Las Vegas – Featherweight action star Adam “Blu Nose” Lopez And Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez Phonebox ready for battle. Lopez is the prelude to a vacant WBO light heavyweight world title match between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Brasov at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 13th in 10 rounds against Sanchez. Protect your NABF belt.
In a six-round heavyweight special attraction, 21-year-old knockout artist Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson will face Kingsley Ibeh, who played 2-0-1 in the MGM Grand Las Vegas bubble last year.
Lopez-Sanchez and Anderson-Ibeh Livestream on ESPN + to 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT prior to ESPN TV broadcasts (10 pm ET / 7 pm PT) featuring Smith-Vlasov and Richard Commey-Jackson Marinez ..
Born in Glendale, California, Lopez (14-2, 6 KO) has earned a reputation as “Glendale Gatti” in a series of action-packed battles. After losing to Oscar Valdes in TKO in November 2019, Lopez returned in June last year to vote for Louis Korea in one of the best fights of the year. Sanchez (15-2, 8 KO) unanimously made a competitive decision in June 2019, challenging Valdes for the WBO featherweight world title. Since then he has split the two games, but most recently in June last year he made a 10-round decision to Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz.
“On February 13, we returned to the big screen,” Lopez said. “Mark your calendar, stop working, do what you have to do. Don’t miss this. This year is the year Blu Nose gets the straps. Everyone in attendance, please look forward to it. “
Sanchez said: Having just returned from the loss, I feel more determined and hungry than ever before. You won’t lose anymore. That is my greatest motivation. “
Anderson (7-0, 7 KO) from Toledo, Ohio was 5-0 in 2020, including four bubble knockouts. He recently knocked out Luis Eduardo Pena in one round. This is the fifth round stop of his young career. Former college football player Ibe (5-1-1, 4 KO), who is fighting in Phoenix, quickly became ESPN’s favorite for his aggressive style. In his last two games, the 6’4, £ 275 Ibe drew the undefeated phenom Guido Vianello, defeating the previously undefeated Patrick Myrata by majority vote.
Former junior middleweight candidate Carlos Adames (18-1, 14 KO) from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will make his long-awaited ring return in an eight-round middleweight battle with a named opponent. .. Adames last fought in November 2019 and lost a unanimous decision to Patrick Teisheira for the interim WBO junior middleweight world title.
Lightweight prospect Eric Puente (4-0) from San Diego will fight undefeated Sergio Vega (2-0-1, 2 KO) in four rounds. Trained by Robert Garcia, Puente won two decisions last year after more than a year away from the ring.
A pair of highly talented former US amateur stars will make their professional debut in separate four-round matches. Troy Isley from Alexandria, Virginia will fight middleweight Bryant Costello (1-1, 1 KO), and Las Vegas-born bantamweight Floyd “Cash Flow” Diaz will fight Fernando Mathias (1-1). .. Diaz made the headline as 6 years old in 2010 when his flashy mitt work routine was shown on HBO’s “24/7 Mayweather-Mosley” episode.
18-year-old genius Jahi Tucker (2-0, 1 KO), who turned professional last September, will face Eric Rodriguez (1-1, 1 KO) in a four-round welterweight.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer and Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Passionate about martial arts, he is also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He is also a former MMA fighter and kickboxer.
– MMA Sports
Adam “Bluenose” Lopez defends his NABF belt against Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez on February 13th
https://www.fightbookmma.com/adam-blunose-lopez-will-defend-his-nabf-belt-against-jason-el-alacrancito-sanchez-on-feb-13/ Adam “Bluenose” Lopez defends his NABF belt against Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez on February 13th