BKFC 41 Results: Eddie Alvarez defeats Chad Mendes (Highlights)

By Chris Taylor - April 29, 2023

BJPENN.com has you covered for all of tonight’s BKFC 41 results, including the co-main event between Eddie Alvarez and Chad Mendes.

Eddie Alvarez, Chad Mendes, BKFC 41

Alvarez (30-8 and two No Contests MMA, 0-0 BKFC) will be returning to action for the first time since April of 2021, where he suffered a loss to Ok Rae Yoon at ONE on TNT 4. The Philadelphia native later asked for and was granted his release from ONE Championship. Eddie’s last win came back in 2019, when he defeated Eduard Folayang by first-round submission.

Meanwhile, Chad Mendes (1-0 BKFC, 18-5 MMA) hasn’t fought since February 2022, where he scored a fourth-round TKO win over Joshuah Alvarez at KnuckleMania 2 (see that here). Prior to that, ‘Money’ was coming off a TKO loss to Alexander Volkanovski under the UFC banner.

Round one of the BKFC 41 co-main event resulted in a tentative start from both Eddie Alvarez and Chad Mendes. The former UFC lightweight champion landed a couple of decent counters but there wasn’t a ton of action overall.

Rounds two and three saw both men earn knockdowns. Chad sent Eddie to the canvas in round two, while Alvarez scored a knockdown in round three.

Round four appeared to go in favor of Chad Mendes. Despite being slightly smaller in stature, ‘Money’ seems to have the power advantage over Eddie in this one.

Round five saw both men earn their second knockdowns of the fight. Alvarez’s knockdown came right before the final horn. What a fight!

Official BKFC 41 Result: Eddie Alvarez def. Chad Mendes via split decision (47-46, 46-47, 47-46)

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