. and is known for a crafty submission game. This is sure to be an action packed main event preceded by nine equally exciting pro and amateur match ups.
  • Sam Alvey's TUF Blog: Judges Don't Have Slightest Idea How to Score Fights

    In this weeks episode the judges proved once again that they don't have the slightest idea about how to do their job.Before I get too far into that lets recap a little bit: Neil vs Cameron was a decent fight with what almost everyone agrees was a good decision.Sam vs Joey was not really all that controversial but it was a split decision with enough people (me included) saying that a third round would have been nice. Bristol vs Julian was a fight that Bristol won but took way more damage during the course of the fight, a third round could have been used.Igor vs Nick was a controversial decision with even Dana White telling everyone that Nick deserved a third round. Eddy vs Colton was ...
  • Female Fighter Focus: FIT NHB's Brenda Gonzles Remains Undefeated in Combative Sports

    Keep your eye on Brenda Gonzales (3-0 of FIT NHB in Albuquerque), undefeated in both MMA and boxing, and the new King of the Cage Female 125-lb Champion. This woman is on her way up. Originally from Moriarty, NM, Gonzales was always into sports, playing baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball in high school, and spending much of her free time in the gym. It was about three years ago that she had her first taste of combat sports, when she visited FIT NHB for the first time, at the invitation of her boyfriend (and now fiancé) UFC fighter Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means. She instantly loved it, and FIT soon became her second home.
  • Low Blow Radio: In Memory of Emanuel Steward and Jeff Blatnick, Showtime Boxing Recap

    On Episode 116 of Low Blow Radio, the guys talk about two deaths that have shocked the combat sports world. We talk about news surrounding Emanuel Steward and Jeff Blatnick deaths along with their impact on their respected sports. We also rundown an exciting Showtime boxing card that featured the retirement of Erik Morales from American competition. As always you can contact us through Facebook, @TheLowBlow, and e-mail LowBlow505@gmail.com. We are available on the Stitcher Radio App and Itunes. If your new to Stitcher go to http://www.stitcher.com/LOWBLOW and enter Promo code LOWBLOW. You'll be entered to win a $100 worth cash card which will be randomly selected each month and get ac...
  • Meet Anna Dudley: The Future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    They say there is always two sides to a coin; two sides to a story. This is generally the case for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. Some people do it because it's fun and will tell you it's nothing but a hobby, while a select few understand that with jujitsu the possibilities are endless. One of those select few is 9 year old, Anna Dudley, who just recently started fourth grade at Quarry Hill Community School in Monson, Ma. Long before Dudley could even imagine the fourth grade she was on the mats learning BJJ from one of her heroes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Marco Alvan. Under Alvan's tutelage Dudley has become well known throughout the NAGA circuit as a fearsome opp...
  • Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos as TUF Coaches Would Increase Ratings and Showcase Female Fighters

    UFC President Dana White is finally warming up to the idea that women have a place in his organization. White, who had previously been extremely critical over women inside the octagon, now entertains the idea ever since he laid eyes on one, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey. Rousey, currently the women's bantamweight champion for the Zuffa owned Strikeforce, has been destroying her opponents each within the first round of competition and is currently ranked the number one female fighter on the planet. Of course, before Rousey there was Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, but Santos derailed her own train after testing positive for a banned substance. The one-time queen of the featherwei...
  • Team Tapia: The Legacy Continues Despite the Passing of Their Beloved Leader

    Johnny Tapia was truly the People's Champ, and, he was Albuquerque's Champ. A source of pride, and at times humility, Johnny was as true a champion as they come. Before his premature departure Johnny had begun the "Second half" of his illustrious boxing career as a dedicated coach and trainer who took as much pride in developing a talented prospect as he did giving a wayward youth an outlet. Team Tapia's Gym continues Johnny's legacy with a fight card scheduled for November 17th which will showcase many talented fighters who call Team Tapia home. Headliner Joaquin Zamora, 18-4-1, 12Kos called it "a blessing to have known Johnny" and said "all the...
  • Why Wrestling Prepares Athletes Better Than Any Other Sport on the Planet

    There is no sport more demanding than wrestling. Wrestling is a team sport that requires individual effort to accomplish the ultimate team goal of being successful. This is a sport that has been around longer than any other high school athletic activity and dates back to the beginning of mankind, which requires strength, power, speed, and mental toughness. If you're a high school student and find your self interested in staying in shape or bored during the winter, check out your local high school's wrestling team as all high schools are always looking for individuals to participate on the team.
  • World Class Trainer Ray Yee Inspiring Youth at Albuquerque Kickboxing and MMA

    Albuquerque Kickboxing MMA has been a part of Northern New Mexico's martial arts community for more than ten years. Master/Sifu/Coach Ray Yee is in charge and is a longtime student of many martial arts including Wing Chun Gung Fu, Thai Boxing/Muay Thai, Inosanto Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, Judo/Jiu-jitsu, Combat Submission Wrestling, Filipino Kali/Eskrima/Silat and Boxe Francaise/French Savate. It began in 2002 as Albuquerque Martial Arts Academy in a small 900 square foot suite on Lomas, and at first, catered mainly to law enforcement, military and their families. When the economy changed and growth slowed, Yee began to move toward teaching civilians and fighters. In 2006, they ha...
  • Lenny Nelson and Tyler Stinson Battle for C3 Fights Welterweight Title in December

    Fight news has been relatively nonexistent for Unified Martial Arts welterweight Lenny Nelson after an injury canceled his anticipated rematch with Andrew Trace at Madtown Throwdown 28 earlier this year. But how quickly things can change. According to UMA coach Mike Biddle, "Smash" has agreed to face Strikeforce veteran Tyler Stinson at C3 Fights: "Armageddon 2012" in Newkirk, Oklahoma on December 1. Set to headline a strong C3 Fights card that also features a bantamweight championship bout between Brandon Shelton and Ryan Axtell, Stinson and Nelson will be competing for the organization's welterweight title.

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