RUF NATION RETURNS WITH RUF 41

Road To One | Summer Showdown
SUNDAY JUNE 20TH , 2021
CELEBRITY THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ
Venue Doors Open: 2 PM, Fight Time: 3 PM
Tickets now on sale now!

Summer Showdown a Live MMA Event with now a full audience capacity, and a Father’s Day tribute event for the entire family, RUF NATION brings you another installment of the “Road to One” Heavyweight Tournament at RUF 41, and One Championship VP “Rich Franklin” and company is schedule to be in attendance.

The “Road To One” Heavyweight Tournament co-created by UFC Hall Of Famer and now One Championship’s VP, Rich Franklin is hosted by RUF 41, will not only feature Global level fights but also National and local caliber bouts on June 20th. “We have something for everyone”, RUF NATION CEO Dr. Joel Lopez said.

The main and co main events will feature 2 Pro Heavyweights bouts vying for a chance at a 100K contract to fight for One Championship in Singapore. Cody East (11-6) vs Michael Quintero (6-2), both towering in at 6’-3”, 230 lbs. each are ready to share the cage on June 20th. In the co main fight Ed Perez fighting out California (3-1) will be taking on Darian Abby from the Midwest (2-2) on the bottom half of the bracket.

Local bouts featuring fan favorite Roman “El Gallito” Salazar from Fight Ready from Scottsdale, AZ will take on Baker’s MMA own “Cody Huard” from Surprise. Salazar had 3 previous fights either cancelled, postponed or no showed. “We hope this 4th time is a charm and we get to finally see him fight” said Dr. Joel Lopez. Cody Huard’s notable win was over UFC veteran Frankie Saenz, who happens to be one of Salazar’s MMA coaches. This will be an interesting fight with lots of emotional static from both sides of the cage.

Another thrilling Pro matchup between RUF MMA veteran Austin Wourms from Baker’s MMA in Surprise will take on MMA Lab’s own Ivey Nixon. Nixon is coming off an impressive win over Hawaii’s Kekoa Corpuz. Wourms is coming off a loss at RUF 40 but has bounced back and is ready to get his arm raised with much more focus and experience. This will be a barn burner!

In other featured pro fights: 145 Pro Cristobal Renteria will make his Pro debut against another Pro debut, MMA fighter, rapper, social media sensation “Andre Hafer” out of Las Vegas, NV and the high-flying acrobatic fighter “Aaron Loya” from the Temple of Arts will take on another MMA Lab fighter “Talon Glaser” at 135, who’s also making his pro debut. RUF 41 will feature 15 plus PRO/AM fights on June 20th.

This evening will be full night of jaw dropping fights, with MMA stars in attendance, thousands of screaming fans, live streamed around the world, local, National and Global press in attendance, MMA Stalkers, Father’s Day Tribute, cage girls, drink specials, plus much more. Please join us on June 20th at the Celebrity Theatre or on Livestream at www.rufnation.com.

*Fight Card Subject To Change *Tickets can be bought at www.rufnation.com

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