Mixed martial artists, Bryan Linares and Keegan Blanco will take on Sin City when they go head-to-head Friday, October 28, at Sam’s Town Live, in Las Vegas. Linares comes in with an amateur record of 2-0-0. The 21-year-old weighs in at 124 lbs. and is ranked 50th out of 289 active West U.S. amateur bantamweights.
Some might think Linares may have his hands full Friday, coming up against Blanco with his 3-1-0 MMA record. The 23-year-old fighter is ranked 98th out of 289 active U.S. bantamweights and was 120 lbs. at his last weigh-in. Blanco’s last fight was September 9 against Joe Guerrero. Since it has been awhile, reviewers think he might be ready to go toe-to-toe with his opponent.
Linares might have fought on July 29, in Real MMA XI, but he has not lost a match. His most recent match was against Regis Spicer. Linares made his grand entrance into the sport, at Real Mixed Martial Arts VII in 2015, with a unanimous win over B.J. Tanudra.
Since both Linares and Blanco are still building their MMA resumes, according to some spectators, they come in as underdogs.
Who will walk away the winner this Friday? One comes in with one loss but more fights under his belt, the other with two fights overall and no losses. Linares’ previous victory against Regis Spicer appears to have put him on the map. The question to ask: Will it be enough to walk away with the winner? Neither should be underestimated, but only time will tell as Muay Thai fighters, Linares and Blanco take on Sin City.
By Jomo Merritt
Edited by Cathy Milne
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