If you ask Brittany Barahona, Saturday night won’t be much of a contest in the main event of the 10-fight Jackson’s MMA Series XXV card at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Pojoaque.
How could it be? Her husband, Henry, is one half of the headlining bout in the fight card.
“To her, I am the best fighter around,” Henry Barahona joked. “That might not be true, but it’s great to have someone see you like that.”
The truth is, Barahona (2-2 as a professional mixed martial artist) knows what he’s facing in highly regarded and Santa Fe fighter Jess Martinez (3-0) in their 145-pound, featherweight main event. Martinez, the four-time (2009-12) state wrestling champion at St. Michael’s High and six-time international Brazilian Jiujitsu champion, is quietly putting together one heck of a résumé.