A former UFC champion seeking success in the next phase of his careerBare Knuckle Fighting Championship squares off against one of the most unusual fighters in MMA.
On April 29, Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry square off at FC 41. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
The event, which takes place in Broomfield, Colorado’s 1stBank Centre, airs on FITE.
Perry became a professional in 2014, and in 2016 he joined the UFC. He has a promotion, and his final fight is in 2021. He is 7-8. In 2021, “Platinum,” who was famous for punching an elderly guy in a fight in a Texas restaurant, started working for BKFC. He has won both of his matches against the promotion, defeating Michael “Venom” Page of Bellator fame in August and Julian Lane in February 2022.
According to MMA Fighting, Perry stated during a press conference prior to the fight, “I’ve never seen him as a brawler-puncher.” He is an excellent grappler. He can grapple and place his hips on opponents with strength. It’s going to be a rude awakening, but props to him because he realizes he’s a fantastic grappler and is now trying to punch. It is. You’ve been playing this game for a while now, man. Now it’s their turn. The following seven years are mine.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Rockhold entered the MMA professional ranks in 2007. Former middleweight champion of Strikeforce, Rockhold joined the UFC in 2013 and finished 6-5 during his time there. After defeating Chris Weidman to win the UFC middleweight championship in 2015, he lost three straight fights and went 1-4 after that before leaving the organization. August 2022 marked the 38-year-old’s most recent fight.
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When is Bare Knuckle FC 41: Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold?
- Date: Saturday, April 29 | Sunday, April 30
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. BST | 11 a.m. AEST
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. BST | 1 p.m. AEST (approx.)