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Santiago Dominguez Aims To Impress on UFC Fight Pass Card

Undefeated Santiago “Somer” Dominguez (24-0, 18 KOs), arguably Mexico’s No. 1 welterweight fighter, returns to the ring for the primary time in 2021 to headline the October fifteenth  RJJ Boxing on FIGHT PASS® 52, at Auditorio Benito Juarez in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

The heavy-handed Santiago, who’s a former NABF Welterweight Champion, takes on Jesus “Chino” Antonio Rubio (13-4, 7 KOs) within the 10-round essential occasion.

Santiago hasn’t fought since final December tenth, when he received a 10-round break up determination over Ricardo Lara (22-8). “My physique simply wanted a break,” Dominguez defined his 10-month inactive stretch. “I fought 5 instances in 2019, 4 in 2020, and received the NABF welterweight title within the course of. I’m prepared bodily, mentally, and spiritually.”

Rubio represents the hardest check of Dominguez’ 7-year professional profession based mostly on him difficult Alberto Puello (18-0) in his most up-to-date struggle, albeit in a loss by 12-round determination, for the vacant WBA Interim World Tremendous Light-weight Championship. An 8-round win by determination towards Sonny Fredrickson in his earlier struggle set-up Rubio’s title shot.

“I do know he (Rubio) is an excellent boxer,” Dominguez spoke about his opponent. “He defeated an American (Fredrickson) foe who was 21-3 on the time. He simply fought for the world title. I count on him to return in form and with a will to win. This will probably be a struggle! I’ll make it a struggle whether or not or not my opponent desires one or not.

“I do know that finally these large names should struggle me. If all goes nicely (versus Rubio), I hope to get again into the WBC’s prime 15 rankings, and have a possibility to struggle guys like Mikey Garcia, Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, and different nice former world champions. I need to earn my world title alternative and a victory over considered one of these nice fighters will do exactly that for me.”

Within the 10-round co-feature, former WBC Youth Silver Featherweight Champion Jose “El Sugar” Eduardo Nunez (21-1, 21 KOs) meets Osvaldo “Catotas” Maldonado (10-1, 5 KOs). The most effective stored secrets and techniques in boxing, Nunez has 21 knockouts in 21 victories however, Maldonado has the identical type as the one fighter to defeat Nunez, Hiram Gallardo, who received a 6-round determination in 2018.

Lightweights Jose “Cheche Choryboy” Valenzuela (9-3, 3 KOs) and Jose Luis Vazquez (12-2, 5 KOs) are matched in an intra-state battle for Sinaloa bragging rights in an 8-rounder. Valenzuela is from Los Mochis, Vazquez lives in Culiacan.

Within the RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS opener, Mexican featherweights Nazario Castro (6-2, 3 KOs) squares off with Enrique Mejia Morales (3-1, 0 KOs) in a 6-round struggle.

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Huynh Nguyen

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