Bare Knuckle FC is here to bring you bare-knuckle boxing from Tampa, Florida. The main event sees former UFC fighter Artem Lobov meeting former multiple division boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi in what has turned into quite the grudge match.
The co-main event sees ex-UFC middleweight slugger Chris Leben face Dakota Cochrane.
All bouts are scheduled for five, two-minute rounds. There’s a good chance most of them end in knockouts. So enjoy yourself and enjoy the fights.
You can watch the entire PPV tonight at a cost of $39.99 starting at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. Here’s the link to order it on FITE.tv. The one-hour prelims are streamed for free on Fite TV at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. There is also a one-hour pre-show featuring fights that will stream for free on BKFC’s Facebook page and Fite TV. As long as you’ve ordered the PPV, you can watch the stream in the videos below.
Also, here is an explanation of the “glove” they’re being forced to wear because of the Florida State Commission:
Okay, here's the deal with the Florida commission and the state requirement for gloves of some sort:— jim genia (@jim_genia) June 22, 2019
Fighters will be wearing wraps over a thinner, smaller kind of glove that leaves the knuckles exposed.#BKFC6
BKFC 6 fight card
Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov
Round 1 - Measured start. Malignaggi with a jab to the body. Lobov swings and misses. Paulie clinches. Lobov clinches and rabbit punches. Lobov misses again. Paulie with a right. Counter left from Malignaggi. Lobov charges in but doesn’t really land. Malignaggi with a left. Counter left from Malignaggi off a Lobov miss. Paulie with a left and a body shot. 10-9 Malignaggi.
Round 2 - They trade rights. They both land to the body. Hard jab from Paulie. Body shot from Malignaggi. A very hard body shot from Paulie. He slaps Lobov with a backhand punch. Malignaggi with a right that scores. Lobov lands a glancing left. Lobov with a left. 10-9 Malignaggi.
Round 3 - Lobov misses with three punches. Malignaggi lands to the body. Jabs. Three in a row. Lobov misses so bad that he almost falls down. Malignaggi did push him as he was going by. Malignaggi is slapping the lead hand. Lobov scores to the body. Malignaggi with jabs to head and body. Lobov finally lands a solid left. 10-9 Malignaggi.
Round 4 - Malignaggi feinting. Lobov lands to the body. He lands a right hook. Lobov is finally bringing pressure and landing. He backs Malignaggi into the ropes. Right scores for Paulie. Body jab from Lobov. Big right from Lobov. Malignaggi starting to lose his cool. He keeps wiping at the blood on his face. Lobov with a winging right. Malignaggi with a jab. 10-9 Lobov.
Round 5 - Malignaggi back to evading Lobov’s strikes. He lnds a left. Lobov lands to the body and Malignaggi staggers back. Lobov scores with a left. Malignaggi backing off. Lobov with a glancing right. Jab from Paulie. Lobov lands to the body. Lobov misses three times. They shake hands. 10-9 Lobov, but 48-47 Malignaggi.
Artem Lobov defeated Paulie Malignaggi via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Chris Leben vs. Dakota Cochrane
Round 1 - Cochrane throws a left and Leben clinches. They separate. Now Leben throw and Cochrane clinches. Separate. Step-in right from Cochrane. Leben gets in close and lands two uppercuts. He works the body. Cochrane with a huge right hook. Leben takes it. More clinching. Cochrane pushes off and lands a right. Leben with some body work. 10-9 Cochrane.
Round 2 - Leben keeps charging in with no technique and clinching. It’s odd. Cochrane with an uppercut but he eats a huge left. Leben is cut above the eyebrow. Cochrane with a right uppercut and straight left. Leben with a jab. Nothing doing in the clinch. Two more rights from Cochrane. 10-9 Cochrane.
Round 3 - Leben with a lead left. Cochrane with a two-punch combo. Anther. Leben fires back and lands two huge shots. Cochrane is cut now. Badly. Cochrane lands to the body inside. Leben with a short shot too. Hard left from The Crippler. Cochrane pushes forward with no results. Leben does the same. Cochrane with a lead left hook. Another. 10-9 Cochrane.
Round 4 - Cochrane lands a lead right. Slower pace here now. Leben with a three-punch combo. Cochrane with an uppercut, Leben fires back. Leben with a counter left. Cochrane to the body. Huge left from Leben. 10-9 Leben.
Round 5 - Cochrane goes to the body. Leben with a left hook. Cochrane returns fire with a right. Cochrane jumps in with a left but misses. Cochrane goes to the body again. Leben presses with a combo and an uppercut. Cochrane with a left hook. Body work from Leben. 10-9 and 49-46 Cochrane.
