As the countdown to BKFC 56 for next month ticks away, things between Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez got a little rough as the two had a physical face-off.
On December 2, the Bare KnuckleFC will host an event at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City. It will be a clash between undefeated bare-knuckle brawler Mike Perry and former UFC lightweight world champion Eddie Alvarez for the title of the first-ever BKFC ‘King of Violence.’
Before toeing the line in the squared circle, Perry and Alvarez opted for a more physical start. They exchanged body blows, setting the tone for what promises to be an electrifying encounter.
Mike Perry strides into the contest with an impressive 4-0 record under the BKFC banner. He has victories over notable competitors like Bellator’s Michael Page and former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
On the flip side, Alvarez will be making his appearance under the promotion for the second time. His debut at BKFC 41 earlier this year resulted in a split-decision victory.
Expressing his enthusiasm, BKFC president Dave Feldman stated: “I’m happy about it, and I’m happy to be able to do something a little different up here. This is a violent sport. We’ve run to it.”
“We say what it is: It’s a brutal sport. It’s not more dangerous than anything else out there, but you have to be a different kind of person to fight bare-knuckle fighting, and these guys are. They’re different, and that’s why they’re fighting for the ‘King of Violence’ championship.”
Between MMA and the BKFC, Perry has 12 career knockout victories while Alvarez has 16 knockouts to his name.
Felman went on to say: “We have two violent guys – a Philly guy and a Florida guy – that are gonna collide in the squared circle on Dec. 2 here in Salt Lake City. It’s gonna be an epic, epic night.”