BKFC Fight Night Mexico Results

BKFC Fight Night Mexico Results

Sunday, May 26 2024 by BKFC Staff

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, the world’s fastest growing combat sports promotion, made its hugely anticipated return south of the border with BKFC Fight Night Mexico on Saturday, LIVE worldwide on The BKFC App from the sold-out Auditorio Explanada in Puebla.

In Saturday’s Main Event, Mexico City’s Rodolfo Rubio sent Monterrey's Luis Rey Gallegos to the canvas three times en route to a first-round KO victory in their hotly anticipated bantamweight showdown. Time of the stoppage was 1:35 in the first frame. Both fighters were stepping into the BKFC Squared Circle for the first time. 

In Saturday’s Co-Main Event, Tijuana’s Julian Fernandez was victorious by doctor stoppage TKO in his cruiserweight fight against Juarez’s Lino Sanchez. The fight was called to a stop by the ringside doctor at the conclusion of the first round after Sanchez suffered an eye injury. Fernandez, who holds a professional gloved boxing record of 15-4 with 12 knockouts, is now 1-0 with BKFC. Sanchez falls to 0-1.

Brazilian Donny Matos earned a unanimous decision over Mexico City’s Roman Cordova in featherweight action. Matos dropped Cordova twice, leading two judges to score it 50-43 and one 49-44, all in favor of the hard-hitting Brazilian. Both fighters were making their debut with BKFC.

Luis Castaneda sent Rudo Tovar to the canvas twice in the fourth round of their middleweight bout, leading to the unanimous decision victory for the Pachuca fighter. Two judges scored it 49-44 and one had it 48-45, all for Castaneda, who improves to 1-0. Tovar, who hails from Puerto Vallarta, falls to 0-2 in his BKFC career.

Carlos Giner of Chihuahua needed just 32 seconds to take out Nayarit’s Juan Alvarez in their meeting of debuting lightweight prospects. Giner sent Alvarez to the canvas twice, which led to the first-round KO.

Reynosa's Cesar Vazquez stopped Eduardo Meneses of Puebla in the second round of their bantamweight matchup in the opening fight of the Main Card. Time of the TKO finish was 1:50.

The action-packed middleweight fight between Puebla’s Mario Martinez and Guadalajara’s Sergio Perez was declared a majority draw. Martinez recorded the sole knockdown of the night in the first round. Two judges scored it 47-47, while one had it 48-46 in favor of Martinez. 

Puebla’s Roberto Sinko picked himself up off the canvas in the fourth round to earn a split decision over Mexico City’s Beto Saniba in their back-and-forth lightweight matchup. Both fighters were making their debut with BKFC.

Debuting Mexico City bantamweight prospects Juan Campos and Jose Lopez fought to a split draw. The scorecards were 48-46, 46-48, 47-47. The lone knockdown of the fight took place in the first round and was at the expense of Campos.

In the first fight of the night, Nicolas Diaz defeated Marcelo Antonio Perez via unanimous decision in their battle of debuting Puebla flyweight prospects. All three judges scored it 50-45 in favor of Diaz. 

BKFC Fight Night Mexico Results

Rodolfo Rubio def. Luis Rey Gallegos via KO in Round 1 (1:35)

Julian Fernandez def. Lino Sanchez via TKO (doctor stoppage) in Round 1 (2:00)

Donny Matos def. Roman Cordova via Unanimous Decision (50-43x2, 49-44)

Luis Castaneda def. Rudo Tovar via Unanimous Decision (49-44x2, 48-45)

Carlos Giner def. Juan Alvarez via KO in Round 1 (0:32)

Cesar Vazquez def. Eduardo Meneses via TKO in Round 2 (1:50)

Mario Martinez vs. Sergio Perez is declared Majority Draw (47-47x2, 48-46)

Roberto Sinko def. Beto Saniba via Split Decision (48-46x2, 46-48)

Juan Campos vs. Jose Lopez is declared Split Draw (48-46, 46-48, 47-47)

Nicolas Diaz def. Marcelo Antonio Perez via Unanimous Decision (50-45x3)