In an electrifying event set to unfold at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City this December, BKFC is poised to deliver yet another night of riveting action.
The main event promises an unmissable clash between former UFC stars Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez inside the squared circle.
The announcement was made by BKFC president David Feldman during his recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.
Former UFC lightweight world champion Eddie Alvarez entered the BKFC world in April, facing off against fellow ex-UFC standout Chad Mendes. The showdown was tightly contested, with both competitors landing knockdowns. Ultimately, it was Alvarez who emerged as the victor as he secured a narrow split decision.
Meanwhile, Mike Perry has risen to become one of BKFC’s biggest stars in recent years. His impressive streak includes victories over Julian Lane, Bellator star Michael Page, and former UFC middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold.
In the co-main event, Ben Rothwell aims to extend his winning streak in the BKFC arena as he faces off against Todd Duffee. With a 9-4 record in mixed martial arts, Duffee’s last bout was in February at KSW 78.
The event is set to feature three intense world title matches. BKFC flyweight women’s champion Christine Ferea is poised to defend her title against fan favorite Bec Rawlings in a highly anticipated rematch from their encounter at BKFC 41 in April. Unfortunately, Rawlings fell short that night as she succumbed to a TKO in the second round due to a doctor’s stoppage.
Ferea arrives at the contest riding a remarkable five-bout win streak, including victories over BKFC standouts Taylor Starling and Britain Hart.
Elsewhere, Arnold Adams and Mick Terrill will compete for the vacant heavyweight title. Additionally, Kai Stewart looks to defend his featherweight championship against the formidable Howard Davis.
BKFC 56 promises to be an explosive event, with a lineup of thrilling matchups and high-stakes title match. The event guarantees fans a night of adrenaline-pumping action and unforgettable moments inside the squared circle.