BKFC 41 results and video highlights: Eddie Alvarez wins split nod in war with Chad Mendes

Check out the full fight video highlights of Eddie Alvarez vs. Chad Mendes from the BKFC 41 main event.

By: Eddie Mercado | 1 month ago
BKFC 41 results and video highlights: Eddie Alvarez wins split nod in war with Chad Mendes
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 4: L-R Chad Mendes and Eddie Alvarez face off at 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 Icon2304042122

The co-main event for BKFC 41 witnessed former UFC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, take a split decision in a fun war with former UFC featherweight title challenger, Chad Mendes. This fight delivered as advertised!

We got knockdowns on the side of Mendes. We got knockdowns on the side of Alvarez. Both fighters came to wage war, and both men shed blood for the cause. This fight could have gone either way, but it was Eddie’s day to walk away victorious. After the match, Mendes announced that he is stepping away from competition.

Check out our description of the BKFC 41 main event

Mendes pressed the action right away, but after Alvarez returned a flurry Chad backed up a bit. Eddie started to come forward, but Mendes was countering. A cut formed around the right eye of Mendes before the end of the round.

The second round opened up with Mendes dropping Alvarez, to which the former UFC answered the 8-count. Alvarez went back to pressuring, but Mendes was still launching hard counters. This was a strong round for Chad.

Alvarez returned the favor to begin the third act, by dropping Mendes, who answered the 8-count. The rest of this round was a bit tentative. Mendes tried to steal back the round, but Eddie pumped his jab till the bell.

The fighters started swinging right away to open the fourth frame, and both men were connecting. As the round went on, Mendes began getting the better of the exchanges. He was using his jab to disrupt Eddie’s rhythm, and then would bring something with a little more heat.

Alvarez pushed the pace to start the final round. He was going after Chad with urgency, and was landing. He continued to pour it on, overwhelming Mendes until he dropped to a knee. Somehow, Mendes stood to his feet, and then clobbered Alvarez with a haymaker that dropped him. What a crazy ending!

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

BKFC 41 highlights

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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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