Paul Marghitas and Isaac Zatarain to Battle for Vacant RUF 145lb Amateur World Title at RUF 55 Event

PHOENIX, AZ – July 5, 2023 – RUF MMA, Arizona’s premier mixed martial arts organization, is thrilled to announce an exciting matchup between Paul Marghitas and Isaac Zatarain for the vacant RUF 145lb Amateur World Title at the upcoming RUF 55 event. The event is set to take place on August 26, 2023, at the historic Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.

Paul Marghitas, also known as “Prime,” is an undefeated amateur MMA fighter with a record of 2-0-0. He will be taking on Isaac Zatarain, another undefeated fighter with a record of 2-0-0. This bout promises to be an electrifying clash between two rising stars in the amateur MMA scene, with the added stakes of the vacant RUF 145lb Amateur World Title on the line.

The event will also feature a series of professional and amateur bouts, including a title defense by Dionee Marerro and other exciting matchups like Loai Abushar vs Kelvin Bowen, Alim Muhammad vs James Trinidad, and Deran Martinez vs Melvin Jenkins.

Tickets for RUF 55 are now available for purchase online at or at the Celebrity Theatre box office. Fans are encouraged to secure their tickets early to witness this thrilling title bout and an unforgettable night of fights.

RUF MMA continues to bring high-quality MMA events to Arizona, contributing to the growth and popularity of the sport in the region. RUF 55 promises to be an unforgettable night of fights, and we look forward to welcoming fans to the Celebrity Theatre.

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RUF MMA is a leading mixed martial arts organization based in Arizona. Known for hosting high-energy, professionally organized events, RUF MMA showcases both established fighters and up-and-coming talent in the sport. For more information, visit

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