BFL 53 is setting up to become one of the most stacked fight cards in British Columbia history. Veteran B.C. fighter, Hardeep Singh returns after a six year hiatus against Alberta’s Keegan Oliver.
Hardeep Singh returns after long layoff
Battlefield Fight League President Jay Golshani announced plans for Singh a few days ago. On Tuesday afternoon, he gave MMASucka.com the details of his bout.
Singh (9-3) has not fought since November 2012, when he lost to Tom McKenna at Super Fight League 8. He hung up the gloves to pursue other ventures. Prior to the last two losses on his record, Singh was on a five-fight winning streak, with four of those victories being stoppages.
“At 43-years-old, life is so different now and I see it in such a different light,” Singh told MMASucka.com. “I’d be ashamed to die if I never tried to make the whole world a better place than when I came into it.”
The Universal MMA and Franco Kickboxing/Pankration (FKP MMA) product will be taking to the cage and fighting for charity. In fact, he will be donating all of the money made from this fight to animals in need.
Singh will be fighting for those without a voice
“I already give money to help, but it’s just not enough,” said Singh. “I will give my blood, sweat, pain and soul away to help.”
The MMA veteran does not have to fight, but he wants to and he has a reason to.
“I have a really good life outside of fighting and I don’t need to do it, but I do need to help those without a voice.”
Oliver (6-6) got his pro career started one year after Singh last fought. The 28-year-old started off his career on a three-fight losing skid, but went on to win his next two. He has fought three times in 2017 and is 2-1 this calendar year.
Other fights expected for the BFL 53 fight card are Jamie Smyth vs. Caio Machado, Jamie Siraj vs. Radley Da Silva and James Foster vs. an unnamed opponent. The promotion is also hoping to put a bout together with two undefeated fighters, Achilles Estremadura and Alexi Argyriou.
BFL 53 goes down on Jan. 13, 2018 from the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia.