‘Knucklemania’ results, LIVE stream fight coverage for BKFC 16 | VanZant vs Hart – MMA Mania

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) darling, Paige VanZant, turns in the four-ounce gloves TONIGHT (Fri., Feb. 5, 2021) when she headlines Bareknuckle Fighting Championship’s (BKFC) latest pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza against promotional regular, Britain Hart.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the “Knucklemania” PPV main card below, which kicks off at 9 p.m. ET right here. The event also features a trio of free “Prelims” bouts on YouTube.

The 26-year-old “12 Gauge” ended her Octagon run last year after a submission loss to Amanda Ribas and now faces a stiff test in the durable Hart, who’s gone 4-4-3 as a professional boxer and 1-2 in the “Squared Circle.” The two losses came via split decision to UFC veteran Bec Rawlings and via cut stoppage to current division standout Christine Ferea. The evening’s best match up comes in the co-feature, which sees Octagon washout turned undefeated (5-0) bareknuckle menace, Johnny Bedford, defend his Bantamweight title against former 20-3 professional boxer Dat Nguyen. In addition, Chris Leben returns to action against Quentin Henry (2-0).

BKFC 16 ‘Knucklemania’ Quick Results:

Paige Van Zant vs. Britain Hart
Johnny Bedford vs. Dat Nguyen
Chris Leben vs. Quentin Henry
Lorenzo Hunt vs. Rob Morrow
Martin Brown vs. Zach Zane
John Chalbeck vs. Greg Bono — Chalbeck def. Bono by KO at 0:20 of Round Three
Haim Gozali vs. John McAllister — Gozali def. McAllister by KO at 1:08 of Round Two
Dillon Cleckler vs. Chris Jensen — Cleckler def. Jensen by KO at 0:24 of Round One
Charisa Sigala vs. Taylor Starling — Starling def. Sigala by unanimous decision (50-43 x2, 49-44)
David Morgan vs. Travis Thompson — Thompson def. Morgan by TKO at 0:22 of Round Two
Jarod Grant vs. Brandon Lambert — Grant def. Lambert by KO at 1:11 of Round Three
Drew Lipton vs. Jeff Bailey —

BKFC 16 ‘Knucklemania’ Round-By-Round Updates:

Featherweight: Paige VanZant vs. Britain Hart

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BKFC Bantamweight Championship: Johnny Bedford vs. Dat Nguyen

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Heavyweight: Chris Leben vs. Quentin Henry

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Light Heavyweight; Lorenzo Hunt vs. Rob Morrow

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Lightweight: Martin Brown vs. Zach Zane

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Featherweight: John Chalbeck vs. Greg Bono

Round one: Quick left hook and right hand from Chalbeck. Bono definitely the less technical of the two. Body shot, 3-2 by Chalbeck. Fast jab. 1-2. Lead right, then a three-punch combo. He shrugs off an overhand right and pours on combinations until Bono goes down. He’s up near the end of the count and Chalbeck continues the barrage. He takes his foot off the gas for a bit, then cracks Bono with right hands. They trade in the clinch. 10-8 Chalbeck.

Round two: Chalbeck working behind the jab, takes a body shot. Good head movement, continuing to taunt. Bono tries overhand rights. Nice uppercuts by Chalbeck, Bono comes back with an overhand, and Chalbeck batters his body in the clinch. Good right around the guard halfway through, clinch. Chalbeck lead uppercut. Bono comes back with a flurry. Counter right by Chalbeck, eats a jab, trades inside. 10-9 Chalbeck.

Round three: Sneaky lead uppercut hurts Bono and Chalbeck follows with a right hook to put him down for the count. Bono looks like something in his face is broken.

Final result: Chalbeck def. Bono by KO


Light Heavyweight: Haim Gozali vs. John McAllister

Round one: McAllister marches right into the clinch, tried to land inside. Extremely aggressive early. Ref separates them again. McAllister continues to advance and spins him around with a lead right. Gozali ties up for a breather. Again a minute in. More clinching. McAllister punching in the clinch. Separation. Flurry from McAllister seems to ding Gozali, who clinches again. Wild exchange. 10-9 McAllister

Round two: Gozali goes back to the clinch, lands some body shots. Good right by McAllister, but Gozali responds with a vicious combination. A right hand sends McAllister to the mat, and while he beats the count, he looks totally compromised. Clinch punches put him down again. He’s up, but McAllister is done.

Final result: Gozali def. McAllister by TKO


Heavyweight: Dillon Cleckler vs. Chris Jensen

Round one: Both men fall short early, then Cleckler knocks him back with a straight right before crushing him with another right to the body. Jensen’s in agony and he doesn’t even come close to beating the count.

Final result: Cleckler def. Jensen by KO


Bantamweight: Charisa Sigala vs. Taylor Starling

Round one: They meet in the center and go Frye-Takayama for a bit before the ref splits them up. Starling already cut. constant exchanges, Sigala seems like the more technical. As I say that, Starling floors her with a right cross halfway through. Sigala beats the count and Starling is all over her. Brutal punches from both women. Sigala landing on the retreat. They clinch before the bell. 10-8 Starling.

Round two: Right back to the close-quarters bruising. Sigala the more technical, Starling finding success with her pressure. Trading in the clinch. Good counter rights from Sigala. Separation. Good 1-2 from Starling halfway through, then another right cross that puts Sigala on her seat. She beats the count again, but is struggling to get out of the way of Starling’s right hand. Clinch. 1-1-2 from Starling. 10-8 Starling.

Round three: The story continues, and there’s another big cross by Starling. Good jabs, big right behind them. The pressure’s working for her. Halfway through. Sigala lands a combo, eats a pair of crosses. Right hands continue to land for Starling. Sigala gets in some nice shots at the end that split Starling’s cut back open. 10-9 Starling.

Round four: Quick close-range exchanges. Sigala having a better round so far. Right hands still connecting for Starling. Halfway through. Big combo by Starling. 1-2 connects. Good jab. 10-9 Starling.

Round five: Sigala lands a right, eats a combo in return. Left hook by Starling on the break. Starling right hand. Three-piece lands a minute in. Another combo behind it. Sigala’s combos aren’t there this round. There’s another right by Starling, eats one in return. Starling forces her back to the ropes for a final exchange. 10-9 Starling.

Final result: Starling def. Sigala by unanimous decision


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