‘A freaking dog’ – BKFC 41: Pros react to Eddie Alvarez’s thrilling win over Chad Mendes

Pros react to Eddie Alvarez's win over Chad Mendes at BKFC 41.

By: Lucas Rezende | 1 month ago
‘A freaking dog’ – BKFC 41: Pros react to Eddie Alvarez’s thrilling win over Chad Mendes
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 4: Eddie Alvarez attends the BKFC 41 official pre-fight press conference, PK, Pressekonferenz on April 4, 2023, at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire BOXING: APR 04 BKFC 41 Press Conference Icon2304042098

BKFC 41 featured a few well-known former UFC fighters on April 29. While heavyweight fan-favorite Ben Rothwell scored a TKO victory, former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez squared off against Chad Mendes in the co-main event and former middleweight title-holder is still expected to face Mike Perry in the headliner.

Pros react to Eddie Alvarez’s win at BKCF 41

In the co-main event, Eddie Alvarez defeated Chad Mendes via split decision at BKFC 41. Though both men were able to knock down their opponents twice in the five rounds of the fight, it was the former UFC and Bellator champion who had his hand raised at the of the fight. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the co-main event.

BKFC 41 marked Eddie Alvarez’s first boxing bout

Prior to BKFC 41, former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (30-8-2 NC) had no experience in the sport. Most recently, the 39-year-old dropped a unanimous decision to Ok Rae Yoon in his last outing, at ONE on TNT 4, in April 2021. His latest win took place in August 2019, when Eddie Alvarez defeated Eduard Folayang via submission.

BKFC 41 results

Eddie Alvarez def. Chad Mendes by split decision (47-46 x2, 46-47): 165-pounds

Christine Ferea def. Bec Rawlings by TKO at the conclusion of round 2: Flyweight Title

Ben Rothwell def. Josh Copeland by TKO at the conclusion of round 3: Heavyweight

Chris Camozzi def. Dan Spohn by KO at conclusion of round 1: Light Heavyweight

Brandon Girtz def. Christian Torres by KO at 1:10 of round 1: 165-pounds

James Brown def. Mike Alvarado by TKO at the conclusion of orund 2: Lightweight

Khortni Kamyron vs. Gabrielle Roman is a majority draw (48-46, 47-47 x2): 140-pounds

Marcus Edwards def. Jay Jackson by KO conclusion of round 1: 180-pounds

Dillion Winemiller def. Matthew Maestas by KO at :07 of round 1: Middleweigh

Mitch Seybold def. Jack Willoughby by TKO at 1:23 of round 1: Lightweight

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Lucas Rezende
Lucas Rezende

Lucas Rezende is a Brazilian journalist and writer from Belem, Para. He has been covering MMA since 2012 and contributing with Bloody Elbow since March 2015. When not writing, Lucas also teaches English. In his free time, he enjoys reading, slapping the bass guitar and traveling.

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