RUF 52 Official Annoucement

Phoenix, AZ (January 18, 2023) – Arizona-based mixed martial arts organization Ringside Unified Fighting, better known as RUF Nation, will host RUF 52 on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Arizona’s  #1 MMA show RUF MMA is a proving ground for professional mixed martial artists, both seasoned and debut.  RUF Nation provides a home for fighters to gain experience, get a taste of the fanfare and a feel for the spotlight, right here in Arizona with their home fans in tow!

“2022 was such a memorable year! RUF NATION is growing and the word is getting out! The level of talent that we get to work with and match up, is absolutely amazing. We are grateful to the fighters and fans, who see the value in what we are building, and to our partners who share our vision and align with our culture. The RUF crew is an amazing group of MMA fanatics with a passion for what they do and they continue to improve the show from every angle! I am so excited to see what is to come as we prepare for what I assure you will be our biggest and best year yet!”   – CJ Pitman, RUF Nation

2022 was filled with both live and PPV Events that featured a number of notable bouts like 32 amateur and 19 professional fights! 102 fighters had the opportunity to live out their dream, with 62 future superstars getting their shot `and 38 licensed professionals stepping into our cage. 

We hosted the 125lb amateur title in which Trenten Beyers won and he will return next month to defend his title.

We saw 18 TKO wins, 16 Sub wins and 12 by decision wins. The fastest TKO was at :07 when Giovanni Salazar turned the lights out on Avery Brightwell.

RUF Nation is a force in the mixed martial arts community and the partnership with Celebrity Theatre will only take it to the next level in 2023!


Celebrity Theatre

Jill Jacenko


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