Phoenix, AZ – April 12, 2023 – RUF Nation is excited to announce the main event for RUF 54, taking place on April 22nd at the renowned Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The night will feature an exhilarating match-up between Greg Smith of Bakers MMA and Jesus Mendez from the famed Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Greg Smith first joined the RUF family at RUF 50, where he made his amateur debut against another fierce competitor. Smith put on an unforgettable show for the audience, going the full three rounds. Although he didn’t secure the win, Smith will bring that same energy and a wealth of experience to RUF 54, supported by his friends and family who are sure to make some noise.
Jesus Mendez will be making his amateur debut with RUF MMA, representing the renowned Jackson Wink MMA Academy. Known for their high-caliber fighters and exceptional sportsmanship, Jackson Wink athletes always deliver top-tier performances. RUF Nation eagerly anticipates the showcase of skill, knowledge, and experience Mendez will bring to the Celebrity Theatre next Saturday.
RUF Nation is proud to provide a platform for outstanding young fighters from both local and national backgrounds. Join us on April 22nd at the legendary Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, for an unforgettable night of action.
Doors open at 5pm, with fights kicking off at 7pm. The excitement continues all night, as we invite you to join us at the Encore Lounge within the Celebrity Theatre for the RUF 54 Afterparty. Mingle with your favorite fighters, congratulate them on their performances, and snap some photos to remember this incredible event.
Tickets for RUF 54 are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to witness the thrilling showdown between Greg Smith and Jesus Mendez – get your tickets today!