Road to ONE
ONE Championship
RUF 45: Winter Wars takes place Saturday, December 18, at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The card is headlined by two “Road To ONE” heavyweight tournament quarterfinal bouts and features a full slate of mixed martial arts action leading to the main event matches.

Let’s break down the two biggest reasons why RUF 45: Winter Wars shouldn’t be missed.


Road To ONE 

The ultimate winner of the heavyweight tournament will receive a six-figure contract with ONE Championship. They will be touted as the next American star in the organization and deepen the talent pool in a growing heavyweight division.

The tournament has been an electric affair so far, with no matchup going to the judges' table. And the two quarterfinal bouts of Cameron Chism-Brungard vs. Eduardo Perez and Terrance Jean-Jacques vs. Michael Quintero are guaranteed to continue the nonstop action.

There is nothing quite like heavyweight bouts – the thudding sounds of the athletes’ raw power echoing throughout the venue. These four men are three matches away from using that power to score a life-altering contract, so fans should expect the exciting finishes to continue even as the tournament gets more difficult for the combatants.

One of these men may win the entire tournament and be catapulted onto the global stage, and, at RUF 45: Winter Wars, fans have a unique chance to get to see them in action before their potential leap into ONE’s dynamic heavyweight roster.

More Prospects 

Fourteen additional bouts will take place before the “Road To ONE” tournament continues, with 28 developing martial artists looking to gain experience in one of the most respected promotions in the Southwestern United States.

The event will allow fans to witness the start of these fighters’ journeys and see the emergence of the next wave of talent from around the area. Each athlete will be looking to impress and grab the attention of a larger audience, so fans can be sure that they will leave everything on the mat at the end of the night.

RUF 45: Winter Wars could be a great holiday treat to enjoy at a low cost. Sixteen total mixed martial arts contests will allow you to whet your appetite for the sport while taking in some wild action in Arizona.

If you are in the Phoenix area, tickets are still available for the event via the Celebrity Theatre website and box office.

The event will air on pay-per-view, live on December 18, on the RUF Nation website. Access can be purchased on their website.

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