Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

Bare Knuckle FC Results: Rodriguez, Rawlings Victorious in Promotion’s Inaugural Event

On Saturday, June 2, the inaugural Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship took place at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center from Cheyenne, Wyo.

In the evening’s main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez fought Lewis Rumsey.

In the night’s heavyweight tournament action, GLORY veteran Maurice Jackson took on Hawaiian Dale Sopi, Missouri’s Sam Shewmaker faced Bellator veteran Eric Prindle, and Arnold Adams battled World Series of Fighting veteran D.J. Linderman.


On the main card, UFC veteran Bec Rawlings met pro boxer Alma Garcia, Alaska FC heavyweight champ Tony Lopez took on UFC and Bellator veteran Joey Beltran, and UFC veterans Johnny Bedford and Estevan Payan met Nick Mamalis and Omar Avelar, respectively.

The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on Combat Press via Fite TV.

Ricco Rodriguez def. Lewis Rumsey by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)
Bec Rawlings def. Alma Garcia by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 2:00
Sam Shewmaker def. Eric Prindle by knockout (overhand right). Round 1, 0:18
Arnold Adams def. D.J. Linderman by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 2:00
Maurice Jackson def. Dale Sopi by knockout. Round 1, 1:10
Reggie Barnett def. Travis Thompson by unanimous decision
Johnny Bedford def. Nick Mamalis by TKO. Round 2, 1:41
Estevan Payan def. Omar Avelar by knockout. Round 1, 1:57
Joey Beltran def. Tony Lopez by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46)
Bobby Gunn def. Marcelo Tavares by knockout. Round 1, 0:41