‘It’s not for everyone’ – BKFC 41: Pros react to Mike Perry’s retirement TKO of Luke Rockhold

Pro fighters react to Mike Perry's win over Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41.

By: Lucas Rezende | 1 month ago
‘It’s not for everyone’ – BKFC 41: Pros react to Mike Perry’s retirement TKO of Luke Rockhold
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 4: Mike Perry 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 Icon2304042092

BKFC 41 featured a few well-known former UFC fighters on April 29. While heavyweight fan-favorite Ben Rothwell scored a TKO victory, and former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez beat Chad Mendes via split decision, former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold squared off against Mike Perry in the headliner.

Pros react to Mike Perry’s win at BKFC 41

In the second round of the BKFC 41 main event, Mike Perry finished Luke Rockhold via TKO. After landing a punch that seemed to rock the former middleweight champion, ‘Platinum’ was surprised to see his opponent remove his mouthpiece and seemingly quit the fight after exchanging words with referee Dan Miragliotta. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the match.

Mike Perry is undefeated at BKFC

With the win over Rockhold at BKFC 41, Mike Perry moved to 3-0 in the promotion. In August 2022, the 31-year-old scored a majority decision win over former Bellator’s Michael Page and a unanimous decision win one over Julian Lane before that, in February of the same year.

BKFC 41 results

Mike Perry def. Luke Rockhold by TKO at 1:15 of round 2: Middleweight

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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