BKFC-33 RESULTS: HOUSTON ALEXANDER SCORES
STOPPAGE VICTORY OVER JOEY BELTRAN
Omaha, NE (November 19 2022) Friday night in front a massive hometown crowd of supporters, Houston ‘The Assassin’ Alexander, (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a second-round stoppage of former BKFC Heavyweight World Champion Joey ‘The Mexicutioner’ Beltran, (5-4-1, 2 KOs), in the main event of BKFC-33 at the Liberty First Credit Union Arena in Omaha, NE. Beltran vs. Alexander headlined an outstanding night of bare-knuckle action presented by Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion.
Following an evenly fought first round, Alexander overwhelmed Beltran with a barrage of power shots earning the stoppage in the second stanza at the time of 0:38 as the stadium full of his supporters roared with approval for the local favorite. The cruiserweight bout was Beltran’s first in the lower weight division.
Co-featured in the lightweight division, longtime UFC and Bellator veteran Kevin ‘Crash’ Croom, (1-0, 1 KO), of Kansas City, MO made his triumphant entry into BKFC with a second round (1:26) knockout of Sean ‘P.Town’ Wilson, (2-1), of Omaha, NE.
Fighting in the welterweight division in an outstanding two-way battle, Carlos Trinidad-Snake, (3-0, 2 KOs), of Omaha, NE continued his torrid path in BKFC, winning a unanimous decision over Rynell Riley, (1-2). Scores were 48-45, 48-45 and 47-46.
Local favorite, middleweight Dakota Cochrane, (3-2, 2 KOs), got back in the winner’s column with a well-earned fifth-round stoppage (0:35) of Eduardo Peralta, (0-1), of Kansas.
In the lightweight division, South Africa’s Tommy Strydom quickly impressed in his BKFC debut, knocking out Omaha native Cody Land, (1-2, 1 KO), in the second round. Time of the stoppage was the 1:51 mark.
Fighting in the middleweight division, popular local favorite, Alonzo ‘AAA’ Martinez, (1-0), was victorious in his BKFC debut with a unanimous decision over Jordan ‘Haymaker’ Christensen, (1-3), of Las Vegas, NV. Scores at the end of the five rounds of action were 50-44, 49-44, 49-44.
In an action-packed lightweight undercard fight featuring four knockdowns, Drako ‘The Great Drakoline’ Rodriguez, (1-0, 1 KO), of Sioux City, IA turned heads in his BKFC debut, surviving an early knockdown to drop the valiant Will Shutt, (1-3), of Des Moines, IA three times towards the stoppage victory at the 0:51 mark of the third stanza.
Headlining the prelims in a women’s bantamweight clash, BKFC debuting Sarah ‘TNT’ Shell, (1-0, 1 KO), of Omaha, NE displayed excellent bare-knuckle technique and powerful hands, knocking down the fearless Audra ‘AK-47’ Cummings, (0-2), of Mississippi twice earning the stoppage at the 1:08 of round two.
In the super lightweight division, Iowa’s Brandon Meyer, (1-0, 1 KO), stopped Shaine ‘Skleator’ Moffit, (0-1), of Farmington, MO with a blistering right hand ending the fight in the first round (1:03).
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About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is the first promotion allowed to hold a legal, sanctioned, and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. Based in Philadelphia, and headed by President and former professional boxer David Feldman, BKFC is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, while utilizing a specifically created rule set that emphasizes fighter safety. BKFC holds all of its bouts in a revolutionary circular four-rope ring, designed to encourage fast-paced and exciting bouts. The patented BKFC “Squared Circle” contains scratch lines, based on the Broughton Rules which governed bare knuckle fighting in the 19th century, and which requires fighters to “Toe the Line”: start every round face to face, and just inches apart.
In BKFC, only those fighters who are established professionals in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or Muay Thai are allowed to compete. The referees and judges are required to have extensive professional combat sports experience. All fights are held under the auspices and control of an Athletic Commission. Unlike other fighting organizations and combat sports internationally which claim to be “bare knuckle”, but require wraps, tape, and gauze; BKFC is true to its word as fighters are not allowed to wrap their hands to within one inch of the knuckle. This makes BKFC unquestionably the truest form of bare knuckle fighting. BKFC is dedicated to not just creating the safest, most exciting, and highest-level bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world, it’s also leading the way for a new fully recognized professional combat sport. BKFC is truly the sport of the future, which fully respects its remarkable past.