Tyler Goodjohn returns August 20 against James Lilley at BKFC 27


The sport of bare knuckle fighting has grown tremendously over the past four years since it finally arrived here in the United States, primarily the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, or better known as BKFC.

They’ve done a great job signing a number of mixed martial arts legends, and they also have plenty of homegrown talent actively rising through the ranks.

BKFC also recruits unknown mixed martial artists looking to make a name for themselves, as well as former professional boxers who want to try their hand at a new sport.

This brings us to a recent booking between former professional boxer Tyler Goodjohn and his opponent, MMA veteran James Lilley.

This fight is scheduled to take place on August 20, 2022 at BKFC 27, live from the OVO Arena in London, England.

Goodjohn went 13-5 as a professional boxer, before getting his start in Bare Knuckle Boxing (BKB) and then coming to BKFC. Since the start of that journey, Goodjohn has gone 3-1, most recently losing to BKFC lightweight champion Luis Palomino in June last year when he challenged for the title.

Many thought Goodjohn was the greatest bare-knuckle boxer in the world in this fight, but it was clear he had some adjustments to make after this loss.

James Lilley, meanwhile, had 11 MMA fights, going 5-6, before turning to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, where he’s gone 1-0 so far with his victory by 40 seconds by KO earlier this year in April.

You would think this is a perfect match for Goodjohn to get back on track, to get back to his winning ways; or it’s the perfect chance for an unknown to really shine with a victory over a big name in the sport.

Who do you see coming out on top in this lightweight contest at BKFC 27? Will it be Tyler Goodjohn or James Lilley?

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