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VIDEO | Bec Rawlings trains with Conor McGregor ahead of Bellator debut

Tom Taylor - September 27, 2019

Bec Rawlings is scheduled to make her Bellator debut opposite Ilara Joanne at Bellator 231 on October 25. In preparation for this Bellator debut, Rawlings has been working hard at SBG Ireland, where she’s even gotten some rounds in with former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor. Rawlings shared a clip of her work with McGregor on her official Instagram page.

Bec Rawlings, BKFC 4, Conor McGregor

Bec Rawlings to make interesting donation to Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame

Tom Taylor - July 4, 2019

Former UFC strawweight and flyweight contender Bec Rawlings was one of the first fighters to make the jump to the surging sport of bare knuckle boxing. During her time as a bare knuckle fighter, which occurred under the BKFC banner, she picked up 3 impressive wins, and was hailed as the Queen of Bare Knuckle. While Rawlings has since returned to MMA roots, having recently signed with Bellator, she will soon be honored for her contributions to the sport of bare knuckle with an induction into the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Hall of Fame.


BKFC 4 results: Leonard Garcia KOs Julian Lane, Bec Rawlings and Chris Lytle pick up wins

Tom Taylor - February 3, 2019

Last night, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC) — not to be confused with WBKFF — touched down in Cancun, Mexico with BKFC 4. The card was billed as a USA vs. Mexico event, as each matchup pitted an American fighter against a Mexican fighter or fighter of Mexican heritage. In the main event, all-action UFC veteran Leonard Garcia made a return to the ring against infamous Ultimate Fighter veteran Julian Lane. Leonard Garcia won this BKFC 4 main event showdown by second round knockout.

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BKFC 2 results: Bec Rawlings, Chris Lytle, Kendall Grove win big

Tom Taylor - August 26, 2018

Last night, Bareknuckle Fighting Championship returned with its second card, live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Though excitement surrounding this BKFC 2 card was somewhat muffled by the buzz produced by UFC Lincoln and *shudders* Logan Paul vs. KSI, there were plenty of reasons to watch. The card, which was topped by a title fight between champion Bec Rawlings and challenger Britain Hart, also featured appearances from MMA notables Chris Lytle, Joey Beltran, “Felony” Charles Bennett, Kendall Grove and Tony Lopez — not all of whom were lucky enough to leave Wyoming with victories.

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Bec Rawlings

Bec Rawlings explains how bareknuckle boxing felt different from MMA

Tom Taylor - June 3, 2018

On Saturday night, sanctioned bareknuckle boxing returned to America for the first time since 1889. The sport’s triumphant return came courtesy of upstart promotion Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The promotion’s first card, which went down in Cheyenne, Wyoming, featured a number of combat sports notables, including former UFC strawweight and flyweight Bec Rawlings, who met boxer Alma Garcia in the ring. Rawlings was truly dominant in her bareknuckle debut, taking out Garcia via doctor stoppage. Shortly after her big win, she broke down the fight in a chat with MMA Fighting.

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Bec Rawlings

Bec Rawlings parts ways with UFC, drops gloves for bareknuckle boxing match

Tom Taylor - May 9, 2018

After a lengthy stint in the UFC’s Octagon, Australian strawweight-turned-flyweight Bec Rawlings has parted ways with the promotion. That, of course, does not mean her combat sports career is over. While Rawlings will continue to make her living in the perilous world of prizefighting, she will be making a foray into a different realm of combat. The Australian talent is now poised to try her hand at bareknuckle boxing, and will debut under the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) banner on June 2.

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UFC 223 Results: Ashlee Evans-Smith defeats Bec Rawlings

Chris Taylor - April 7, 2018

UFC 223 Results: Ashlee Evans-Smith defeats Bec Rawlings A women’s flyweight tilt between Ashlee Evans-Smith and Bec Rawlings took place on tonight’s UFC 223 preliminary card from Brooklyn, New York.

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Paige VanZant

Bec Rawlings: "The Ref did me Dirty" in VanZant Fight

Tom Taylor - September 6, 2016

In late August, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On that event’s main card, fan favorite strawweight Paige VanZant returned to the cage after a stint on Dancing with the Stars to remove the batteries from Bec Rawlings with a second-round head-kick. Needless to say, it was a great night to be VanZant. It was not such a great night to be Rawlings, who made the long flight home to Australia with an ugly new loss on her record – and probably a concussion.