BKFC 18: ‘Beltran vs. Shewmaker’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - June 26, 2021

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships returns to action this evening for BKFC 18, a ten-bout fight card headlined by Joey Beltran vs. Sam Shewmaker.


The stacked lineup, which takes place from Seminole Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, features four title fights.

In the main event of the evening, current BKFC heavyweight champion Joey Beltran will look to earn his second career title defense when he squares off with Sam Shewmaker.

The co-main event of BKFC 18 will crown a cruiserweight champion as former Bellator champion Hector Lombard squares off with fellow veteran Joe Riggs.

Hector Lombard

Also featured on tonight’s main card is a lightweight title fight between reigning champion Luis Palomino who is set to take on British standout Tyler Goodjohn.

If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, tonight’s BKFC 18 event will also crown a middleweight champion when former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves squares off with Ulysses Diaz.

Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

BKFC 18 Main Card (FITE TV, 10pm EST)

Joey Beltran vs. Sam Shewmaker – Beltran def. Shewmaker by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47)

Hector Lombard vs. Joe Riggs –  Lombard def. Joe Riggs via TKO in Round 4, claims BKFC cruiserweight championship

Thiago Alves vs. Ulysses Diaz – Alves def. Diaz via TKO in Round 3, claims BKFC middleweight championship.

Luis Palomino vs. Tyler Goodjohn – Palomino def. Goodjohn (50-45 x3), retains BKFC lightweight championship.

Pearl Gonzalez vs. Charisa Sigala – Gonzalez def. Sigala by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)

BKFC 18 Prelims (FITE TV, 8pm EST)

Jake Bostwick vs. Julian Lane – Lane def. Bostwick by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43, 48-45)

Travis Thompson vs. Jarod Grant – Grant def. Thompson via TKO (cut) in Round 4

Bruce Lutchmedial vs. Eddie Hoch – Hoch def. Lutchmedial by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)

Steve Herelius vs. Juan Torres – Herelius def. Torres by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)

Francesco Ricchi vs. Brian Maxwell – Ricchi def. Maxwell via TKO in Round 2

Who are you picking to win tonight’s BKFC 18 title fights? Share your predictions in the comment section PENN Nation!

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