Pros react after Mike Perry defeats Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41

By Chris Taylor - April 29, 2023

Tonight’s BKFC 41 event was headlined by a highly anticipated fight between Mike Perry and Luke Rockhold.

Mike Perry, Triad Combat, Michael Seals, Triller

Perry (14-8 MMA, 3-0 BKFC) was returning to action for the first time since defeating Michael Page last August at BKFC London. ‘Platinum’ had gone a perfect 2-0 to start his Bare Knuckle Boxing career and was confident that the former UFC middleweight champion would be his next victim in the sport.

Meanwhile, Luke Rockhold (16-6 MMA, 0-1 BKFC) was making his Bare Knuckle Boxing debut this evening. ‘Rocky’ ended his UFC tenure on a three-fight losing streak, his latest fight coming against Paulo Costa in August of last year. Rockhold later asked for and was granted his release from the promotion, allowing the California native to sign a lucrative one-fight deal with BKFC.

Tonight’s ‘Perry vs. Rockhold’ main event did not result in the jaw dropping finish most fight fans were hoping for. After a wild opening round, which saw both Mike Perry and Luke Rockhold gets wobbled, the fight ended abruptly in round number two. Rockhold was seen talking to the referee and appeared to say something was wrong, like he had suffered an injury. Big Dan stepped in and waved off the bout, much to the confusion of everyone, even Perry.

Official BKFC 41 Result: Mike Perry def. Luke Rockhold via TKO in Round 2

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Perry vs. Rockhold’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Mike Perry defeating Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41:

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