RUF MMA – RUF 45 Winter Wars featuring the road to ONE heavyweight tournament

RUF MMA – RUF 45 Winter Wars featuring the road to ONE heavyweight tournament

Included with admission Pregame Event RUF & Puff II, an afternoon of vendors, lifestyle, health, wellness, fitness, luxury, extreme sports, and Food Trucks brought to you by our friends trap culture promotions and the Arizona Cannabis Industry!

Gates to the pregame open at 3pm- 

Arena doors open at 5pm  

And we kick it off with a live streamed pre-show broadcast featuring Headkick Audio correspondent Steven Fontroth and professional fighter and RUF personality Ed “wild” West to be streamed on all major social media platforms! 

As you begin making your way in be sure to grab a CIEN RIFLES TEQUILA shot for your friends 

The action gets heated up as we start the first fights of the night at 6pm 

RUF MMA – RUF45 Winter Wars featuring Arizonas top mixed martial artists putting it all on the line for your entertainment. This stacked card features a 3 headed main event “the road to ONE heavyweight tournament – quarterfinals”  Two Arizona Title matches As Alim Muhammad defends his 145lb belt against up and comer Jose Delgado. Brooks “killer b” Callaghan defends his title against the savage Austin Vandentoorn looking to add another W and some sexy hardware to his resume!

This card is so stacked with the best mma fighters anywhere so get your tickets now! 

VIP tables available!

Tickets start at $35

Just when you thought we gave you enough awesomeness… we’re not stopping there! 

Join us immediately after the fights for the BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR

The Golden Margarita host the RUF45 Winter Wars after party! 

Meet your favorite fighters from the night and help them celebrate, find the ones that didn’t come out with the W , pat them on the back and buy them a beer for putting on one hell of a show! 

Wether your fighter Win, learns, or draws…  we all win at the Golden Margarita 


RUF MMA – RUF 45 Winter Wars featuring the road to ONE heavyweight tournament


RUF MMA is back for RUF 45 at the Celebrity Theatre on December 18th.

MMA in Arizona will once again be on display with the fight card forming now.  Additional fights will be added in the next week or so.

Road to ONE heavyweight tournament

Mike Quintero v Terrance Jean-Jacques

TraVon Butler v Anthony Coleman

Ed Perez v Cameron Chism




185 title Austin Vandentoorn v Brooks Callaghan

145 title Alim Muhammad v Jose Delgado

MMA In Phoenix was on fire with RUF 44

MMA In Phoenix was on fire with RUF 44




Andrew Diaz vs Derek Freda
Winner: Derek Freda
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30,27)


Chris Mangiapili vs Jesus Borrego
Winner: Jesus Borrego
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27)


Barry Hedgebeth vs Stephan Martinez
Winner: Barry Hedgebeth
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Austin Vandentoorn vs Tristan Mordecai
Winner: Austin Vandentoorn
Round: 2
Time: 2:05
Won By: TKO


Alexander Carrillo vs Chris Hernandez
Winner: Alexander Carrillo
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Adrian Galindo vs Chris Sandoval
Winner: Adrian Galindo
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27)


Antron Petty vs Zach Stewart
Winner: Zach Stewart
Round: 1
Time: 2:41
Won By: KO


George Sopi vs Deran Martinez
Winner: Deran Martinez
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)


Tim Carrillo vs Adam Franck
Winner: Adam Franck
Round: 1
Time: 0:10
Won By: KO


Dominico McIntosh vs Sebastian Mordecai
Winner: Sebastian Mordecai
Round: 3
Time: 3:00
Won By: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26)


Austin Wourms vs Anthony Pike
Winner: Austin Wourms
Round: 1
Time: 0:20
Won By: Submission via arm bar


Samson Guerrero vs Shannon Ritch
Winner: Shannon Ritch
Round: 1
Time: 1:20
Won By: Submission via rear naked choke

RUF MMA and Celebrity Theatre Partnership Announcement

RUF MMA and Celebrity Theatre Partnership Announcement


PHOENIX — Nov. 1, 2021 — The Phoenix Suns have Footprint Arena, the Diamondbacks have Chase field, and now Arizona’s only MMA league, RUF Nation, has a home as well at Phoenix’s historic Celebrity Theater.  RUF Nation will join forces with Celebrity Theatre to deliver high-quality, exciting events to combat sports fans.  The first in its kind partnership solidifies the long-standing relationship between the two organizations, and will include marketing and promotional efforts to expand the combat sports market in the valley. 

It’s another first for RUF Nation who, in October, promoted the first combination Cannabis Expo/MMA Event in the Nation.  The event, dubbed “RUF, PUFF & RUMBLE,” included 50 vendors and was attended by more than 2,000 people. 

