Welcome to our RUF Nation spotlight series, where we take a closer look at some of the most exciting and memorable moments from the past year of mixed martial arts (MMA) combat. RUF Nation has consistently brought together the best fighters from across the country and this past year was no exception.
We saw some of the quickest fight finishes in RUF Nation history, including Jose Delgado’s Submission via rear naked choke and Geovanny Salazar’s TKO via strikes. In this series, we will be counting down the top 5 fastest finishes of RUF Nation 2022 and sharing highlight photos and video clips. Don’t miss out on these incredible moments – join us as we relive the action!
#5 | RUF 46 – Pro 145 lbs – Jose Delgado (red) vs JJ Nelson (blue)
Delgado (Phoenix, AZ) The MMA Lab wins by Submission via rear naked choke over Nelson (Mesa, AZ) at 0:40 of round 1
#4 | RUF 46 – Amateur 185 lbs – Brooks Callaghan (red) vs Tristan Mordecai (blue)
Mordecai (Tucson, AZ) Northside BJJ wins by KO over Callaghan (Blythe, CA) Adrian’s Boxing Gym at 0:30 of round 1
#3 | RUF 47 – Amateur 145 lbs – Steve Hernandez (red) vs Devin Ray (blue)
Ray (Lake Havasu City, AZ) Bridge City Combat wins by Submission via rear naked choke over Hernandez (Tucson, AZ) Undisputed at 0:28 of round 1
#2 | RUF 48 – Amateur 125 lbs – Anthony Rees (red) vs Brian Benevidez (blue)
Benevidez (Porterville, California) Misfits Wrestling Gym wins by TKO via strikes over Rees (Scottsdale, AZ) Fight Ready at 0:21 of round 1
#1 | RUF 48 – Amateur 170 lbs – Avery Brightwell (red) vs Geovanny Salazar (blue)
Salazar (Las Vegas, NV) Extreme Couture wins by TKO via strikes over Brightwell (Glendale, AZ) The MMA Lab at 0:07 of round 1