Check out the Top 3 storylines for Friday's BKFC 57

Check out the Top 3 storylines for Friday's BKFC 57

Thursday, Feb 01 2024 by BKFC Staff

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns to Hollywood, FL for the fifth time on Friday with another can’t-miss event – BKFC 57, LIVE worldwide on The BKFC App – from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Friday’s action-packed event is stacked from top to bottom and loaded with intrigue; here are our Top 3 storylines heading into fight night.

Historic Matchup In The Main Event

In the final fight of the night in Hollywood, Luis “Baboon” Palomino, the most accomplished fighter in BKFC history, is hungry to add to his one-of-a-kind resume with a record 10th straight victory over former World Boxing Association champ Austin “No Doubt” Trout in their showdown for the vacant BKFC World Welterweight Championship. Palomino is the only fighter in BKFC history to win their first nine bouts in the Squared Circle, and a 10th straight triumph over Trout will all but solidify his status as the most celebrated bare knuckle fighter of all time. Standing in Palomino’s way is Trout, the most accomplished gloved boxer to ever transition to BKFC. One way or the other, combat sports fans around the world will know with certainty who is the best welterweight in bare knuckle fighting.

Unbeaten Lightweights In The Co-Main Event

The two best undefeated lightweights in bare knuckle fighting throw down in Friday’s Co-Main Event as the No. 4 contender in the division Bryce “Baby Yaga” Henry (3-0, 3 KOs) and UFC vet Robbie “Problems” Peralta (3-0) throw down in this can’t-miss 155-pound showdown. Fighters, fans and analysts say the unbeaten Henry is the future of BKFC, but he’ll have to get past Peralta first. Both of these undefeated contenders are hungry to earn the next shot at the belt in one of BKFC’s deepest weight classes.

Stacked Card From Top To Bottom

BKFC 57’s Main Event and Co-Main Event rightfully have fight fans around the globe buzzing, but Friday’s offering is loaded from top to bottom with must-see bouts featuring top-ranked fighters. In the Feature Fight, John Michael “JoMi” Escoboza (8-1, 4 KOs) and  Isaac “The Honey Badger” Doolittle (3-1) meet in a battle of hard-hitting light-heavyweight contenders. BKFC 57 also features the No. 2 contender in the BKFC featherweight division, Louie “El Loco” Lopez (3-2, 3 KOs), against the undefeated Bryan “El Gallo” Duran (5-0, 5 KOs), the only fighter in BKFC history to begin their career with five straight KOs, as well as “Royal” Ryan Reber (4-0, 3 KOs, the No. 3 contender in the bantamweight division), Matt “Rambo” Russo (2-0, 2 KOs, No. 3 contender in men’s flyweight division) and Christine Vicens (2-0, 1 KO, the No. 4 contender in the women’s flyweight division).