Joey Beltran (Phil Lambert/Combat Press)

BKFC 18 Results: Beltran, Lombard, Alves and Palomino Leave with Belts

On Saturday, June 26, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship hosted BKFC 18: Beltran vs. Shewmaker from Miami.

The event featured four title fights. In the headliner, Joey Beltran battled Sam Shewmaker for the heavyweight title. The co-main event pitted Hector Lombard against Joe Riggs for the cruiserweight belt. UFC alum Thiago Alves took on knockout artist Ulysses Diaz for the middleweight strap. Finally, Luis Palomino faced Tyler Goodjohn for featherweight gold.

The night’s preliminary card aired live and free at 8 p.m. ET. The main card followed live below via Fite TV pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET.


Joey Beltran def. Sam Shewmaker by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) – for heavyweight title
Hector Lombard def. Joe Riggs by TKO (eye injury). Round 4, 1:07 – for cruiserweight title
Thiago Alves def. Ulysses Diaz by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 3, 2:00 – for middleweight title
Luis Palomino def. Tyler Goodjohn by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for featherweight title
Pearl Gonzalez def. Charisa Sigala by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Julian Lane def. Jake Bostwick by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-43, 48-45)
Jarod Grant def. Travis Thompson by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 4, 0:35
Eddie Hoch def. Bruce Lutchmedial by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Steve Herelius def. Juan Torres by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Francesco Ricchi def. Brian Maxwell by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:25
Montaser Aboughaly def. Luke Parsons by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:34
Josh “Famez” Alvarez def. Paul Teague by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:17
Yosdenis Cedeno def. Alan Arzeno by split decision (46-49, 49-46, 49-46)
Eduardo Concepcion def. Gabe Brown by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:05