Ben Rothwell, BKFC 41

BKFC 41 Results: Ben Rothwell stops Josh Copeland (Video)

Chris Taylor - April 29, 2023

Tonight’s BKFC 41 main card features a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown between Ben Rothwell and Josh Watson. Rothwell (39-14 MMA, 2-0 BKFC) made his Bare Knuckle Boxing debut in October of 2022, where he scored a first-round KO victory over Bobo O’Bannon (see that here). ‘Big Ben’ has gone 3-2 over his past five combat sports appearances.

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Luke Rockhold

BKFC 41: 'Perry vs. Rockhold' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - April 28, 2023

Bare Knuckle Boxing takes center stage tonight at 1stBank Center in Bloomfield, Colorado, as Mike Perry takes on Luke Rockhold in the BKFC 41 main event. Perry (14-8 MMA, 2-0 BKFC) will be returning to action for the first time since defeating Michael Page last August at BKFC London. ‘Platinum’ has gone a perfect 2-0 to start his Bare Knuckle Boxing career and believes the former UFC middleweight champion will be his next victim in the sport.

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Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell has a message for bare knuckle boxing critics ahead of BKFC 41: “They don’t realize how dangerous MMA is”

Susan Cox - April 28, 2023

Ben Rothwell has a message for the bare knuckle boxing critics ahead of his upcoming fight at BKFC 41. Rothwell, left the UFC after 13 years with the promotion and signed on with BKFC in April of 2022.

Luke Rockhold, Jan Blachowicz
Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold reacts to Mike Perry’s platinum world champion belt ahead of BKFC 41 showdown

Susan Cox - April 28, 2023

Luke Rockhold is reacting to Mike Perry’s custom platinum world champion belt ahead of BKFC 41. BKFC 41 takes place tomorrow night, Saturday April 29th at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

Mike Perry, Daniel Rodriguez
Luke Rockhold

Mike Perry warns Luke Rockhold that bare knuckle fighting is a different game ahead of BKFC 41: “I'm gonna headbutt you in your f**king hands”

Harry Kettle - April 27, 2023

Mike Perry has issued a warning to Luke Rockhold ahead of their bare-knuckle boxing match at BKFC 41 this weekend. On Saturday night in Colorado, Mike Perry will continue his BKFC journey against the debuting Luke Rockhold. While the former UFC middleweight champion is retired from mixed martial arts, he’s entering a new chapter of his combat sports career.

Mike Perry, Nick Diaz
Luke Rockhold

Mike Perry claims Luke Rockhold's mom is rooting for him at BKFC 41: "Luke's mom wants me to win"

Cole Shelton - April 26, 2023

Mike Perry says Luke Rockhold’s mom will be rooting for him on Saturday night. Perry is set to headline BKFC 41 at 185lbs against Rockhold in a very intriguing matchup. It will serve as Rockhold’s BKFC debut, but he has been vocal about how confident he is ahead of the scrap. Although Rockhold is confident, Perry claims that the former UFC middleweight champ’s mom is rooting for ‘Platinum’ to win on Saturday.

Luke Rockhold
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Luke Rockhold believes Mike Perry "bit off more than he can chew" at BKFC 41, plans to only sign one-fight deals for the rest of his career

Cole Shelton - April 25, 2023

Luke Rockhold expects to surprise many people on Saturday night when he headlines BKFC 41. Rockhold announced his retirement from fighting following his decision loss to Paulo Costa at UFC 278. However, after some time off, he requested his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship so that he could sign a lucrative one-fight deal with BKFC.

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Cody Brundage

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 120 with Luke Rockhold, Julian Erosa, Cody Brundage, Journey Newson, and Natan Levy

Cole Shelton - April 25, 2023

The 120th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of BKFC 41 and UFC Vegas 72. We’re first joined by former UFC middleweight champion and current BKFC fighter Luke Rockhold (2:13). Next, UFC featherweight Julian Erosa (15:28) comes on. UFC middleweight Cody Brundage (33:07) comes on. UFC bantamweight Journey Newson (49:22) then joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC lightweight Natan Levy (59:51).

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Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez calls out Nate Diaz for BKFC fight to settle 2015 incident: “We’re not in the third grade here dude”

Harry Kettle - April 5, 2023

Former UFC star Eddie Alvarez has called out Nate Diaz for a fight in BKFC to settle an incident that happened eight years ago. Ever since leaving the UFC, Nate Diaz has been one of the hottest free agents out there alongside Francis Ngannou. Everyone, and we mean everyone, wants to get in there and mix it up with the king of Stockton.

