American Fight League Supports Mia Ojeda’s Fight Against Cancer at Southwest Brawl 7

Las Cruces, New Mexico (March 15, 2018) – American Fight League will host Southwest Brawl 7 at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m. for local mixed martial arts (MMA) fans!

This event is special because the fight community has banned together to support Mia Ojeda’s battle with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. Mia is the two year old daughter of Joel Ojeda, known to local fighters as the bearded ref. He takes care of the fighters in the cage ensuring a clean and safe fight. It is now time for the MMA community to help Joel and his family in their time of need.

Mia has had a long battle at her young age, and she still has a hard road ahead of her. She started treatments in her hometown of El Paso, but had to move to Fort Worth to finish her treatments. Her parents are with her, staying at The Ronald McDonald House. Mia has undergone eight rounds of strong chemotherapy, 15 surgical procedures including two major surgeries, a nine hour surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen and a six hour surgery to remove a tumor on her heart. She is currently recovering from those surgeries and still needs stem cell replacement, a bone marrow transplant and radiation.

Joel will once again be stepping in the cage on March 31st to ref Southwest Brawl 7 and the Ojeda family will be selling Team Mia t-shirts to raise money for expenses at the event. In addition people can also purchase the Team Mia shirts by going here. Watch 12-15 live amateur and professional MMA match-ups. The fighters will come from all over the Southwest, including Juarez, El Paso, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Albuquerque and Tucson to battle it out in the cage and support Mia’s fight against cancer.

Tickets are available at or directly from the fighters. Ringside VIP tables are available by contacting AFL directly. The weigh-ins will be at Halo’s Ultra Lounge in Las Cruces on Friday, March 30.

Photos Courtesy of Joel Ojeda Facebook

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