Tonight, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships hosted Bare Knuckle FC 2 from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event streams on pay-per-view via Fite.tv.
In the main event, Bec Rawlings and Britain Hart will competed for the Bare Knuckle FC Police Gazette Diamond belt.
Earlier today the state’s athletic commission cancelled the scheduled Christine Ferea vs. Maria Andraverde fight due to Andraverde competing in and losing a bout less than 30 days ago by way of technical knockout.
At the start of the pay-per-view Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship President David Feldman announced that the organization will likely hold eight events in eight different states in 2019.
In the opening bout on pay-per-view Reggie Barnett and Clayton Burns went toe-to-toe for five full round with Barnatt coming out on top by way of unanimous decision.
Heavyweight Jamie Campbell and Dale Sopi put on an absolute war. Break out your rock ’em sock ’em robots set if you want to reenact this one. Sopi’s mouthpiece came out not once, not twice, but three times throughout the five round brawl. It also appeared that he may have broken a hand or a knuckle as Sopi turned to using slaps towards the end of the fight.
‘Krazy Horse’ Charles Bennett, the Pride FC Veteran, gave all he could against Michael McDonald but an early hand injury dropped Bennett to his knees. Referee Bill Clancy called for a ringside physician but Bennett was quick to say he wanted to continue. In between rounds Clancy told Bennett’s corner that he would not allow Bennett to fight with an injured hand so they needed to tell him if their fighter was fit to continue. The fight went on but moments later Bennett again dropped and Clancy called the fight off.
Joey Beltran, who had an incredible war with Tony Lopez at BKFC 1 in June, faced Arnold Adams tonight in Biloxi. Beltran was cut early and had to have cutman Stitch Duran go to work. The fight continued but Adams hands proved too much as a ringside physician stopped the fight at nine seconds into the fourth round and Beltran loses by TKO.
What a strange fight the semi-final heavyweight tournament bout between Sam Shewmaker and Maurice Jackson was. Multiple clinch attempts, a point deduction, tempers flared, shots thrown after the bell…. this one had it all. Shewmaker wins a split decision victory and advances to the finals.
Former UFC fighter Chris Lytle made extremely quick work of Drew Lipton, cutting him open and knocking him down three times in the very first round.
Pro boxer Britain Hart kept her composure as she tried to find a way to defeat the ‘Queen of Bare Knuckle’ in Bec Rawlings. The main event fight would go all five rounds with blood flowing from the nose of Hart who just could not get the better of the former UFC fighter. Hart never gave up, never flawed, but just was not able to solve the riddle tonight in Mississippi. The contest goes to the scorecards but it is Rawlings who gets the nod by split decision who retains the Police Gazette Diamond Championship.
Check out Bare Knuckle FC 2 results below:
Main card (PPV at 8 p.m. ET)
Bec Rawlings defeated Britain Hart via split decision (47-48, 50-45, 49-45)
Chris Lytle defeated Drew Lipton via KO – Round 1, 1:18
Sam Shewmaker defeated Maurice Jackson via split decision (46-48, 48-45, 49-45)
Arnold Adams defeated Joey Beltran via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 4, 0:09
Kendall Grove defeated Bruce Abramski via unanimous decision
Michael McDonald defeated Charles Bennett via TKO – Round 4, 1:49
Jamie Campbell defeated Dale Sopi via unanimous decision
Reggie Barnett defeated Clayton Burns via unanimous decision
Diego Garijo defeated Tom Shoaff via KO
Harris Stephenson defeated Jorge Gonzalez via knockout – Round 1, 0:26
Christine Ferea vs. Maria Andraverde – Bout cancelled by Athletic Commission
Jimmy Jenett defeated Tony Lopez via unanimous decision