Diego Sanchez meets Austin Trout at KnuckleMania 3 in Albuquerque, NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports’ Promotion, returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico with KnuckleMania 3 on Friday, February 17 at the Tingley Coliseum.

This event will be headlined by the highly anticipated BKFC Light Heavyweight World Championship Unification between ‘Double Champ’ Lorenzo ‘The Juggernaut’ Hunt, (8-1-0, 7 KOs), of St. Augustine, Florida, and BKFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Mike ‘The Marine’ Richman, (4-0-0, 4 KOs), of Rosemount, Minnesota.

BKFC announced that Diego Sanchez fighting out of Albuquerque, NM will be taking on Austin Trout fighting out of Las Cruces, NM. Both fighters will be making their BKFC debut come February 17th.

Sanchez has competed once in MMA since his UFC departure back in 2021. He fought under the Eagle FC banner at EFC 46 but did lose this fight against Kevin Lee. Sanchez’s last MMA win was against Michel Pereira due to an illegal Knee in the third round at UFC on ESPN+ 25.

Trout is a former WBA light middleweight champion with a 35-5 record. He signed with BKFC back in November and is on a five-fight winning streak in professional boxing. Trout has beaten two of his last five opponents. He won his last fight against Alejandro Davila on August 13, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 10-round contest.

KnuckleMania 3 will be held at Tingley Coliseum located at 300 San Pedro Drive, Albuquerque, NM. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m. local time. The event will also be broadcast internationally on the New BKFC App.

BKFC KNUCKLEMANIA 3 Fight Card (so far):


  • Lorenzo The Juggernaut Hunt vs Mike The Marine Richman
  • Wil The Brown Bomber Santiago vs Noah Cutter
  • Jayme ATOMBOMB Hinshaw vs Charisa Sigala
  • Nick Gonzalez vs Lardy Navarro
  • Joshua Moreno vs Christian Torres
  • Chevvy Wild Man Bridges vs Kevin Crash Croom
  • Diego Sanchez vs Austin Trout


  • Eric Thuggy Bear Dodson vs Gene Perez
  • Anthony Sanchez vs Derek Perez

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