BKFC 43: Alexander vs. Smith Full Results

Jeremy Smith and Houston Alexander, BKFC 43
Jeremy Smith and Houston Alexander, BKFC 43 weigh-in Credit: BKFC

If you’ve followed MMA for any amount of time, then you’re no doubt familiar with UFC vet Houston Alexander. Starting his combat sports career in 2001, Alexander landed in the UFC six years later, and even wound up fighting the late Kimbo Slice, in one of the Youtube/backyard fighting star’s two bouts in the promotion.

Over twenty years later, with stops in Bellator and KSW among others, Alexander now calls BKFC home, and has put together a 3-0 record under the bareknuckle outfit’s banner. On Friday night, he was set to throw down with Jeremy Smith in the cruiserweight main event of BKFC 43 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Going down at the Liberty First Credit Union Arena, BKFC 43 also featured well-travelled MMA vet Dakota Cochrane in the co-main event, looking to build on his 4-2 record in BKB against Noah Cutter. Jade Wong and Taylor Starling were also in action, while UFC alum Jimmie Rivera faced Bekhzod Usmonov. Fighting to a draw in his bareknuckle debut last year, Rivera was still in search of his first win in BKFC.

BKFC 43: Alexander vs. Smith Results

Main Card

Houston Alexander def. Jeremy Smith by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-46)
Dakota Cochrane def. Noah Cutter by KO, Round 1, 0:56
Jimmie Rivera def. Bekhzod Usmonov by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Sean Wilson def. Brandon Meyer by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
Alonzo Martinez def. Jeremy Sauceda by TKO, Round 4, 2:00
Carlos Trinidad def. Elvin Leon Brito by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 49-45)
Ryan Braun def. Andrew Potter by KO, Round 1, 0:17
Jade Wong def. Taylor Starling by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 50-44)
Jeff Souder def. Idrees Wasi by unanimous decision (50-43, 50-43, 50-43)

Preliminary Card

Tommy Strydom def. Josh Krejci by KO, Round 2, 1:31
Esteban Rodriguez def. Jaquis Williams by TKO, Round 1, 1:26
Corey Roberts def. TJ Benson by KO, Round 2, 0:45