There’s never a dull moment with Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, and that seems to hold true with his fight promotions as well.
Involved in boxing, MMA, and bareknuckle MMA, it was the latter in the spotlight on Friday, September 8, 2023, with Junior Dos Santos vs. Fabricio Werdum headlining Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 5 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gamebred had brought a heavyweight rematch to top the show, with former UFC heavyweight champions Junior Dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum meeting for the second time. Their 2008 encounter had ended with a nasty JDS uppercut that set up the finish; 15 years later, Werdum was looking for revenge.
But, never a dull moment, right? Days out from the fight, Renan Barao, announced as co-headliner, revealed that he had never agreed to his bout with Sean Soriano, and the fight was scrapped. The show instead moved forward with Joel Bauman vs. Maki Pitolo as the penultimate fight of the evening.
Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 5 streams live and free on Youtube; full results can be found below.
Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 5: Dos Santos vs. Werdum Results
Junior Dos Santos def. Fabricio Werdum by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Joel Bauman def. Maki Pitolo by TKO, Round 2, 2:36
Joshua Weems def. Irwin Rivera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ago Huskic def. Brandon Davis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Njokuani def. Brandon Jenkins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Joey Ruquet def. Joe Penafiel by TKO (body punch), Round 2, 3:01
Jhonasky Sojo def. Tyler Hill by TKO, Round 1, 4:52
Reggie Northrup def. Cody Herbert by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Shahzaib Rindh def. Carlos Guerra by TKO, Round 1, 2:40
Juan Alvarez def. Christopher Wingate by submission (heel hook), Round 1, 0:13