Seemingly constantly growing in popularity, BareKnuckle FC was back in action on Saturday with BKFC 40, going down in Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Continuing the promotion’s push towards international expansion, BKFC 40 featured a light heavyweight headliner, with a pair of undefeated bareknuckle fighters in the main event, as U.K. natives Anthony Holmes and Danny Christie threw down.
Holmes boasted four wins under the BKFC banner ahead of Saturday’s card, with one draw. Christie had competed twice previously for the organization — finishing both fights.
Given those perfect records, there was a very good chance the winner of Saturday night’s main event would position themselves for a potential title shot moving forward (and the UK light heavyweight title was on the line Saturday).
BKFC 40 takes place at Planet Ice Leeds in Leeds, U.K. on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Full results from the event, which airs live on the BKFC App, can be found below.
BKFC 40: Holmes vs. Christie Results
Danny Christie def. Anthony Holmes by TKO, Round 4 — for the BKFC UK light heavyweight title
Franco Tenaglia def. Luke Nevin by TKO, Round 4
Rico Franco def. Axel Birbes by TKO, Round 2, 1:07
Conor Cook def. Robbie Kennedy by TKO, Round 4, 1:56
Tom Scott def. Damian Gorski by TKO, Round 4, 1:44
Jonny Graham def. Will Cairns by TKO, Round 1, 1:33
David Oscar def. Lee Browne by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-47)
Morgan Starkey def. Marius Radoi by TKO, Round 1, 0:23
Bartlomiej Krol def. Ash Griffiths by TKO, Round 1, 1:04
Rob Cunningham def. Wain Morgan by TKO, Round 2, 1:03
Aaron Blakey def. Naff Higson by TKO, Round 1, 0:50