BKFC 41 One of the most distinctive fighters in the sports squares off against a former UFC champion wanting to advance in his career. On April 29, Mike Perry will face Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41.
The tournament takes place at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will be broadcast on FITE.
Here’s all you need to know to get ready for BKFC 41.
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Live Broadcast: BKFC 41 Perry vs Rockhold Live
When is BKFC 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.)
Bare Knuckle FC 41 takes place on April 29. The main card starts at 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. BST | 11 a.m. AEST. Perry and Rockhold should make their way to the ring around 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. BST | 1 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
Where is BKFC 41: Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold?
BKFC 41 is inside 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The arena can hold up to 6,500 people.
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Perry made his pro debut in 2014 and joined the UFC in 2016. He is 7-8 with the promotion, with his last fight scheduled for 2021. “Platinum,” who famously assaulted an elderly guy in a restaurant in Texas, will join BKFC in 2021. He has a 2-0 record with the organization, having defeated Julian Lane in February 2022 and Michael “Venom” Page of Bellator fame in August.
“I’ve never seen him as a brawler-puncher,” Perry told MMA Fighting at a pre-fight press conference. “He’s a fantastic grappler.” When it comes to grappling and placing his hips on somebody, he’s a beast. I mean, kudos to him because he knows he’s a fantastic grappler and is now over here punching, but he’s in for an unpleasant surprise. It is. Man, you’ve been at this a long time. It’s now the turn of someone else. I’ve got the next seven years.”
Rockhold, a multi-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu medalist, began competing in MMA in 2007. Rockhold, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, entered the UFC in 2013 and went 6-5 with the organization. After defeating Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in 2015, he went 1-4 and was on a three-fight losing run when he left the organization. The 38-year-old last fought in August 2022.
Rockhold joined BKFC in March 2023 and will make his debut against Perry.
“Mike thinks one thing — he’s going to find out another,” Rockhold said. “A lot of people think one thing about me and then discover another.” He’ll come to discover out… Mike, I recognize you. Everyone knows who you are and what you bring to the table. You’ve been doing your thing for quite some time. You’ve done some boxing. Yes, it is obvious that you can box. You’re a small f—— dog who likes to charge. Nobody has ever seen me a box. No one has ever seen me isolated in this spectrum, nor have they ever seen me move like this. You have no idea what to expect. “I know what to anticipate.”
BKFC has been on fire for months, but this Saturday’s lineup may be the hottest yet. On top of the regular hard-hitting action that you’ve come to expect from Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, BKFC 41 features the debuts of two former UFC champions and a Women’s Flyweight Championship clash.
The former UFC Middleweight Champion makes his debut this Saturday against Mike “Platinum” Perry (2-0), who is coming off a big win over Michael Page last August at BKFC 27 in London. Rockhold was last seen competing in MMA at UFC 278, where he lost to Paulo Costa and announced his retirement from the sport. Saturday’s fight will be his opportunity to demonstrate whether he has a second act in bare-knuckle combat.
BKFC 41 fight card
- Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold
- Chad Mendes vs. Eddie Alvarez
- Christine Ferea (c) vs. Bec Rawlings for the BKFC flyweight title
- Ben Rothwell vs. Josh Watson