Two up-and-comers are hungry to steal the show on the biggest card in CES MMA history, when Devin Carrier and Connor Barry clash at CES 37, under the bright lights at Twin River Casino on August 12.
An apprentice of MMA icon Joe Lauzon, Carrier has two words for his return to the CES MMA cage this summer: “Don’t blink!”
“It’s two guys who like to stand in the center and just throw bombs,” he added. “I have a technical edge on him. I’m going to be a lot smarter, and that’s how I’m going to get the win.”
Carrier is coming off a first-round TKO win at CES 35, and he plans on stealing the show again at CES MMA 37.
His opponent agrees this bout has Fight-of-the-Night potential. But Barry, who’s coming off a victory in his pro debut, sees the action playing out a little differently.
“Devin is a warrior. I’m a warrior. We’re both 21-year-old kids. And we’re both ready to throw down,” said Barry with a chuckle. “If this fight goes three rounds, it’ll be an absolute war. But I can end it standing up or on the ground, and I can’t wait to put another stoppage on my record and move up that CES MMA ladder.”Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Adam Milstead & Dinis "Sweetbread" Paiva