Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) held a fight night in Montana on Saturday and topped the event with a clash between two veteran mixed martial artists turned bare-knuckle boxers in Joe Riggs and Melvin Guillard.
The fight lasted just under a minute, with Riggs waiting for the perfect moment to tag Guillard with a straight left hand that sent him through the ropes. Guillard appeared to be in serious pain and remained on the canvas until the referee waived the fight off at 59 seconds into the first round. Riggs improved to 3-1-1 under the BKFC banner and said he wanted a title shot at whatever weight gets him a belt. Guillard fell to 0-4 and confirmed that he suffered a gruesome injury as a result of that fight-ending punch by Riggs. Per Eric Kowal of MyMMANews, ‘The Young Assassin’ was hospitalized as he sustained 5 orbital fractures that required surgery.
In the co-main event, Christine Ferea stopped Calista Silgado in the third round and called out Bec Rawlings for her next appearance.
Here are the full results and highlights from BKFC Montana:
Main Card results:
Joe Riggs def. Melvin Guillard knockout (punch) at 0:59 of Round 1
Christine Ferea def. Calista Silgado via knockout (punches) at 1:34 of Round 3
Lloyd Mix def. Brett Fields via knockout (punch) at 0:14 of Round 1
Leo Bercier def. Luis Villasenor via knockout (punches) at 1:26 of Round 2
Tom Shoaff def. Josh Wright via TKO (punches) at 1:25 of Round 2
Bryant Acheson def. Josh Watson via knockout (punch) at 0:30 of Round 1
Jade Masson-Wong def. Crystal Pittman via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 0:21 of Round 3
Dallas Davison def. JorDan Christensen via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 2:00 of Round 2
Preliminary Card results:
James Dennis Sawyer Depee def. James Dennis via TKO (punches) at 1:01 of Round 1
Kai Stewart def. Darrick Gates via TKO (punches) at 1:24 of Round 1