V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
Wherein Alibi readers write—about violence in Albuquerque, the brutality of boxing and the environmental apathy of baby boomers.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
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The Pacifist’s Guide to MMA
Or, a hipster’s introduction to Albuquerque’s other favorite sport
Ari LeVaux takes us inside the octagon.
V.23 No.19 |
Fights at the Rail Yards, tonight!
Jackson's MMA Series
Watching some fights down by the railroad tracks just got a lot less ghetto.
The newly refurbished Rail Yards, just south of downtown, is now the go-to spot for hipster points, and will be hosting its second weekly community market mere hours after they pack up the cage. But tonight the old blacksmith shop belongs to the fighting community, as an all-amateur card of fighters will strip to the waist and try to use each other as stepping-stones as they climb the mountain of glory.
The nine-fight Jackson’s MMA Series card, Protégé, starts at 7, at 1100 2nd St SW, and will feature Albuquerque fighters from local gyms taking on comers from elsewhere in state. Tickets to this uniquely-set event are available at Hold My Ticket.
V.22 No.11 |
The Daily Word in a stolen tortoise, a sharp wit, a titanic exhibit and an anniversary
In the news: Susana Martinez is in Rome, Mister Turtle the tortoise is safe, items from the Titanic, big old Bull Durham building sign, keep tobacco products out of plain view, Canada, win rock/paper/scissors, A whole bunch of large, menopausal rats, the lost art of letter writing, extensive rules for MMA fights, Mark E. Smith quotes, anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, chemical weapons
V.22 No.8 |
Bellator comes to Santa Ana Star
Holly Holm to take her third MMA fight
In recent years, Bellator fighting championships has solidified its hold as the nation’s #2 Mixed Martial Arts promotion, behind only the UFC in terms of revenue and exciting fights. Well, revenue, anyway. After last Thursday’s Bellator 90, in which there were six fights and six finishes on the main card alone, Bellator has strengthened an already compelling argument that it can deliver the goods.
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
Rust and Bone
A whale bit my legs off and all I got was sex with a musclebound Belgian
It’s possible the ailments afflicting the French drama Rust and Bone are not the result of anything culturally specific. They could simply be the the sole artistic bias of writer-director Jacques Audiard, with no reflection on his fellow, Sorbonne-educated countrymen. But damned if—in their dark, existential, ennui-riddled self-importance—they don’t feel oh-so-French.
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
The Daily Word in MMA arenas, botox and killer robots.
In the news: martial arts arena, Monkeys and mid-life crises, R. Kelly on Broadway, botox poker face, Chinese sex toys, Sleeping Beauty Syndrome, Charlize Theron got a buzzcut, skip Christmas, Kate Moss’ bird tattoos, PSYOPS, dancing water drips, Weird cars, Halloween candy recipes, fancy things, Draw eyes on your hands, What made you sad, soccer, killer robots, mystery of the Bloop, Christmas tree, Sean Young
V.21 No.36 |
Jackson's MMA Series IX
Same idea, different venue
The Jackson’s MMA Series touches down for the ninth time on Saturday, September 8th in its new home: Tingley Coliseum. As usual, the card is comprised of members of the world-famous Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA squad taking on challengers who come from all over the Southwest, including El Paso, Las Cruces, Phoenix, Socorro, Colorado, as well as from other gyms in Albuquerque. In fact, the card’s main event was scheduled to be a cross-town showdown between Jackson’s product Frank Gomez and Mikey Lovato of Lovato Total Fitness in Albuquerque.
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
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Hangover Sports Roundup
Holly Holm gets revenge, Miami turns up the heat on Thunder
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Mayweather defeats Cotto, Nate Diaz submits Jim Miller
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Miguel Cotto
The sport of boxing may only have a couple of mega stars, but whenever they’re in action the sports world always takes notice. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. fought Miguel Cotto for the WBA Super Welterweight title in what turned out to be a compelling fight this Saturday night.
V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Henderson edges Edgar, West takes All-Star honors
V.21 No.5 |
Condit captures UFC interim welterweight title
Opponent NIck Diaz threatens retirement, protesting the decision
In a highly technical and strategic fight, Albuquerque's Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz via decision. The judges' verdict has Diaz fans crying fowl, claiming Condit was "running" from the fight by not allowing Diaz to trap him against the cage and tee off on him. According to Fightmetric, the UFC's official statistics provider, Condit outstruck Diaz 151 to 105 in significant strikes, a big margin.
Not surprisingly, Condit's head coach Greg Jackson agrees with the decision and defends the strategy. "A stick-and-move game plan against a guy that’s such an amazing fighter and such a tough guy as Diaz, for me is a no-brainer," Jackson says. "If you look at the numbers, we hit him many more times than he hit us."
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