An answer to the UFC’s “BMF” (the so-called “Baddest Motherf*cker”) belt, BKFC awarded their “King of Violence” title at BKFC 56 on Saturday.
Much like Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz, the shoe fit when it came to BKFC 56 headliners Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez. Both have become known for particularly violent fights over their respective careers, regardless of promotion, or even discipline.
If there was any question to the validity of the “King of Violence” label, Perry and Alvarez did their best to dispel it the second the opening bell rang.
Alvarez slipped early, in a round that opened hot and heavy with Perry, clearly the bigger man, pressing forward. “The Underground King” Alvarez doubled up on some left hands, and added a right, however, showing he wasn’t out of his depth! A moment later, he cracked Perry again. His left hands were finding the mark, and he began doubling up on his jab late in the frame.
The firefight continued in the second with Mike Perry coming out and forcing Alvarez to the back foot with volume. Eddie went back to doubling up on his jab, but a Perry right hand hurt Eddie! Perry fanned on an uppercut that might have put things away, but Alvarez was still hurt. He trailed his jab with a right hand, however, connecting on Perry! If this fight went the distance, or even left the second round, it felt like a small miracle would be required. Perry was bloodied. Alvarez looked swollen. But they did, in fact, make it out of the round.
The fight did not, however, continue. With Alvarez having been lit up in the second round, his corner opted to throw in the towel. With that, Mike Perry claimed the King of Violence crown, and proceeded to call out UFC megastar Conor McGregor.
That fight is unlikely to ever happen, even if McGregor has expressed interest in competing in the sport in the past. Still, Perry’s star turn for BKFC continues, and he’s now 4-0 for the promotion.