World Bareknuckle Champion Luis Palomino And Tyler Goodjohn Give Predictions For Their Highly-Anticipated Fight At BKFC18

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For those who didn’t catch BKFC’s Knucklemania back in February, grab a six pack, hop in your DeLorean, and prepare to mainline pure electricity.

Britain Hart revealed she is not a person after spoiling Paige VanZant’s BKFC debut. Chris Leben showed by he’s not to be messed with in his last fight before retiring from combat sports. Faces were mangled. And while I cannot verify this claim, I’m pretty sure Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood hopped in the Squared Circle.

If your DeLorean needs an oil change, fear not my internet friend, the BKFC has given you another golden opportunity for enlightenment.

Come Saturday, the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will host its biggest card ever, BKFC 18, from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.


Among the FOUR title fights featured in the event, the BKFC 155-lb. title will be up for grabs as champion Luis Palomino will take on British boxer-turned-pornstar-turned bare knuckle newbie Tyler Goodjohn.

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We spoke with both fighters about everything from the explosion of the BKFC, the champions mentality, the thrill of bare knuckle fighting over other forms of combat sports, and their predictions for their upcoming match this Saturday exclusively on the BKTV App.

Goodjohn on why Pro Glove boxing doesn’t hold a candle to Bare Knuckle:

“It’s electric. There’s no feeling like bare knuckle boxing. Someone asked me yesterday would I go back to pro glove boxing and I said, ‘No f*cking way.’ It just wouldn’t excite me the way bare knuckle boxing does.

We’re modern day gladiators…There’s never fear. Fear will lose you a fight. Just excitement. You see your own blood, it just spurs you on more. You can even the score.”

Palomino on why frustrations with the MMA propelled him into bare knuckle boxing:

“You’re talking about training at the simplest form. There’s no gloves here, so it’s very hard for you to get robbed in decisions. You got MMA fighters, like myself, are frustrated with people that just want to hold you down and not do anything. I’ve lose so many fights in MMA from literally being held down without receiving any damage. Like how the f*ck do you make a win like that?

None of that shit in the Squared Circle, man. That’s why it’s so much more exciting to watch.”

Goodjohn’s prediction for Saturday’s fight:

“I’m going to grind him down. Let’s not play games. I’m not going to get the decision there, in his hometown. I’m going to have to put the pressure on. He’s never met anyone like me. I’m going to get a stoppage like 4th or 5th round.”

Palomini’s prediction:

“There’s no such thing as easy money. There’s no such thing as an easy fight…I believe I’m getting the best Tyler Goodjohn that ever was for two reasons. One, he has something going on with him where he comes with a big attraction, a big following. And he’s an undefeated Bare Knuckle fighter. He’s 4-0 in Bare Knuckle. He was champion in England like he’s the champion of the United States. I don’t take him lightly at all.

I trained my ass off for this fight. This is not a marathon, it’s a sprint…It’s going to be five 2-minute rounds and I hope you’re ready for the pressure I’m bringing because I’m looking to knock his head off man. I’m not going in there looking for a knockout. I’m going in there looking to break something in his face.”

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