BKFC KnuckleMania II: What fights are booked for the event?

Following the success of KnuckleMania last February, the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has decided to return to Florida for KnuckleMania II. The February 19 card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood will feature several big names, including former UFC stars.

MMA journalist confirmed by BKFC Chris taylorThe previous report that the main event will be Mike Perry against Julian Lane. Former UFC contender Chad Mendes will also make his BKFC debut.

“KnuckleMania is going to be tremendous, on February 19 in Hollywood, [Fla.]again, “BKFC President Dave Feldman told MMA Fighting. “The last time we were there, I don’t know if anyone knows, there weren’t more people, but we sold more tickets than any other combat sport in history at the Hard Rock Hollywood Casino. We sold more tickets than anyone else ever sold. there, and we are in very good company there with the major boxing and MMA organizations.

“So that was good news for us, and we will be back on February 19 for KnuckleMania II with Mike Perry against Julian Lane.”

Perry and Lane fought through the crowd at a BKFC event in Tampa, Florida on December 9, leading to the KnuckleMania fight.

Perry made his MMA debut in 2014 and joined the UFC in 2016. He finished 2-4 in his last six fights with the promotion. In November, he fought Michael Seals in a boxing match against MMA through Triller. Perry has also been involved in various fights outside of fighting.

Lane began his career with fists in 2018. He is 2-4 with BKFC; his last fight was a loss to David Rickels last June. He is best known for his catchphrase “Let me bang, bro” during “The Ultimate Fighter”.

Mendes, 36, retired from the UFC in 2018 after losing by TKO to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 232. It is unknown who he will fight at KnuckleMania.

Feldman also announced that Luis Palomino will defend his BKFC lightweight title against Martin Brown. The former Bellator, World Series of Fighting and ONE Championship fighter is 5-0 since joining BKFC in 2020. He won the lightweight title that year and has defended it three times. His last fight was a victory over Dat Nguyen in November.

Brown will make his BKFC debut after competing for Atlas Fights, Bellator and Titan FC. His last MMA fight was in 2016 and he was on an eight straight win streak.

Feldman also announced that Britain Beltran, formerly known as Britain Hart, will compete for the women’s flyweight title. It is unknown who his opponent will be. Originally, the title was supposed to be won in a tournament.

“Let’s see what he has in this fight,” Feldman said. “Let’s see what Brit has come out of. It’s going to be a great test for her, and if she passes this test, I think she’s a bare-knuckle fighting superstar. Not a star, but a superstar. She’s got a great one. try here “.

Beltran made her BKFC debut in 2020. She notably outpointed Paige VanZant in February 2021 by unanimous decision. After that fight, she beat Jenny “Savage” Clausius in July and Pearl Gonzalez in November.