Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship makes its 2nd visit to the American state of South Carolina on Friday.
Headlining the fight card is an intriguing crossroads match up between Antonio Soto III and England’s Tyler Goodjohn.
Soto Stepping up at BKFC 42
The unbeaten Soto (4-0 BKFC) faces his toughest test to date. Goodjohn (bare knuckle record 4-2) is more experienced, and has faced some of the world’s top bare knuckle fighters.
Goodjohn went 3-0 in Britain’s BKB league before joining BKFC, including a win over legend Sean George. His two losses are to BKFC two division champ Luis Palomino and top contender James Lilley.
Goodjohn, a former pro boxer, has shown skill, conditioning, and toughness in BKFC’s “squared circle” ring. Rededicated to the game, he’ll look to end a two fight losing streak against the impressive Soto.
The stakes are high for both fighters. If Goodjohn loses, his losing streak reaches 3 fights after the Palomino and Lilley defeats.
Soto needs a win over an established fighter to prove he’s a legitimate contender. He’s got a solid record but no wins against high level fighters like Goodjohn.
Both men prefer to fight coming forward. It’s an interesting match up, and some questions should be answered about Soto.
BKFC 42 Undercard
BKFC sent out a press release announcing a “stacked undercard” for Friday’s event at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.
The co-main event pits unbeaten local lad Doug Coltrane (2-0) against Anthony Lacaze (1-1).
Women’s strawweight contender and popular MMA veteran Andy Nguyen (2-0) takes on newcomer Sydney Smith. Nguyen has defeated Cassie Robb and Veronika Dmitriyeva on points in her first two BKFC appearances.
A win against Smith could position Nguyen as the next challenger to BKFC Strawweight Champion Britain Hart.
Nine other matches round out the undercard, with the event starting at 8pm EST (1am Saturday in the UK).
BKFC 42: How to Watch
BKFC 42 is available to BKFC TV paid subscribers through the BKFC app or Bare Knuckle TV. A monthly subscription costs just $7.99 per month.
Fans can also catch the stream on Fite TV. You can buy the event for $19.99 or it’s free with a paid Fite + membership.