Britain Hart can now call herself a BKFC champion.
Hart won the main event at BKFC Great Falls, Mont. over Charisa Sigala, a short notice opponent who took in Fani Peloumpi on Wednesday. They fought for five rounds and captured the first BKFC strawweight title
Hart established her jab quickly before landing a huge right hand. Hart was able to land a variety of combinations against the tough Sigala after a short clinch. The nine-fighter veteran ripped Sigala’s right arm with her straight right hand as the second round was drawing to an end. The relentless pace of Hart continued into the second, using her length and outstanding head movement to her advantage and opened up a cut on the left eye of Sigala to go up two rounds pretty clearly.
Sigala opened up a bit more in the third, but continuously ran into hard counter shots from Hart, opening up a cut on the right eye as well. Hart’s right uppercut put an end to another dominating round. Despite being busted up, Sigala kept a smile on her face heading into the fourth where Hart’s pace didn’t slow down at all, continuously catching her opponent with heavy volume.
The always game Sigala, knowing she was down four rounds, tried to turn up the volume a bit more, but Hart was too elusive defensively, and continued to pick her shots effectively to sweep the scorecards and win become the promotion’s first 115-pound queen. Hart was emotional and declared that nobody could stop her from moving ahead at her natural weight.
Joe Riggs lands early knockdown, accidental head-butt leads to no contest
Longtime UFC competitor Joe Riggs faced Josh Dyer, a dangerous combat sport opponent. This fight was heated after Friday’s weigh ins. Although things took some time to start, both men exchanged big shots until Riggs dropped Dyer with a left hook. Riggs hit the floor as soon as action resumed. However, Dyer accidentally headbutted Riggs, which was very unfortunate. To the horror of Riggs’ fans, the fight was declared a no-contest.
In the highlighted bout, Kai Stewart fought Rusty Crowder in the BKFC Ring over the course their featherweight matchup. Open scoring was used in the fourth round. Stewart won the fight while the other judges were even. Stewart won the split decision by completing a hard fifth round.
Check out full BKFC 29 results below.
Britain Hart def. Charisa Sigala via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Joe Riggs vs. Josh Dyer ends in a no contest (accidental head-butt)
Kai Stewart def. Rusty Crowder via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
Gorjan Slaveski def. Dallas Davison via KO – Round 2, 1:24
Billy Wagner def. Rome Lindsay via KO – Round 2, 1:48
Jenny Savage def. Veronika Dmitriyeva via TKO – Round 1, 0:38
Louie Lopez def. Dylan Schulte via KO – Round 4, 0:50
Jordan Christensen def. Cody Beierle via KO – Round 1, 0:26
Leo Bercier def. Brian Maxwell via KO – Round 2, 0:43
Erik Lopez def. Manuel Moreira via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Dakota Highpine def. Koda Greenwood via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)