At LFA 98: Fremd vs. Oliveira, Marisol Ruelas opens the card with Marisa Chavez. The Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas will host the strawweight affair. Interestingly, both competitors are making their LFA debut and the pressure is building up since the two will be the first to step in the cage on Friday night.
Ruelas (1-2) endured a setback to Criszaida Adames at Fight Card Entertainment, but the time off to prepare and recover will assist her on fight night. Prior to her second professional loss, the 23-year old strawweight gave most opponents all they can handle. Often times, when Ruelas fights, the judge’s scorecards aren’t needed. Particularly, her win over Corrie Elizabeth at Combate 33: Alday vs. Lopez 2 highlighted that sentiment with an adept ground game. Not only did Ruelas show grappling skills, but the late finish also highlighted her conditioning. Given her aggressive style, many fans have this fight with Chavez (4-1) circled on their calendar.
Marisol Ruelas talks about first LFA fight
Before Ruelas steps into the cage, MyMMANews.com staff caught up with her to ask about her training camp. Additionally, the notable wrestler was asked about Chavez as an opponent, and the responded with,
“Nothing, in particular, I’m focusing on my game and my strengths I know she’s an aggressive striker and I’m an aggressive wrestler.”
First and foremost, Ruelas acknowledges that her style differs from Chavez, who is predominantly a striker. The 27-year old is riding a four-fight win streak and Ruelas is aware of the danger she brings into the cage. In fact, Chavez has finished three of her opponents with punches in the first round. Undoubtedly, that type of power in the strawweight division will attract attention. At LFA 97, a classic style clash between striking and wrestling will go down to see which discipline comes out on top.
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Freelance Writer – Sports MMA