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Floresville native to fight in S.A.


Floresville native to fight in S.A.
Ray Rodriguez


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January 30, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO -- When Cowboys Dancehall hosts Legacy Fighting Championship Friday, Feb. 1, a local boy will be among those listed on the fight card. Floresville native Ray Rodriguez will be competing in his fourth professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, and will be seeking his third win.

Oddly enough, Ray Rodriguez will battle Rey Rodriguez, and the name game is being used to play up the fight.

“It’s kind of funny,” Ray said. “His name is Reynaldo, so its Rey against Ray.”

Ray, a 2006 graduate of Floresville High School, has been competing in mixed martial arts for about six years now. He said he was a fan for years, but got interested in participating when he was in the military. After his service, he went to a gym for a hands-on introduction to the sport, and learned pretty quickly what it was all about.

“I got beat up,” Ray said with a chuckle. “It really humbled me. I thought I was all big and bad, but I found out pretty quick that I wasn’t.”

Ray didn’t give up on the sport he loved, though, and he continued to visit the gym and began training on a regular basis. He then began engaging in amateur competitions, and “got better with every fight.” Ray eventually found his way to an amateur championship fight, and won his first belt with a 58-second knockout in the first round.

“I went pro right after that,” he said.

One year after turning pro, Ray has put together a 2-1 record and is looking for win No. 3. His goal is to win a professional title, and eventually reach the UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship).

“That is my dream,” he said. “That’s my goal.”

Ray currently lives in San Antonio and trains full time. He said he turns in two or three workouts each day, and knows that that level of dedication is necessary to compete with the elite athletes he will face.

Ray is excited about the upcoming fight in San Antonio, and sent his thanks for all the support he has received from family, friends, and fans in Floresville and beyond.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without them,” he said.

Legacy Fighting Championship 17 will be held Friday, Feb. 1, with prelims beginning at 7:30 p.m. The main fight card is set to begin at 9 p.m. The event will be broadcast on AXS.tv.

For more information, visit www.legacyfights.net.
 

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