Dakota Cochrane defeated Chris Leben via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Reggie Barnett Jr. vs. Johnny Bedford
Round 1 - Bedford comes out firing and he’s inviting him to fight. Bedford goes to the body. A huge right sends Barnett tumbling to the canvas. He’s up. Bedford flurries and drops him again wit ha left. Two straight rights. Barnett tries to fight back. Bedford pushes him against the ropes and they’re reset. Barnett turns the corner and they trade. The ref separates then when they clinch. Bedford with two lefts, a counter right by Barnett. Bedford playing a bit. 10-7 Bedford.
Round 2 - They beat each other up inside immediately. Bedford ducks his head and throws. Barnett with a short left. Barnett trying to play an outside game, and Bedford points at the center again. Barnett with a hard right. They clinch. The ref warns Bedford for holding. Barnett with a hard combination that forces Bedford to hold again. 10-9 Barnett.
Round 3 - Bedford pressing early and he lands two hard rights. Barnett says he got hit low. Those punches looked like they were in the grill to me, but I must have missed something. The cornuts cam shows that, yup, I missed a punch to the cup. Barnett is back at it in about a minute. Bedford mocks him. Huge right lands for Bedford, and he mocks hi again. Bedford with a counter right that knocks Barnett down! That was awesome. Barnett with a left at the horn. 10-8 Bedford.
Round 4 - Bedford pressing. He’s just holding up his left hand, and when Barnett comes in, he lands with it. It’s impressive. Uppercut and a right from Barnett. Barnett trying to jab. Right hook from Barnett. Bedford with two lefts. Bedford steps in with a hard combo. Barnett with a counter shot inside. Bedford lands again. 10-9 Bedford.
Round 5 - Barnett with a right inside. Counter left from Barnett. Bedford with a right, but Barnett lands two of them. Uppercuts from Bedford in the clinch. Both men cut. They both miss with big shots. They’re leaning way too much. Tepid finish. They both threw big punches but didn’t come close to landing. 10-9 Barnett. 48-44 Bedford on my card.
Johnny Bedford defeated Reggie Barnett Jr. via unanimous decision (47-45, 47-45, 48-44)
Bedford wins the BKFC lightweight title.
Tom Shoaff vs. Julian Lane
Round 1 - They get at it right way. Lane is really bringing it. He lands a hard right and Shoaff goes down. It’s runed a slip though. Lane landing a bunch but is starting to eat counters now. Lane flurries and Shoaff goes down off a right. He’s back up and ready to go, but is bleeding from the mouth. Hard right from Lane. A left sends Shoaff stumbling across the ring. Another left. 10-8 Lane.
Round 2 - They both start fast again. Shoaff with a right hook. Lane with a jab. Another. Overhand right from Lane. Shoaff with a counter left. Huge uppercut puts Shoaff against the ropes. He comes back though. Right from Lane inside. Lane with a combo. Lane with a left. Shoaff ends the round with a body shot. 10-9 Lane.
Round 3 - Lane presses right away. Shoaff backs up, but then steps back up and lands a couple. Uppercut from Lane. Lane’s mouthpiece falls out, and he just puts in back in. Hard right from Lane. Two punch combo. Shoaff with a looping right hook. He’s trying to jab. 10-9 Lane.
Round 4 - They both miss each other with big shots. Lane with a jab. Lane with an overhand left that connects. Lane with a right. Shoaff lands a left, and another. Lane lands one right back. Shoaff with the jab. They trade single shots. Lane with the double jab. Not much to choose from. 10-9 Lane.
Round 5 - Shoaff jabbing. He misses with a big left. Lane with a shot to the nose. Shoaff goes to the body. Lane clinches. Lane with a jab. Shoaff just a little too late with his punches. He does land a right though. Another. He’s finally turning it up. Two body shots from Shoaff. Lane moving but not much on his punches any more. Uppercut from Shoaff. 10-9 Shoaff. But 49-45 Lane.
Julian Lane defeated Tom Shoaff via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45)
Jamie Campbell vs. Joey Beltran
Round 1 - Beltran circling on the outside. He’s jabbing. Now he’s throwing a lot and landing. Campbell presses and lands on the inside. Beltran with an overhard right that doesn’t connect. Body shot. They trae jabs. Beltran lands to the chest and they both land a few rabbit punches before they’re separated. Double jab from Beltran. He lands a couple more inside. 10-9 Beltran.
Round 2 - Beltran pressing immediately. Campbell lands a couple of shots. Beltran trying to get inside. He lands a right. Campbell comes forward and lands a left. Beltran with an overhand right and another right puts Campbell down. He’s back up. Beltran with another overand right and Campbell is turning away. Beltran scores with another shot and Campbell is down. He’s up right at 10 but it’s waved off.
Joey Beltran defeated Jamie Campbell via KO, 1:50 of round 2
Walber Barros and Joe Riggs went to a unanimous draw (47-47, 47-47, 47-47)
Abdiel Velazquez defeated Travis Thompson via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45)
Jim Alers defeated Elvin Brito via KO, :45 of round 1
Chris Boffil defeated Jared Hayes via TKO, 1:55 of round 3
David Mundell defeated Drew Lipton via KO, 1:35 of round 1