Mike Perry, Luke Rockhold
Luke Rockhold

VIDEO | Mike Perry picks nose, wipes it on Luke Rockhold's sweater in first faceoff ahead of BKFC 41

Cole Shelton - April 4, 2023

Mike Perry and Luke Rockhold had an interesting faceoff following a press conference to promote BKFC 41. Perry and Rockhold are set to headline the event on April 29 in a fight that caught many by surprise. On Tuesday, the two came face-to-face for the first time at the press conference and Perry decided to pick his nose and wipe it on Rockhold’s sweater when the former UFC champ wasn’t looking.

Luke Rockhold
Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold explains why he ended his retirement to fight Mike Perry in BKFC: "Fighting makes life worth living"

Josh Evanoff - March 31, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has explained his return to fighting. The former titleholder has been out of action since his bout with Paulo Costa last August. The fight against ‘The Eraser’ marked Rockhold’s first fight in over three years, and it was a spectacle. In the contest, the two middleweights traded massive shots for three rounds.

Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold gets into brief wrestling match with former NBA champion Tim Duncan (VIDEO)

Josh Evanoff - March 27, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold got more than he bargained for with Tim Duncan. The former titleholder has been out of action since his decision defeat to Paulo Costa last August. Following the defeat to ‘The Eraser’, Rockhold announced his retirement. However, the retirement was short-lived, as he was released from the UFC in January.

Luke Rockhold, Jan Blachowicz

Luke Rockhold thrilled with BKFC signing after leaving the UFC: "I'm done being a f*cking slave"

Josh Evanoff - March 1, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold couldn’t be happier with BKFC. The former champion has been out of action since his clash with Paulo Costa last August. In the co-main event of UFC 278, the two middleweight contenders put on a show. Ultimately, it was ‘The Eraser’ who picked up the win by unanimous decision.

Mike Perry, Luke Rockhold
Chad Mendes

BKFC announces stacked fight card for April 29, including Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold

Cole Shelton - March 1, 2023

Mike Perry will square off with former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41 on April 29. BKFC president David Feldman went on The MMA Hour and announced that his promotion has signed former UFC champion Luke Rockhold to fight Mike Perry at 185lbs in the main event. The co-main event sees Chad Mendes take on former UFC lightweight champ, Eddie Alvarez at 165lbs. The fight card is set to go down on April 29 in Denver, Colorado.

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Arnold Adams

BKFC 36 Results: Alan Belcher KO's Arnold Adams (Video)

Chris Taylor - February 24, 2023

Tonight’s BKFC 36 event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring Alan Belcher challenging Arnold Adams. Belcher has gone a perfect 3-0 since entering the Bare-Knuckle Boxing scene. ‘The Talent’ scored a sensational first-round knockout victory over Frank Tate in his most recent effort last June (see that here).

Josh Watson
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Josh Watson doubts Greg Hardy will fight in BKFC again, expects to face Ben Rothwell after KO win

Cole Shelton - February 24, 2023

Josh Watson figured Greg Hardy would overlook him at KnuckleMania 3. Hardy was making his BKFC debut against Watson who was 1-1 in the sans gloves promotion. When Watson was offered Hardy he was surprised, but was excited about the matchup. Yet, he knew he was likely picked because BKFC thought he would lose to Hardy.

Diego Sanchez
Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez set to file an appeal to overturn loss against Austin Trout at KnuckleMania 3: "We will be filling a formal complaint"

Cole Shelton - February 22, 2023

Diego Sanchez will be appealing his KnuckleMania 3 loss to Austin Trout. Sanchez was set to make his BKFC debut against the former boxing world champ in Trout. It was a big fight and heading into the scrap, both men were confident that they would emerge victorious. However, in the end, it was Trout winning by stoppage due to a cut above Sanchez’s eye.


Alan Belcher expects to KO Arnold Adams "early" to win BKFC heavyweight title, believes Ben Rothwell could be his first title defense

Cole Shelton - February 22, 2023

Alan Belcher is confident he will become the BKFC heavyweight champion on Friday in Louisiana at BKFC 36. Belcher is set to take on Arnold Adams for the heavyweight title in an intriguing matchup. Since signing with BKFC, Belcher is 3-0 and coming off a first-round knockout win over Frank Tate. After the win, he thought a title shot would be next, but was okay if he had to fight again.