“I pride myself and my company on breaking barriers to deliver the best product to our fans, both in the building, and via live stream,” said RUF Nation CEO Dr. Joel Lopez.  “We are always looking at new ways and new partnerships to expand our reach in the valley and beyond.

“We are thrilled to partner with a long-standing pillar of the entertainment industry in Celebrity Theatre,” he continued.  “This will enable us to provide better and more visible opportunities to the hard-working men and women fighters in the Arizona MMA community. This is one more milestone in over 20 years of promoting combat sports in Arizona.” 

RUF Nation’s next event will be set in December at Celebrity Theatre.  Ticket and card info to come. 


About RUF Nation:

RUF Nation is a 100% AZ Tribally owned fight promotion company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. RUF Nation currently holds a promoter’s licenses through the AZ State Boxing & MMA Commission and holds multiple Casino Gaming licenses in Arizona and has a Gaming license through the Arizona Department of Gaming as a Premiere Casino Vendor and is looking to increase its range of operations and bring its thousands of fans, reach, brand and services to multiple property locations across the country. Our deep relationships with Gyms, local fighters, UFC Fighters, stars, media, city, state, Tribal Councils and leaders are instrumental in our quest to grow into an worldwide organization and bring our product and service offerings to multiple property locations throughout the US.

About Celebrity Theatre:

Celebrity Theatre is one of Phoenix’s most intriguing historic landmarks. In 1963, the round building was originally designed as a multi-purpose conference center which could be transformed into a concert venue during the winter months. The theatre opened on January 13th, 1964 with the musical “South Pacific” starring Betsy Palmer. In the years since, the theatre has hosted such stars as George Carlin, Joe Cocker, Carol Channing, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Def Leppard, Bill Cosby, Duran Duran, Sammy Davis Jr., Smashing Pumpkins, Louis CK, Chris Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie, B.B. King, Olivia Newton-John, Nat King Cole, Roger Daltrey, Don Rickles, Fleetwood Mac, Etta James and The Brian Setzer Orchestra among many other legendary performers. After extensive renovations, the Celebrity Theatre re-opened its doors under new ownership in December of 1995. For 50 years, the Historic facility has provided patrons with the ultimate in entertainment viewing featuring an extremely rare revolving stage and no seat is more than 70 feet away from the stage! 



Emily Pandelakis

RUF Nation


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RUF43 Results

RUF43 Results

PHOENIX, AZ. (August 29, 2021) The Celebrity Theater was on fire Sunday evening as the RUF43 card started.  This was the net installment in the Road to One Championship.  Rich Franklin, the Vice President and the CEO of ONE, was in attendance as he watched top talent battle it out.

Fight 1 Winner – Duy Pham

The first fight of the night started with Patrick Williams vs Duy Pham.  This fight went into the 3 round with Duy Pham winning by Submission Via Rear Naked Choke

Fight 2 Winner – Alexander Carrillo

The second fight of the night was Alexander Carrillo vs Mark Courson.  This fight was over quickly lasting only 43 seconds as Carrillo landed vicious strikes which led to a referee stoppage.

Fight 3 Winner – Adrian Galindo

This was a back and forth battle going into round three end with a tap out from Musgrove

Fight 4 Winner – Stephan Martinez

Another quick one as Aponte came out swinging, landing a shot on Martinez but Martinez takes it on the chin and quickly takes control on the feet pushing the pace and eventually bringing the action to the ground. initially landing strikes from full mount before passing to the back of Aponte where he is able to secure a RNC forcing the tap out.

Fight 5 Winner – Alessandro Rodriguez

This 2 round fight ended with Rodriguez swarming in and rains down a barrage of strikes forcing the referee to step in and stop the bout.

Fight 6 Winner – Chris Mangiapili

This fight went the full three rounds.  A back and forth battle the whole time with Mangiapili being declared winner by scorecard

Fight 7 Winner – David Bollea

Both fighters come out trading, exchanging jabs, body and leg kicks. Action heads to the ground with Rodriguez initially in control but Bollea is able to take the dominant position securing the back of Rodriguez where he is able to lock in a RNC and force the tap out.

Fight 8 Winner – Cameron Chism

One of the oddest and most tragic ways to see a fight end.  Tarazon was able to land a few knees before his knee seems to give out causing an abrupt end to the bout.

Fight 9 Winner – Waldo Cortes-Acosta

The main event was a three round BATTLE.  These warriors left nothing in the tank. Both fighters giving each other respect as each fighter patiently waits for opportunities to land instead of recklessly throwing. Big strike by Cortes brings Powell to his knees. Cortes immediately jumps on top successfully landing some big shots from full guard. Powell is able to weather the storm and continues to scramble from the bottom evading more big shots and is able to turn the tide in his favor by securing a single leg takedown right before the horn to end the round.


Huge shoutout to MMA Stalker for the amazing coverage of this event an all events in the MMA world