Jorge masvidalThe Gamebred Fighting Championship’s barehanded MMA promotion held its inaugural event on Friday night.
Masvidal launched the barehanded MMA promotion in April, with the promise of exciting fights in the cage.
“All dogs are what I’m looking for,” Masvidal said on the show. “This is the one that pretty boys and good athletes might want to sit on because you’re going to get tested here.”
The event took place at the Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, broadcast on Fite TV. The headlining bout included a featherweight fight between UFC veteran Jason Knight and PRIDE veteran Charles Bennett.
Knight (21-6) has experience in glove-less combat, having participated in a pair of hand-to-hand boxing matches under the BKFC banner. He was last in action at iKon Fighting Federation 5 in March, where he defeated Cliff Wright by submission in the second round.
Bennett (30-41-2) has also competed in several unarmed events in the past, his last outing being at BKFC 15 in December. Although “Felony” hasn’t won a professional combat sports bout since 2016, regardless of discipline, he remains one of the fighting game’s most infamous personalities.
The main event didn’t last too long, but it was exciting as long as it lasted.
Bennett landed a punch that knocked Knight to one knee. “Felony’s” second punch caused a cut under Knight’s right eye.
From that point on, everything was knight. He got a pullout, took Bennett’s back, and locked himself in a body triangle. He then sank into a choke in the back which forced Bennett to type moments later.
During his post-fight interview, Knight said he wanted to return to the bigger MMA promotions. “UFC, Bellator, PFL, whatever,” Knight said. “You know I’m looking, call me!” “
In the main co-event of the night, UFC veteran Brok Weaver put on an impressive TKO performance in the second round, then took the mic to deliver an emphatic message to Dana White.
“Dude, listen, if you don’t hurry up and give me my job back, I’m going to make Jorge my permanent boss and fuck everyone,” Weaver exclaimed.
The full results of GFC 1 are below:
Jason Knight def. Charles Bennett via Submission (Naked Rear Choke) – Round 1, 2:04
Brok Weaver def. Cliff Wright via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:38
Joël Bauman beat. Brandon Johnson by KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:00
Wesley Golden has beaten. Javanis Ross via submission (armband) – Round 2, 0:45
Joshua Weems beat. Isaac Ruelas by split decision (30-26, 28-29, 29-28)
Danielle Wynn def. Monica Medina via Submission (Naked Rear Choke) – Round 1, 2:04
Mahmoud Sebie beats. Eric Thompson via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:19
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