BKFC 42 took place Friday night in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
In the main event, Antonio Soto III (5-0) proved he has arrived, winning a five-round unanimous decision over Tyler Goodjohn (4-3). All three judges scored the bout 48-47 for Soto.
The unbeaten Soto staged a late rally to earn the win. There were no knockdowns.
The judges’ decision was met with a chorus of boos. Goodjohn, badly cut, had been the aggressor during the match.
After the bout, Soto called out BKFC Lightweight Champion Luis Palomino. Palomino, a training partner and friend of Goodjohn, told Soto he didn’t win the fight.
Doug Coltrane stopped Blake Lacaze in the co-feature.
Local fan favourite and popular MMA fighter Andy Nguyen suffered her first BKFC defeat. Nguyen (2-1) knocked down Sydney Smith late but lost a unanimous decision.
Full results below.
12 May, 2023
Greenville, South Carolina, USA
BKFC 42 Prelims Results
Lightweight: John Barnard def. Josh Marer-TKO Round 1
Featherweight: Samuel Samples def. Glendel Futrell-TKO Round 2
Cruiserweight: Jonathan Miller def. Dustin Long-TKO Round 2
BKFC 42 Main Card
Welterweight: Trukon Carlson def. LJ Hermreck-KO Round 1
Featherweight: Cole Ferrell def. Cody Schieve-KO Round 2
Welterweight: Dustin Pague def. Wade Johnson-TKO Round 2
Featherweight: Brandon Bushaw NO CONTEST Rick Caruso
Featherweight: Brandon Allen def. Trevor Lokan-KO Round 1
Women’s Strawweight: Sydney Smith def. Andy Nguyen-Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)
Bantamweight: Keith Richardson def. Cody Jenkins
Middleweight Co-Main Event
Doug Coltrane def. Blake Lacaze-KO Round 2
Lightweight Main Event
Antonio Soto III def. Tyler Goodjohn-Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
The next BKFC event takes place on 19 May. BKFC 43 is headlined by a cruiserweight clash between UFC veteran and unbeaten BKFC contender Houston Alexander (3-0) against Jeremy Smith (3-1).
All Photos Courtesy of BKFC