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RUF 55: Abushaar vs Bowen - A Full Breakdown of The Night's Epic Battles

It was a night filled with thrills, chills, and spills as RUF Nation rolled into Phoenix for RUF 55: Abushaar vs Bowen at the Celebrity Theatre. This action-packed night featured a mix of amateur and professional fights, each delivering its share of excitement, surprises, and unforgettable moments.
 

Amateur Bouts

The amateur bouts started off with a bang as Anthony Chung (@mochungmoproblems) scored a blistering knockout win via strikes over Brian Ritchie just 22 seconds into the first round.
 
In a hard-fought battle, Alyk Lopez (@alykfuccinglopez) emerged victorious over Luis Saldana by split decision (29-28 Lopez, 29-28 Saldana, 29-28 Lopez).
 
James Deitz (@jamesd.solarking) showcased his striking prowess by defeating Yuri Hajosy via TKO due to strikes at 1:14 of the second round.
 
Hiram Caballero (@_hiramcaballero98) pulled off a majority decision win (28-28 Draw, 29-27 Caballero, 29-27 Caballero) over Daniel Fessler in a closely contested bout.
 
Anthony Cruz (@koba_kruz) demonstrated his ground game by winning via submission with an armbar over Zane Davis at 1:32 of the first round.
 
Julius Vega (@vegajulius_) delivered a dominant performance by defeating Chris Mangiapili via TKO due to strikes at 0:46 of the first round.
 
Artis Lyles (@tha_kid_mma) earned a unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) over Marcos Gallegos in a fight where Lyles showed his class.
 
The amateur title bout for the 145 lbs division saw Paul Marghitas (@paulmarghitas) claiming the title with a unanimous decision victory (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Isaac Zatarain. And a new champion was crowned!
 

Professional Bouts

The professional fights were equally exciting with Braden Goodwin (@bradengoodwinmma) winning via submission with an armbar over Alexander Carrillo at 3:57 of the second round.
 
Jose Mendez (@jose_mendez2) showcased his grappling skills by submitting Derrick Brown with a rear-naked choke at 3:54 of the first round.
 
In a fast-paced fight, Alim Muhammad secured a TKO victory via strikes over James Trinidad Rosas just 38 seconds into the first round.
 
And in the main event of the evening, Kelvin Bowen (@da.h3athen) emerged victorious by knocking out Loai Abushaar with strikes at 0:36 of the first round.
 

Conclusion

RUF 55: Abushaar vs Bowen was a night filled with exhilarating fights, showcasing the best in up-and-coming MMA talent. The fighters delivered performances that will be talked about for a long time, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for these incredible athletes. Congratulations to all the winners, and kudos to all the fighters for putting on a spectacular show!
 

Note on Photos:

Stay tuned for the full photo galleries dropping in the coming week. There will be free photos available for everyone, as well as exclusive photos for purchase, priced anywhere between $3 and $15.

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