BKFC 27 – Michael “Venom” Page makes his bare knuckle debut against Mike “Platinum” Perry

BKFC make their UK debut on Saturday, August 20th, as they take over London’s Wembley Arena with a massive headline bout, as local hero Michael “Venom” Page takes on former UFC fighter Mike “Platinum” Perry.


BKFC make their UK debut on Saturday, August 20th, as they take over London’s Wembley Arena with a massive headline bout, as local hero Michael “Venom” Page takes on former UFC fighter Mike “Platinum” Perry.

Bellator MMA has undoubtedly done BKFC a massive favour by lending “MVP” to BKFC for this event. The knockout artist has considerable drawing power and ticket selling ability, given his brash style and outgoing personality.

Not only this, but by lending Page to BKFC for their London event, they will have undoubtedly made things harder for PFL, as they head to London on Saturday too for their first card in the city, with fans now being forced to pick between the pair.

Style wise, little is known about what Page could bring to the ring on Saturday. The Londoner has never fought without gloves before but has previously boxed with a pro record of 2-0, both wins coming by knockout. “Venom” has also shown one punch knockout power inside the cage, luring opponents onto his sniper like a right cross, sending them to the mat, but MMA and bare knuckle boxing are two very different beasts.

Page will also have to contend with the brazen style of Perry, a fighter who only has forward gears and will try to take the bout into his wheelhouse, bringing Page into a brawl at every possible opportunity.

The American is no slouch, having won his last BKFC bout against Julian “Let Me Bang Bro” Lane (a former TUF contestant) and winning 11 of his 14 MMA bouts by KO.

This is the perfect fight to headline BKFC’s UK debut, a well known home town fighter against a well known American brawler, in what could potentially be a fantastic scrap.

On a slightly sour note, Paige Van Zant, who was scheduled to fight in Saturday’s co-main event, will no longer be on the card.

The former UFC fighter who has recently ventured into bare knuckle boxing and pro wrestling revealed that the decision not to fight wasn’t hers and that she was pulled from the fight with Charisa Sigala earlier this week for undisclosed reasons, stating she was disappointed to not be able to compete.

The rest of the BKFC card looks to have some fun fights, with notable names like Tyler Goodjohn, who made a name for himself in BKB with his aggressive style competing on the undercard, and former Cage Warriors lightweight champion and UFC fighter, Chris Fishgold, also making his first appearance for BKFC.

BKFC 27 can be watched via BKFC’s APP with a monthly subscription for $4.99, allowing fans to watch every fight the promotion puts on.

UFC 189 World Championship Tour Embedded: Ep 9 ‘As a Champion, you have to promote the fight well’ Jose Aldo


 

On Episode 9 of UFC 189 World Championship Tour Embedded, featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor cross the pond to London, England.

Jose Aldo UFC 189 World Championship Tour

 

 

Aldo cheers on his countrymen to victory in a soccer game at Emirates Stadium, both men visit the London Eye and the two face off once more at a tension-filled press conference.

 

Tickets for UFC 189 are now on sale at UFCFIGHTWEEK.com.

 

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UFC Fight Night 37 Weigh-in Results and pictures


UFC Fight Night 37 and all fighters officially weighed in today [Friday] in London. All fighters made weight without any second attempts.

Main Card Fights [BTSport, Channel 5 and UFC Fight Pass]

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Alexander Gustafsson (204) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)

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Michael Johnson (155) vs. Melvin Guillard (156)

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Brad Pickett (125) vs. Neil Seery (125)

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Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Omari Akhmedov (170)

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Preliminary Fights [BTSport (Delayed viewing) and UFC Fight Pass]

Cyrille Diabate (205) vs. Ilir Latifi (205)

Luke Barnatt (186) vs. Mats Nilsson (184)

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Brad Scott (186) vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva (185)

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Davey Grant (136) vs. Roland Delorme (134)

Igor Araujo (171) vs. Danny Mitchell (170)

Phil Harris (125) vs. Louis Gaudinot (126)

UFC Fight Night 37 Start Times:
Preliminary Fights on UFC Fight Pass: 5.30 pm UK 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
BTSports 7.30pm UK Only Delayed Viewing
Main Card on BTSports 7.30pm UK Only Channel 5 9.30pm UK only and UFC Fight Pass: 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m PT

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