Jason Knight clipped early, taps Charles Bennett in first round

Jorge Masvidal’s bareknuckle Mixed Martial Arts promo Gamebred Battling Champion held its inaugural occasion on Friday night.

Masvidal introduced the bareknuckle Mixed Martial Arts promo in April, with the pledge of bringing interesting battles to the cage.

“All dogs is what I’m looking for,” Masvidal stated throughout the broadcast. “This is the one the pretty boys and the good athletes might want to sit out because you’re gonna get tested here.”

The occasion happened at the Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, Miss., airing on Fite TELEVISION. The headlining bout included a featherweight battle in between UFC veteran Jason Knight and PRIDE veteran Charles Bennett.

Knight (21-6) has experience in combating without gloves, having actually contended in a set of bareknuckle boxing bouts under the BKFC banner. He was last in action at iKon Battling Federation 5 in March, where he beat Cliff Wright through submission in the 2nd round.

Bennett (30-41-2) has actually likewise contended in several bareknuckle occasions in the past, with his newest getaway happening at BKFC 15 in December. Although “Felony” has actually not won an expert battle sports bout considering that 2016, despite discipline, he stays among the most notorious characters in the battle video game.

The main event didn’t last too long, but it was exciting while it lasted.

Bennett landed a stinging punch that caused Knight to drop to one knee. The second punch “Felony” landed caused a cut under Knight’s right eye.

From that point, it was all Knight. He secured a takedown, took Bennett’s back, and locked in a body triangle. He then sunk in a rear-naked choke that forced Bennett to tap moments later.

During his post-battle interview, Knight said he wanted to get back to the bigger MMA promotions. “UFC, Bellator, PFL, whoever,” Knight stated. “You know that I’m lookin’, call me!”

In the co-centerpiece of the evening, UFC veteran Brok Weaver turned in an impressive 2nd-round TKO efficiency and after that required to the mic to provide an emphatic message to Dana White.

“Man, look, if you don’t hurry up and give me my job back, I’m gonna make Jorge my permanent boss and I’m gonna bloody these knuckles up on everybody,” Weaver exclaimed.

The complete outcomes of GFC 1 are listed below:

  • Jason Knight def. Charles Bennett through submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:04

  • Brok Weaver def. Cliff Wright through TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:38

  • Joel Bauman def. Brandon Johnson through knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:00

  • Wesley Golden def. Javanis Ross through submission (armbar) – Round 2, 0:45

  • Joshua Weems def. Isaac Ruelas through split choice (30-26, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Danielle Wynn def. Monica Medina through submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:04

  • Mahmoud Sebie def. Eric Thompson through TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:19

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.