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Rodriguez preps for Dallas fight

Rodriguez preps for Dallas fight
Ray Rodriguez (left) delivers a brutal kick during a recent mixed martial arts bout.

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Wilson County News
July 9, 2014
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Floresville native Ray Rodriguez has been hard at work in the world of mixed-martial arts, and has recently taken another step toward attaining his goal of fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

After earning a victory over Nelson Salas by unanimous decision last month, Rodriguez upped his professional record to 4-2, and made a move to New Mexico to train with the great Greg Jackson.

Jackson founded his own style of martial art, known as Gaidojutsu, shortly after graduating from high school. He combined techniques from wrestling and kickboxing with basic judo locks. He continued to develop his art and added techniques from other disciplines like grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

By 2000, Jackson had officially turned his gym into a school for mixed martial arts (MMA). Since then, he has trained many fighters, including UFC champions Georges St-Pierre, Rashad Evans, Jon Jones, Keith Jardine, and Andrei Arlovski, just to name a few.

While training with Jackson, Rodriguez is rooming with several UFC fighters, and shares mat time with guys from all across the United States and around the world. Foreign fighters currently training with Jackson hail from Mexico, Australia, Norway, and Japan, among others.

The next big fight for Rodriguez is scheduled for Friday, July 18. Rodriguez will be on the main card, and will square off with Steven Peterson in the featherweight division. Peterson is a more experienced professional fighter with a record of 10-4, and is coming off a second-round knockout win over another Texas fighter.

The bout between Rodriguez and Peterson is part of Legacy’s LFC 33, and will be broadcast from Dallas on AXS TV. The fights begin at 7 p.m.

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