By MMA Junkie Workers |
February 16, 2021 8: 00 pm
Unique off one in every of the largest occasions in company history, Naked Knuckle FC returns to motion on March 19 for a strive in opposition to card headlined with a competitor nicely-remembered for all-motion brawls at some stage in his MMA occupation.
All the way thru a six-year dawdle within the WEC and UFC, the frail WEC featherweight title challenger won six “Wrestle of the Night” bonuses and one “Knockout of the Night,” including a ruin up-decision victory over Chan Sung Jung at WEC 48 which is continuously title-checked amongst the glorious fights in MMA history.
Garcia made his BKFC debut in February 2019 and earned a second-round enact of Julian Lane, then misplaced to Jim Alers in a bout six months later. His opponent, Elmore, is a regional MMA vet with a knockout elevate over Jerrid Burke at Bellator 88 in his sole principal-league look. He’s 2-0 in BKFC.
The co-characteristic bout for the pay-per-secure match is a bantamweight matchup between 46-year-extinct frail WBO junior welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley and BKFC mainstay Reggie Barnett Jr.
“Leonard Garcia in opposition to Joe Elmore is an staunch noxious-blood match and ultimate for our principal match,” BKFC president David Feldman said. “Both guys own wanted to strive in opposition to every assorted for a actually very long time and both own promised to enact the loads of in striking vogue. DeMarcus Corley is a frail world champion boxer who has fought assorted good names over the final twenty years and absolutely shall be tested by Reggie Barnett Jr. who is labored as much as welcome him to BKFC.”