Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred FC is just over two weeks away, and the June 18 card continues to grow.
On Monday, Masvidal himself announced the co-main event of the bare-knuckle MMA venture: Brok Weaver, former UFC talent, will take on ex-LFA alum Brandon Jenkins. The pair join the previously announced main event of Jason Knight vs. Charles Bennett.
Weaver (16-6) earned his way into the UFC thanks to a 2019 showing on Dana White’s Contender Series. “Chata Tuska” won his octagon debut in February 2020, but not in the fashion he was hoping. Instead, Weaver took home a DQ win thanks to an illegal Rodrigo Vargas upkick. After losing his next two bouts, Weaver was shown the door, though he bounced back with a win at iKon 6 last month.
In 2018, prior to his UFC run, Weaver dabbled in bare knuckle boxing, dropping a decision to Joe Riggs.
Jenkins (14-7) is an LFA veteran most recently fighting for Caged Aggression, with a two-fight win streak under their banner. Interestingly enough, he and Weaver have fought once before, in an amateur contest in 2013. Weaver got the better of his opponent that night.
Gamebred FC sees Masvidal looking back to his roots, to his backyard fighting days, to put a new twist on MMA. Whether it catches hold with fans remains to be seen. The inaugural event for the promotion takes place June 18 in Biloxi, Mississippi, airing live on BKTVApp.com.