With the combat sports world still buzzing from the game-changing BKFC 41 in Denver, BKFC 42 goes down Friday in Greenville, SC, LIVE on The BKFC App.
Here are our Top 3 storylines heading into fight night.
Top Lightweights Clash In The Main Event
The unbeaten Tony “Loco” Soto and former BKFC title challenger Tyler “El Tornado” Goodjohn lock horns in a can’t-miss lightweight showdown in the Main Event. Soto has been unstoppable in his first four trips to the Squared Circle, and he’s hunting for his fourth straight KO in South Carolina. Goodjohn is doubtless Soto’s toughest task yet. Goodjohn, the first European fighter to compete for a BKFC World Championship, began his BKFC career with four straight wins, like the fast-rising Soto. He’s hungry to prove he can still compete among BKFC’s best lightweights after losses to Luis “Baboon” Palomino, the No. 1-ranked fighter on the Pound-for-Pound rankings, and James Lilley, the No. 1 contender in the stacked lightweight division. A spot in the Top 5 rankings is all but guaranteed for BKFC 42’s Main Event winner.
Fast-Rising Middleweights Meet In The Co-Main
Two of the fully loaded BKFC middleweight division’s top prospects – Doug “ColdRed” Coltran and Blake LaCaze – do battle in Friday’s Co-Main Event. Coltran looks to improve to 3-0 with a second KO, and the 6-foot-6 LaCaze tries to climb to 2-1 with a second straight stoppage victory. A convincing win Friday by either fighter could land them in the BKFC’s Top 5 middleweight rankings.
More MMA Fighters Drop Their Gloves
More and more of MMA’s finest are congregating to the world of bare knuckle fighting, like BKFC 41’s “Platinum” Mike Perry, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez and “Big” Ben Rothwell. At the same time, we’re seeing scores of top MMA prospects embark on careers under the BKFC banner instead of in the cage. This trend continues at BKFC 42 on Friday. Featherweight Trevor Loken, who was 5-0 in amateur MMA, looks to climb to 2-0 for BKFC after his 40-second KO over UFC vet Marcus Brimage earlier this year. Cole Ferrell, who boasts a pro MMA record of 11-1 with all of his wins by stoppage, makes his Squared Circle debut Friday, and UFC vet Dustin “The Disciple” Pague (1-1) takes aim at his second straight KO victory.