What could be better than Friday night fights?
It’s going to be a brawl at Knucklemania 3 on Friday night.
On the card in the co-main event: UFC veteran Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez, who makes his BKFC debut against five-time WBA boxing champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
Sanchez is 41 and says it could be his last fight. Trout, meanwhile, has claimed he’s ready to “retire” him.
Sanchez, who gained national recognition in 2005 in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, retired from the MMA world in 2021 after 17 years and 39 bouts. He has a reputation for being energetic to the crowd and tough as nails in the octagon, fighting in some all-time welterweight classics against Nick Diaz, Joe Riggs, and Kenny Florian.
The two will go blow-for-blow in Albuquerque on Friday night at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s Knucklemania 3.
True to form, the two were chippy when they faced off at the weigh-ins on Thursday. Watch it below.
If you’re looking to tune-in, you can watch the PPV on the BARE KNUCKLE TV app. It’s $7.99 a month (or $49.99 per year). The fight starts around 7PM MT tonight.
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This is a hometown fight for Sanchez, who’s from Albuquerque. Here’s what he told us:
“This is what we’ve been doing since we were on the Rio Grande. Before Route 66. Getting down bareknuckle. No takedowns. No kicks. No karate. You know what I mean? None of this UFC stuff. This is bareknuckle. And we’re here to just blow this sh*t up.
Adding that “Austin is going down” and that it’s “my city”
Don’t miss it.