Former UFC title challenger Chad Mendes is set to meet ‘Famez’ in his BKFC debut at next month’s ‘KnuckleMania 2’ event.
Mendes (18-5 MMA), a former three-time UFC title challenger, announced his retirement from mixed martial arts following a TKO loss to Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232.
After two and a half years out of combat, “Money” announced last August that he would be ending his retirement to sign with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
Yesterday, BKFC announced the instagram that Chad Mendes’ first fight with the promotion would come against Joshua “Famez” Alvarez at February’s “KnuckleMania 2” event.
“KnuckleMania 2” is set to take place on February 19 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Over his fourteen-fight UFC career, Mendes amassed a 9-5 record that included stoppage wins over Myles Jury, Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins and Cody McKenzie. ‘Money’ definitely has heavy hands, so it will be interesting to see if he can find success in the BKFC ring.
Meanwhile, Joshuah Alvarez went 1-1 in Bare Knuckle Fights. ‘Famez’ recently competed at BKFC 22 where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Arthur Walcott-Ceesay.
“KnuckleMania 2” is set to be headlined by a highly anticipated grudge match between former UFC fighters Mike Perry and Julian Lane.
This will mark the official in-ring debut of “Platinum” since signing for BKFC. Perry recently entered a competition in November where he was able to defeat Michael Seals in a thrilling Triad Combat affair.
Lane, meanwhile, is a seasoned BKFC veteran and holds a 2-4 record with the promotion. His last outing came in October when he was a unanimous decision loser to David Rickels.
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