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Josh Barnett to face Tiger Ruas at Bloodsport

Josh Barnett will face off with a former NXT wrestler at this month's Bloodsport event.

It was announced on Tuesday night that Barnett vs. Tiger Ruas (formerly known as Arturo Ruas in WWE) will take place at Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 7. The show is being held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Friday, October 22. It will be available live via Fite TV.

"A match up that carries a legacy... Both a wrestler & a fighter, but connected not through just opponents or training partners but through a master - Roberto Leitao Sr. This battle will be fueled in the honor of the legacy & memory of Mestre Leitao The Warmaster vs Tiger Ruas," Barnett tweeted.

Ruas (real name Adrian Jaoude) was released by WWE this June. In addition to being in NXT, Ruas also appeared on Raw Underground during his time with WWE.

Ruas wrestled on an episode of AEW Dark last month, teaming with Cezar Bononi to defeat Jake St. Patrick & Ryzin.

Barnett last wrestled when he defeated Jon Moxley by TKO at Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 6 this April.

Here's the updated card for Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 7:

  • Josh Barnett vs. Arturo Ruas
  • Tom Lawlor vs. Alex Coughlin
  • Calvin Tankman vs. JR Kratos
  • Davey Richards vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Yoya vs. Starboy Charlie
  • Erik Hammer vs. Bad Dude Tito
  • Marina Shafir vs. Masha Slamovich

Minoru Suzuki is also among the wrestlers who will be in action at Bloodsport.

Lenny Leonard and Rocky Romero will be the commentary team for Bloodsport.