WBKFF 1: Leben vs. Baroni – Results
Ironically enough, this year has seen a resurgence of the type of pure striking-oriented combat the sport began with decades ago. As bare-knuckle boxing events have become very prominent in the combat sports world this past year.
World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation – WBKFF – will hold it’s debut show tonight, live from Casper, Wyoming.
WBKFF 1: Rise of the Titans will be headlined by name veterans in the form of Chris “The Crippler” Leben and “The New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni. In the co-main event, former UFC Welterweight Champion, Johny Hendricks, faces Dakota Cochrane.
The card will also feature the start of a WBKFF Lightweight Tournament featuring names like Estevan Payan, Robbie Peralta, and Mike Bronzoulis. The winner of the aforementioned tournament will receive $100,000. Also on the show, Josh Neer, Marcelo Alfaya, and more.
Update: Payan ruled unfit to fight. His opponent, Mike Bronzoulis, will move on to the next round of the tournament.
WBKFF Light Heavyweight Championship:
Chris Leben def. Phil Baroni via KO (Punch) in Round 1
WBKFF Middleweight Championship:
Dakota Cochrane def. Johny Hendricks via KO (Punch) in Round 2
Julian Lane def. Joey Angelo via Split Decision (47-48, 49-46, 49-46)
Christina Marks def. Jasmine Clarkson via TKO (Punches) in Round 2
Robbie Peralta def. Jay Cucciniello via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Leon Mynhardt def. Nick Gonzalez via Standing TKO (Punches) in Round 2
Josh Neer def. Mike Alderete via TKO (Retirement) in Round 3
Joey Munoz def. Marcelo Alfaya via Majority Decision (47-47, 48-47, 48-46)