Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will hold BKFC 23 on Friday, April 8 from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
In the main event, former Bellator MMA veterans turned BKFC superstars Mike Richman and David Rickels looked to continue their winning ways in the fastest growing combat sport of bare knuckle.
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In the main event of the evening, Mike ‘The Marine’ Richman, (4-0-1) of Rosemount, MN stopped hometown favorite Dave ‘The Caveman’ Rickels, (2-1) in the second round. Dropping Rickels twice with huge uppercuts in a bloody first round, Richman earned the victory with a final knockdown in the second stanza at 0:31.
With the victory Richman earned the mandatory position to face BKFC Middleweight World Champion Thiago Alves. Said Richman, “I’m already the Champ and I’ll take him out too.”
Co-featured in a BKFC Light Heavyweight World Title Eliminator to face Champion Lorenzo Hunt, Isaac Doolittle defeated Jared Warren taking the spirited, hard-fought win by majority decision with scores of 47-47, 48-46, twice.
Fighting in the flyweight division, hometown favorite Marciano Hernandez dropped Jerald Gregori twice in the first round to earn the stoppage at :48 of round 1.
Competing in the welterweight division, Jake Lindsey proved to be more tactical and earned the TKO victory when Derrick Findley’s corner called a halt to his valiant effort at the end of round. 4.
In the women’s flyweight division, Jessica Link won a unanimous decision over Crystal Pittman by scores of 50-45, twice and 48-47.
Fighting in an epic, bloody battle, featherweight Stevo Morris stopped LJ Hermreck at 1:14 of the fourth round. Although dropped four times, Hermreck kept the pressure on Morris throughout the fight which saw both fighters overcoming numerous cuts.
In the flyweight division, Tyler Randall knocked out Josh Richey at 1:57 of round 3. Randall was dropped twice in round 3.
Competing in the lightweight division, Tony Soto stopped Shawn Moffett at 1:20 of round 2. Moffet was dropped once in the first round and twice in the second.
Fighting in the flyweight division, Chancey Wilson scored a first-round knockout of Justyn Martinez, (1:36).
In the welterweight division, Kenny Licea stopped veteran Noah Cutter in the second stanza, (0:30).
Opening the prelims, Trai Santos and Nick Villar battled to a majority draw. Scores in the featherweight contest were 48-46 and 47-47, twice. Villar was down once in the opening stanza.
BKFC 23 results:
175 lbs – Mike Richman defeated Dave Rickels via KO – Round 2, 0:31- BKFC Middleweight World Title Eliminator
185 lbs – Isaac Doolittle defeated Jared Warren via majority decision (47-47, 48-46, 48-46) BKFC Light Heavyweight World Title Eliminator
165 lbs – Jake Lindsey defeated Derrick Findley via TKO – Round 4, 2:00
125 lbs – Marciano Hernandez defeated Jerald Gregori via TKO – Round 1, 0:48
125 lbs – Jessica Link defeated Crystal Pittman via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)
145 lbs – Stevo Morris defeated LJ Hermreck via KO – Round 4, 1:14
125 lbs – Tyler Randall defeated Joshua Richey via KO – Round 3, 1:57
155 lbs – Tony Soto defeated Shawn Moffett via KO – Round 2, 1:20
125 lbs – Chancey Wilson defeated Justin Martinez via TKO – Round 1, 1:36
165 lbs – Kenny Licea defeated Noah Cutter via KO – Round 2, 0:30
145 lbs – Trai Santos vs. Nick Villar ruled a majority draw (48-46, 47-47, 47-47)
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