The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has been absolutely bringing it lately.
The organization has been consistently putting on exciting fights and has recently started bringing in some big names for their roster.
Just a few weeks ago, BKFC 41 featured Eddie Alvarez vs. Chad Mendes – a pair of former UFC champions that delivered a ton of action for fans. Conor McGregor’s surprise appearance at BKFC 41 the other week sent shock waves throughout the MMA world.
This week, they are set to give fans another action-packed fight card on Friday. If you’re at home and trying to watch a BKFC 43 stream, don’t miss it via FITE+. You can watch the standalone pay-per-view for $19.99 or you can sign up to FITE+ for $7.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
Here’s why you should be tuning in to watch the BKFC 43 stream on Friday night:
Houston Alexander vs Jeremy Smith
Houston Alexander is best know for his UFC run, which kicked off with a knockout of Keith Jardine in under 1 minute that lived on highlight reels for years and ended with a clash against Kimbo Slice.
More than 70% of his MMA fights ended in finishes.
He has brought his finishing flair with him to bare-knuckle fighting. He has scored knockouts in under three minutes in each of his three BKFC fights, including two over fellow UFC vets.
His opponent, Jeremy Smith also brings a 3-0 record in BKFC into this fight and has finished two of those opponents.
With these two heavy handed fighters getting in the ring, fans can expect fireworks in the BKFC 43 main event.
Dakota Cochrane vs Noah Cutter
Dakota Cochrane is another fighter with plenty of experience in the combat sports world. He competed in 47 MMA fights and is one of BKFC’s most experienced fighters.
He has already stepped in the ring six times, winning 4 of those fights and stopping three of them, including a win over former UFC champ Johny Hendricks.
He takes on Noah Cutter, who has competed seven times of his own in BKFC with all seven of them ending in finishes.
The two fighters might not possess the same kind of power as the heavyweights in the main event, but they consistently put on exciting fights and should be expected to do it again at BKFC.
Jimmie Rivera looking for his first BKFC win
Jimmie Rivera is a former UFC contender that deserves to have eyes on him early in his BKFC career.
Rivera picked up wins over big names like Pedro Munhoz and Urijah Faber during his MMA days behind a technically sound boxing attack.
He made his BKFC debut a year ago and gave the talented Howard Davis one of the toughest fights of his career.
Now he heads back into the BKFC ring for the second time to take on Bekhzod Usmonov and fans should expect big things from him in the second act of his combat sports career.