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RUF 55 Delivers a Night of Thrilling Victories and Unforgettable Moments

Ringside Unified Fighting (RUF MMA), Arizona’s premier combat sports league, hosted RUF 55 last Saturday night to a packed arena, delivering a night full of action, drama, and unforgettable moments. The event featured a mix of amateur and professional bouts, each one more electrifying than the last.

Amateur Bouts:

  • Bantamweight: Anthony Chung defeated Brian Ritchie via KO (Strikes) in the first round, setting the tone for the night.
  • Catchweight: Alyk Lopez secured a split decision victory against Luis Saldana, showcasing his tactical prowess.
  • Catchweight: James Deitz triumphed over Yuri Hajosy via TKO, demonstrating his striking skills.
  • Catchweight: Hiram Caballero emerged victorious against Daniel Fessler via Majority Decision, in a closely contested bout.
  • Bantamweight: Anthony Cruz submitted Zane Davis via Armbar, showcasing his grappling expertise.
  • Bantamweight: Julius Vega defeated Chris Mangiapili via TKO, in a fast-paced, action-packed bout.
  • Bantamweight: Artis Lyles secured a unanimous decision victory over Marcos Gallegos, displaying his all-around skills.
  • Featherweight: Paul Marghitas became the new amateur world champion by defeating Isaac Zatarain via Unanimous Decision, in a bout that had the crowd on its feet.

Professional Bouts:

  • Flyweight: Braden Goodwin submitted Alexander Carrillo via Armbar, in a technical grappling display.
  • Lightweight: Jose Mendez defeated Derrick Brown via Submission, showcasing his ground game.
  • Featherweight: Alim Muhammad defeated James Trinidad Rosas via TKO, in a bout that had fans roaring.
  • Catchweight: Kelvin Bowen delivered a stunning KO against Loai Abushaar, in a bout that will be talked about for years to come.

The night was a testament to the high-caliber talent that RUF MMA continues to attract and develop. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the fighters, coaches, and fans who made this event a resounding success.

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