BKFC 55 Results

BKFC 55 Results

Sunday, Nov 19 2023 by BKFC Staff

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), the world's fastest growing combat sports promotion, presented BKFC 55, their seventh sold-out United Kingdom event, tonight at the Planet Ice Arena in Leeds. The event was broadcast globally on the BKFC App, FITE+ and Fubo Sports.

Headlining the sensational 12-bout card was a tremendous first round stoppage by Tampa, FL native Jared "Captain Deadpool" Warren (6-1, 1 NC) over previously undefeated light heavyweight Danny Christie (3-1) of Carlisle England. The hard-hitting southpaw drilled Christie to the canvas with a short left hand in the first minute of the opening stanza. Following up after Christie beat the count, Warren would score a knockdown shortly thereafter and a final trip to the canvas resulted in a referee’s stoppage at the 1:56 mark.

Warren entered the fight ranked No. 3 in the light heavyweight division, while Christie brought the No. 1 ranking into the match-up.

In the exciting middleweight co-feature, Poland’s Bart Krol (3-0) stayed undefeated with a fourth-round stoppage of popular local favorite Anthony Holmes (1-2). With both exceptionally talented bare-knuckle fighters competing evenly over three fast-paced rounds, Krol would take control in the fourth with lightning quick combinations. Following the fourth round, Holmes’ corner called a stop to the fight with Krol being declared the winner by technical knockout.  

Cruiserweights debuters saw action in the special attraction bout with all-action Matty Hodgson, (1-0), stopping game Mason Shaw, (0-1) at the :29 mark of the second stanza.

Fighting in the light heavyweight division, Danny Mitchell (1-0) made his impressive BKFC debut winning a unanimous decision over John Ferguson (1-1).

In the cruiserweight division, Darren Hendry (2-1) defeated Luke Atkin (0-1), earning the referee’s stoppage from a barrage of unanswered punches at :25 of the second stanza.

Competing in an outstanding featherweight battle, Gary Fox (2-1) earned a unanimous decision victory over the valiant Robbie Brown (1-1). In a fight that featured heavy-handed, two-way action throughout, Fox’s power advantage would prove the difference.

In a matchup between BKFC light heavyweight newcomers, Nathan Owens (1-0) earned the stoppage over Conor Cooke (0-1). Dropping Cooke twice in Round 2, Owens was awarded the victory at the 1:12 mark of the second stanza.

Fighting in a tremendous cruiserweight bare knuckle clash, Karl Thompson (2-0) was victorious over David Oskar (3-1). Both combatants landed battering right hands throughout the torrid, bloody battle.

In the lightweight division, Italy’s Antonio Moscatiello (1-0) stopped Hynek Hospodarsky (0-1) of the Czech Republic at 1:58 of the first round. A blistering right-hand lead dropped Hospodarsky ending the fight.

In the welterweight division, Paul Cook (1-0) won a spirited unanimous decision over Luke Nevin (0-1).

Local favorite Jonny Graham (2-0) stopped Poland’s Abel Radomski (0-1) in the second round (1:40). Graham dropped Radomski in each of the first two rounds.

In the evening’s opening heavyweight bout, Agi Faulkner (2-0) knocked out Rob Cunningham (2-1) at the :57 mark of the opening bell. Faulkner was aggressive from the start, landing hard shots to the head and torso of Cunningham.