Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship is again tonight with BKFC 17, reside from the Magic Metropolis of Birmingham, Alabama, on the historic Boutwell Auditorium. The occasion is headlined by a heavyweight title eliminator between “The Hammer” Josh Burns and hometown favourite “Huge” Frank Tate. Tate was promoted from the primary card to the primary occasion following an harm to authentic headliner Dillon Cleckler.
Each Tate and Burns are MMA veterans to start with phases of their profession resurgences underneath the BKFC banner. Burns is coming off of a win over Chris Sarro, who can also be competing on the primary card in opposition to Pakistani putting standout Ezatullah Kakar. Tate will look earn his first win in BKFC by using a hefty attain benefit. The winner will earn a title battle in opposition to present heavyweight champion Joey Beltran.
One other Birmingham native takes heart stage within the co-main occasion as former College of Alabama soccer participant “Swift” Marcel Stamps takes on the debuting former LFA and Bellator veteran Mike Richman. “The Marine” Richman makes his BKFC debut, weighing in over 25 kilos heavier than his accustomed light-weight division in MMA at 179.2 kilos. He could have a ten inch attain drawback in opposition to Stamps, who seems to rebound from a title battle loss to Beltran final October.
The BKFC 17 most important card additionally options many organizational fan favorites, together with an anticipated slugfest between “The Juggernaut” Lorenzo Hunt and Josh Dyer within the cruiserweight division. Italian Dimitri Angelini takes on 34-fight MMA veteran Ronnie Rogers in each of their BKFC debuts. “The Bible Belt Brawler” Bobo O’Bannon makes his return on a couple of week’s discover in opposition to “The Shark” Zach Calmus, Tate’s authentic opponent. Each Robert Washington and Ryan Jones will face one another, and look to make good on their sophomore BKFC outings. “Your Native Ninja” Tom Shoaff tries to return to type off of a two-fight dropping streak in opposition to “Flawless” Nathan Mitchell to spherical out the primary card.
The BKFC 17 preliminary card options veteran Rusty Crowder seeking to even up his report within the BKFC Circle in opposition to “Black Mamba” Daniel Gary. To kick off the cardboard, 6’1 bantamweight Anthony Retic receives a house crowd benefit in opposition to “The Bluegrass Child” Raymond Locker.
MMA Sucka has battle followers coated with the BKFC 17 outcomes tonight. The principle card begins at 9pm ET/6pm PT on BKTV, preceded by two preliminary card fights on BKFCs YouTube web page at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
BKFC 17 Outcomes
Frank Tate def. Josh Burns through TKO (nook stoppage), 1:02 of Spherical 3
Mike Richman def. Marcel Stamps through TKO (shoulder harm), 1:11 of Spherical 1
Lorenzo Hunt def. Josh Dyer through TKO (referee’s stoppage), 0:52 of Spherical 5
Ronnie Rogers def. Dimitri Angelini through TKO (overhand proper), 1:37 of Spherical 1
Bobo O’Bannon def. Zach Calmus through TKO (physician’s stoppage), 2:00 of Spherical 2
Ezatullah Kakar def. Chris Sarro through knockout (left hook counter), 0:46 of Spherical 1
Robert Washington def. Ryan Jones through TKO (physician’s stoppage as a consequence of lower), 0:52 of Spherical 2
Tom Shoaff def. Nathan Mitchell through TKO (proper hook-left hook combo to the physique), 1:38 of Spherical 1
Rusty Crowder def. Daniel Gary through knockout (straight-hook combo), 1:00 of Spherical 1
Anthony Retic def. Raymond Locker through knockout (proper uppercut-left hook combo), 0:38 of Spherical 1