BKFC Knucklemania 3 results: Lorenzo Hunt puts Mike Richman to sleep with stunning comeback knockout


Lorenzo Hunt proved that no matter how bad things get, he just needs one punch to land, and did it ever in the main event of BKFC’s Knucklemania 3.

Hunt defeated interim champion Mike Richman to defend his light heavyweight title in an intense headliner at Albuquerque’s Tingley Coliseum.

Richman started off brilliantly, punching Hunt repeatedly with combinations and punches. Hunt was on the ropes in defensive mode before getting dropped.

Hunt returned to his feet and on the next punch he threw, he put Richman to sleep with an absolutely stunning knockout. The 40-year-old picked up his eighth straight victory.

Austin Trout batters gritty Diego Sanchez for doctor’s stoppage win

Sanchez had some success early on, making it gritty. But Trout made use of his boxing skills to take out Sanchez for the majority of the first round. Trout then ripped open Sanchez, the former UFC champion. The second round saw more of the same. Trout outboxed Sanchez and maintained his superior boxing skills. He used sound defense to prevent any serious damage, even showing off at times.

After a solid third round, Trout did even more damage in his fourth. He knocked down Sanchez, but Sanchez, who is always durable, was able get to his feet. With 14 seconds left in the round, the doctors looked at the bloody face of Sanchez before stopping the fight.

John Dodson obliterates Jarod Grant for another first-round finish

John Dodson continues his post-UFC success as he beat Jarod Grant before his Albuquerque crowd.

Dodson picked up his second straight first-round finish inside the BKFC ring with a brutal knockout of Grant at 1:41 of the opening frame. Grant was dropped by “The Magician”, who used his speed to drop Grant using a combination. Grant was able to get back to his feet, but as the action was about to resume, Grant slowly began to collapse to the mat and the fight was stopped.

In his BKFC debut, Dodson knocked out fellow UFC vet Ryan Benoit in 40 seconds at BKFC 28 this past August. Earlier in the night, Dodson’s brother Eric Dodson delivered a first-round finish of his own against Gene Perez.

Josh Watson spoils Greg Hardy‘s BKFC debut with stunning knockout

Josh Watson won the largest win of his professional career, knocking out Greg Hardy (former UFC fighter) in round 2. This was to ruin Hardy’s promotion debut.

Watson came out with a big flurry to get Hardy’s attention. Hardy began to land jabs and then blitzed in with his right hand. Hardy’s size and reach was obvious, but Watson hit a huge shot that knocked Hardy in the ropes. Hardy was likely saved by the bell, as Hardy was already in serious trouble.

Watson sustained a severe cut to his left eye as the first round began. However, he was able continue. It was good that he kept going, as a quick combination by Watson that floored Hardy ended the fight.

Jayme Henshaw gets quick finish of Charisa Sigala — who appears to suffer nasty injury

Jayme Henshaw needed only 38 seconds to get her second straight finish in the BKFC ring, blasting Charisa Sigala with big punches to get a knockdown.

Sigala fell and looked for a way to fix her leg. She was not able to do so, stopping the contest.

In other main card action, past Bellator competitor Gaston Reyno picked up a first-round TKO of Daniel Vansickle, while four-fight UFC veteran Kevin Croom improved to 2-0 in his BKFC career with a 71 second finish of Chevvy Bridges in the pay-per-view opener.

Get full BKFC Knucklemania 3 results below.

Lorenzo Hunt def. Mike Richman via KO – Round 1, 1:50

Austin Trout def. Diego Sanchez via TKO (doctor stoppage) – R4, 1:44 | Live blog | Highlights

John Dodson def. Jarod Grant via KO – Round 1, 1:41

Josh Watson def. Greg Hardy Jr. via KO – Round 2, 0:19

Jayme Hinshaw def. Charisa Sigala via KO – Round 1, 0:38

Wil Santiago def. Noah Cutter via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 2:00

Gaston Reyno def. Daniel Vansickle via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 1:26

Joshua Moreno def. Christian Torres via TKO – Round 2, 1:02

Kevin Croom def. Chevvy Bridges via KO – Round 1, 1:11

Preliminary Card

Eric Dodson def. Gene Perez via KO – Round 1, 1:32

Nick Gonzalez def. Lardy Navarro via KO – Round 1, 0:41

Derek Perez def. Anthony Sanchez via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 50-44)

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2023/2/17/23605083/bkfc-knucklemania-3-results-lorenzo-hunt-puts-mike-richman-to-sleep-comeback-knockout?rand=96749