BKFC free full-fight replay: Mike Perry victorious in bare knuckle fight versus MVP

Free full fight replay - watch Mike Perry get his hand raised at BKFC 27.

By: Tim Bissell | 1 month ago
BKFC free full-fight replay: Mike Perry victorious in bare knuckle fight versus MVP
Mike Perry after his win at BKFC 27. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships / YouTube.

BKFC 41 goes live tonight in Denver, CO featuring a main event of Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold. Before that, though, you can watch Perry’s last fight for free.

For tonight’s show, you can check out the rest of the card here. The event is live on pay-per-view via Fite.TV for $39.99 and starts at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

Free replay – BKFC 41’s Mike Perry’s last bout

Perry last fought at BKFC 27 in 2022. There he met Bellator star Michael ‘Venom’ Page. The pair went the distance and put on the type of fight BKFC fans have come to expect. The fight ended in a majority decision win for ‘Platinum’ Perry.

You can watch the entire fight below, for free.

Mike Perry’s full fight replay with Michael ‘Venom’ Page

Perry faces Luke Rockhold tonight at BKFC 41

Tonight’s BKFC 41 will be the promotional debut for Luke Rockhold, who has never competed in bare knuckle boxing. Rockhold comes to this sport after fighting out his UFC contract last summer with a pretty gross loss to Paulo Costa. Rockhold retired from MMA after that fight with a 16-6 record. Five of his six pro losses are by TKO or KO, including devastating stoppages to Jan Blachowicz, Yoel Romero and Mike Bisping (which cost him the UFC middleweight title).

Perry vs. Rockhold predictions

Curious about who we think will win between Mike Perry and Luke Rockhold? Well, check out our BKFC 41 staff picks and predictions where we tackle that bout as well as Chad Mendes vs. Eddie Alvarez and Bec Rodriguez vs. Christine Ferea.

Here’s how see the main event panning out:

Victor Rodriguez: Man, look: if there’s one thing I trust Mike Perry to do, it’s throw hands recklessly. That is pure Florida convict energy in each shot he throws. Meanwhile, Luke’s been dropped a bunch and knocked out, plus he’s been in and out playing footsie with being gone for good from combat sports for way too long.

That kind of attitude gets you punished badly, and I gotta trust the guy with the better chin that also knows what it’s like to be in the fire of bare knuckle fights against a guy dipping his toes in the game after a bunch of “will he/wont’ he” and a ton of pre-existing damage. Great on name value, but a terrible matchup. Mike Perry by knockout, round 2

Tim Bissell: I don’t know who convinced Luke to do this, but whoever did is not his friend. And if this is completely his own idea – yikes. I don’t think anyone with a history of being starched like he has (5 of 6 losses by knockout) should be allowed to do this. He’s bigger and more athletic than Perry, sure, and he can move his body more gracefully, too, but in this kind of fight, none of that is going to matter. He’s going to get hit. A lot. Perry is ferocious and really does not give a f**k about being hit.

He’s going eat one to land one, but I think he’ll be able to shrug off whatever Rockhold puts on him. Sadly, I don’t see Rockhold being able to last long and we’re going to see him slumped in the corner, eyes glazed over and jaw sagging like we’ve already seen too many times before. Mike Perry by KO, round 1.

Zane Simon: Luke Rockhold’s last UFC bout went a long way to proving that the former Strikforce and UFC champ isn’t nearly as done as I thought he was. It did not, however, go a long way to making me feel that he’s going to be some kind of shining success as a late-career boxer. Mike Perry was always made for bare knuckle, it’s his arena to shine and I expect him to continue finding good success there. Size difference be damned, Mike Perry via decision.

Eddie Mercado: This would be Luke’s worst loss since Tony Rubalcava back in 2007, so I’m going to try and talk myself into picking Luke. Perry is used to fighting at 170-pounds, so Rockhold is going to be the larger man out there. If Rockhold stays long and can splatter the nose of Perry with his jab, then I think he could actually pull this one out. Luke Rockhold by decision.

Stephie Haynes: I can’t erase the image of Mike Perry having such a hard fight with Julian Lane from my memory banks enough to think he just runs off with this fight. I know Luke hasn’t looked great in recent years but his fight with Costa went better than I expected, even in a lopsided defeat. I think I’m gonna live dangerously and go with Rockhold by decision.

Staff picking Perry: Victor, Bissell, Lucas, Kristen, Dayne, Zane 

Staff picking Rockhold: Eddie, Stephie, Chris

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Tim Bissell
Tim Bissell

Tim Bissell is a writer, editor and deputy site manager for Bloody Elbow. He has covered combat sports since 2015. Tim covers news and events and has also written longform and investigative pieces. Among Tim's specialties are the intersections between crime and combat sports. Tim has also covered head trauma, concussions and CTE in great detail.

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