Omaha, NE: Friday night in front a massive hometown crowd of supporters, Houston ‘The Assassin’ Alexander, (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a second-round stoppage of former BKFC Heavyweight World Champion Joey ‘The Mexicutioner’ Beltran, (5-4-1, 2 KOs), in the main event of BKFC-33 at the Liberty First Credit Union Arena in Omaha, NE. Beltran vs. Alexander headlined an outstanding night of bare-knuckle action presented by Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion.
Following an evenly fought first round, Alexander overwhelmed Beltran with a barrage of power shots earning the stoppage in the second stanza at the time of 0:38 as the stadium full of his supporters roared with approval for the local favorite. The cruiserweight bout was Beltran’s first in the lower weight division.
Co-featured in the lightweight division, longtime UFC and Bellator veteran Kevin ‘Crash’ Croom, (1-0, 1 KO), of Kansas City, MO made his triumphant entry into BKFC with a second round (1:26) knockout of Sean ‘P.Town’ Wilson, (2-1), of Omaha, NE.
Fighting in the welterweight division in an outstanding two-way battle, Carlos Trinidad-Snake, (3-0, 2 KOs), of Omaha, NE continued his torrid path in BKFC, winning a unanimous decision over Rynell Riley, (1-2). Scores were 48-45, 48-45 and 47-46.
Local favorite, middleweight Dakota Cochrane, (3-2, 2 KOs), got back in the winner’s column with a well-earned fifth-round stoppage (0:35) of Eduardo Peralta, (0-1), of Kansas.
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In the lightweight division, South Africa’s Tommy Strydom quickly impressed in his BKFC debut, knocking out Omaha native Cody Land, (1-2, 1 KO), in the second round. Time of the stoppage was the 1:51 mark.
Fighting in the middleweight division, popular local favorite, Alonzo ‘AAA’ Martinez, (1-0), was victorious in his BKFC debut with a unanimous decision over Jordan ‘Haymaker’ Christensen, (1-3), of Las Vegas, NV. Scores at the end of the five rounds of action were 50-44, 49-44, 49-44.
In an action-packed lightweight undercard fight featuring four knockdowns, Drako ‘The Great Drakoline’ Rodriguez, (1-0, 1 KO), of Sioux City, IA turned heads in his BKFC debut, surviving an early knockdown to drop the valiant Will Shutt, (1-3), of Des Moines, IA three times towards the stoppage victory at the 0:51 mark of the third stanza.
Headlining the prelims in a women’s bantamweight clash, BKFC debuting Sarah ‘TNT’ Shell, (1-0, 1 KO), of Omaha, NE displayed excellent bare-knuckle technique and powerful hands, knocking down the fearless Audra ‘AK-47’ Cummings, (0-2), of Mississippi twice earning the stoppage at the 1:08 of round two.
In the super lightweight division, Iowa’s Brandon Meyer, (1-0, 1 KO), stopped Shaine ‘Skleator’ Moffit, (0-1), of Farmington, MO with a blistering right hand ending the fight in the first round (1:03).
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