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MMA: Wherever he is, Benavidez feels at home
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Normally, when Joseph Benavidez comes back to New Mexico, it's about family, friends and food. His most recent trip to the homeland, though, was all about fighting. Benavidez, a 2002 Las Cruces High School graduate and the No.
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MMA: Borg out to extend his streak
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque's Ray Borg has gained fame for two things during his still-young mixed martial arts career: his penchant for spectacular finishes and his love for Hostess Twinkies. Having forsaken Twinkies – for the time being, anyway …

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MMA fighter Kennedy talks to FBI about threats received
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mixed-martial arts fighter Tim Kennedy has talked with the FBI about threats he has received online, possibly from ISIS, The Army Times reported. Kennedy, who has trained in Albuquerque at Jackson-Wink MMA, was an Army …
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In this new feature uploaded by the UFC this week, #1 welterweight contender Carlos Condit gives a tour of his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Condit talks about why the city produces top fighters such as himself and Holly Holm. Albuquerque is also where fighters like Jon Jones and Andrei Arlovski attend training camps.

Condit will be facing Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 on January 2nd, in the company’s first event of the year.

Related: Video: Countdown To UFC 195 For Lawler-Condit & Arlovski-Miocic This Saturday (Full Episode)

Below is the full card for the PPV. UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit goes down on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with live results on starting at 10 PM ET.

UFC 195 Main Card (PPV – 10 PM ET)

– Welterweight champ Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

– Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic

– Lorenz Larkin vs. Albert Tumenov

– Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega

– Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo

You can see the preliminary fight cards here.

Related: Finalized Card For This Saturday’s UFC 195 Event

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Brendan Schaub, who suddenly became an expert on everything because he has a podcast, may want to rethink his assessment of Holly Holm, after “The Preacher’s Daughter” was honored by her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for her knockout win over Ronda Rousey at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Australia.

A sample of the massive turnout from Sunday’s parade in the bantamweight champ’s hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico:


“You here, Albuquerque, made this possible,” Holm said. “My career started here, my fans started here, my whole career started right here.”

Holm was also given her own month (November) after turning the mixed martial arts (MMA) world upside down with her one-sided shellacking of “Rowdy,” who was previously thought to be invincible. Now that the hard part is over, the even harder part begins.

See you in 2016.

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Albuquerque Fetes UFC Champ With 'Holm-Coming' Parade
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UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm, speaks to a packed Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, following a parade in her honor. Holm captured the belt from the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey on Nov. 14, in Australia. At left is …
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The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico already honored new UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm by naming November “Holly Holm Month,” and it’s about to get even better for her. The city announced on their website that this coming Sunday, November 6th, the Albuquerque City Council and the Bernalillo County Commission will have “a champion’s parade and celebration” in her honor. In a city with no major sports teams, MMA (thanks in large part to the Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA gym) is actually a decent chunk of the economy. On top of that, most of Holm’s boxing matches were n the city.  With all of that in mind, it’s no surprise that they’ve rallied behind her to this degree.

According to the city website, “parade route and other details are forthcoming.” The parade will also serve as a charitable event, as attendees are encouraged to “donate non-perishable items and winter clothing for the benefit of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission and the Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home.”

The parade will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time.

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First she got her own month. Now, she gets her own parade.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will be honored by her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for her knockout win over Ronda Rousey at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Australia.

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“The media attention’s been crazy, the fans, the people. My phone alone has had so many texts and messages, I can’t get to them all,” coach Mike Winkeljohn told KOB 4. “I know she’s at a whole different level where she can’t get back to all of her fans and family and friends that want something from her. She’s going to make sure she takes care of everybody; that’s how Holly is.”

The parade takes place this Sunday (Dec. 6, 2015) in City Plaza at 4 p.m. local time.

Holm (10-0), who some are already calling the greatest of all time, is the first athlete to win world titles in both boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA). Her first title defense is expected to be a rematch against Rousey, depending on the ex-champ’s timetable for return.

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There are mixed martial arts (MMA) gyms, then there’s Jackson Wink Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Earlier this year, dynamic duo Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, opened the doors to their massive new facility to accommodate it’s ever-growing roster of fighters that already includes the likes of Jon Jones, Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski and of course, newly-crowned women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm.

According to AXS TV’s Inside MMA, it cost over $3 million to finish the 30,000 square foot project.

And by the looks of it, it’s worth every penny, as the massive gym not only has your state of the art training equipment, but it also has an onsite physical therapist, dorms for athletes, pro shop, seven full-size apartments, and much, much more.

As far as the athletes go, the gym is home to over 100 fighters from all over the world ranging from amateurs to the cream of the crop, so finding a suitable training partner is never a problem at Jackson Wink.

A few days after striking coach Mike Winekljohn helped Holly Holm upset Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in Melbourne Australia (see it here), he took MMA Fighting on a private tour of the state of the art facility which he helped build.

A jack of all trades indeed.

So jump inside and see where some of the best fighters in all of MMA sharpen their skills, relax and lay their heads at night.

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The Albuquerque City Council has proclaimed November “Holly Holm Month” in celebration of the popular fighter’s upset victory over Ronda Rousey in the UFC 193 headliner.

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