BKFC 41 Results, Highlights, Photos: Mike Perry, Eddie Alvarez Victorious

Mike Perry throws a punch against Rockhold at BKFC 41.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship held its biggest event yet Saturday night in Denver, Colorado, USA. The event was broadcast on pay-per-view in the United States, and streamed internationally on the BKFC app and Fite TV.

Mike Perry Defeats Luke Rockhold

The main event pitted former UFC star and current BKFC contender Mike Perry versus former UFC champ Luke Rockhold.

Perry (3-0 BKFC) proved himself the better bare knuckle fighter, stopping Rockhold in the second round.

Mike Perry on the attack versus Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41.

Rockhold ate some big shots and couldn’t continue, giving Perry his first BKFC stoppage win after decisions over Julian Lane and Michael Page.

Luke Rockhold gets checked out by the doctor after BKFC 41.

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Chad Mendes

In the co-main event, former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez won a split decision over former UFC star Chad Mendes.

Both fighters were down twice in the five rounder. Alvarez won by scores of 47-46 (twice) and 46-47.

Eddie Alvarez gets his hand raised after winning a decision against Chad Mendes at BKFC 41.

Christine Ferea Stops Bec Rawlings

In the sole title fight of the night, Christine Ferea defeated Bec Rawlings via TKO. Rawlings couldn’t continue because of an eye cut after the second round.

Christine Ferea after defeating Bec Rawlings at BKFC 41.
Bec Rawlings couldn’t continue against Christine Ferea because of a badly cut eye.

“Big Ben” Clocks “Cuddly Bear

BKFC heavyweight contender “Big” Ben Rothwell (2-0 BKFC) prevailed over Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland in a heavyweight bout.

Rothwell, a former UFC contender, won when Copeland’s corner stopped the bout after three rounds.

BKFC heavyweight contender “Big” Ben Rothwell lands a punch on Josh Copeland.

After the match, Rothwell called for a title fight with BKFC World Heavyweight Champion, Alan Belcher.

Big Ben Rothwell lands a clinch uppercut against Josh Copeland.

Full results below.

29 April, 2023
1st Bank Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

Lightweight: Mitch Seybold def. Jack Willoughby-TKO Round 1
Light Heavyweight: Dillon Winemiller def. Matthew Maestas-KO Round 1

Light Heavyweight: Marcus Edwards def. Jay Jackson-TKO Round 1

Main Card:
Women’s Featherweight: Khortni Kamyron DRAW Gabrielle Roman
Lighweight: James Brown def. Mike Alvarado-TKO Round 2

Welterweight: Brandon Girtz def. Christian Torres-KO Round 1
Cruiserweight: Chris Camozzi def. Dan Spohn-TKO Round 1
Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell def. Josh Copeland-TKO Round 3
Women’s Flyweight: Christine Ferea def. Bec Rawlings-TKO Round 2 (Ferea Retains BKFC Women’s Flyweight World Championship)
Lighweight: Eddie Alvarez def. Chad Mendes-Split Decision

Main Event
Mike Perry def. Luke Rockhold-TKO Round 2

Next Up: BKFC 42 on 12 May

The next BKFC event is BKFC 42, taking place on 12 May in Greenville, South Carolina.

Britain’s Tyler Goodjohn, a BKB veteran and BKFC contender, battles undefeated Antonio Soto III in the main event.

Photos Courtesy of BKFC

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