I went 10-3 tonight with my predictions for #UFCURUGUAY, and 6-2 with my picks for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 7 #BKFC7.
2 new champs earned their crowns at #BKFC, congratulations to New Featherweight Champion Helen “Iansã” Peralta who had an outstanding fight against now former champion Christine Ferea that needed all 5 rounds to decide the champion.
When the big guys step in the ring, it only takes one punch to end the night. New Heavyweight Champion Chase Sherman ended the reign of Arnold Adams, not with one punch, but an accumulation of well placed strikes including dropping the now former champion in the fifth and final round, and never giving Adams a chance to get into his patented fight rhythm. Sherman imposed his will, and is now the champion, and plans on staying the champion for a long time.
Jim Alers after destroying Leonard Garcia in round one for his second first round stoppage in as many attempts, next fight at #BKFC should be against Artem Lobov for the 155lb Championship. Both Alers and Lobov are 2-0 at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Lobov will bring the views, and the fight to the explosive Alers who may have found his calling in the combat sports world, and has already begun to bring his MMA fan-base to the Bare Knuckle scene, and they like what they’re seeing from “The Beast”!
BARE KNUCKLE FC7 Photos Courtesy of Phil Lambert: Vital Imagery
Valentina Shevchenko did what was expected in a 5 round dominate performance in retaining her Flyweight title against Liz Carmouche (Official)
Mike Perry and Vicente Luque were the true stars of the night as they waged a fight of the night battle that should get a shot at Fight of the Year, yes it was that damn good!
Blood, blood, and more blood that’s what this fight delivered. Both Perry and Luque stood in front of one another and unleashed their respective striking arsenals on one another.
Perry lost to Luque via split-decision (28-29,29-28,29-28) in Uruguay. (check the official stats)
Perry, as usual, put on an incredible performance as did Luque and the extra $50,000 doesn’t seem adequate for the show they gave the world, especially where Perry is concerned. Perry was transported to a local hospital post fight, no update as of this article going to press.
Below are the full results for both #BKFC7 and #UFCUruguay:
Jim Alers def. Leonard Garcia by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:38
Chase Sherman def. Arnold Adams by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46) – heavyweight title
Helen Peralta def. Christine Ferea by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-45) – women’s featherweight tournament semifinal
Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Melvin Guillard by TKO (hand injury). Round 3, 2:00
Adam Pellerano def. Joshua Boudreaux by knockout (punch). Round 2, 1:30
Dale Sopi def. Juan Torres by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Kaleb Harris def. Johnavan Vistante by knockout (punch). Round 2, 0:51
Quintin Henry def. Bubba Malbrough by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:55
UFC Uruguay – UFC on ESPN+ 14: Results
Valentina Shevchenko def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – to defend women’s flyweight title
Vicente Luque def. Mike Perry via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Volkan Oezdemir def. Ilir Latifi via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:31
Rodolfo Vieira def. Oskar Piechota via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:26
Enrique Barzola def. Bobby Moffett via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Gilbert Burns def. Aleksei Kunchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ciryl Gane def. Raphael Pessoa via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:12
Marina Rodriguez def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Rogerio Bontorin def. Raulian Paiva via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 1, 2:56
Chris Gutierrez def. Geraldo de Freitas via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Alex da Silva def. Kazula Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Veronica Macedo def. Polyana Viana via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:09
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.