Above photo - Julian Lane (left) and David Rickels (right) in BKFC Fight Night Wichita main event - Photo by Jerry Chavez for Bare Knuckle FC
Bare Knuckle Fighting Champion (BKFC), THE World’s Fastest Growing Sport, brought an outstanding, action packed card, BKFC FIGHT NIGHT WICHITA, to the Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday night, October 23 and live on the BKTV App in addition to globally on FITE.
In the main event of the evening, hometown favorite Dave ‘The Cavemen’ Rickels, (2-0), won a unanimous decision over Julian ‘Let Me Bang’ Lane, (3-4, 1 KO), of Mansfield, OH in their super welterweight clash. With bad blood brewing in the weeks leading up to the fight, the two rivals aggressively attacked from the opening bell which had the huge, raucous crowd on their feet from the start.
As the fight progressed, Rickels, displaying a higher punch volume, kept up a solid attack against the valiant Lane winning by scores of 50-45 and 49-46, twice. Both fighters were cheered by the Wichita crowd at the final bell in recognition of one of the most exciting BKFC fights of the year.
Co-featured in the middleweight division, popular Kansas native Isaac Doolittle, (3-0, 2 KO), won a majority decision over ‘Action’ Jay Jackson, (1-1, 1 KO), of Bay City, MI. Scores at the end of their entertaining fight were 47-47 and 48-46, twice.
Fighting in the bantamweight division, hometown BKFC debuting Marciano Hernandez, (1-0, 1 KO), scored a first-round stoppage of Andy ‘The Bluegrass Kid’ Locker, (0-1), of Lexington, KY. A right hook / left hook combination brought a half to the action at the 1:46 mark of the opening stanza.
In the middleweight division, BKFC debuting Jake ‘The Librarian’ Lindsey, (1-0, 1 KO), of Manhattan, KS was victorious via TKO when his fight against Eric Thompson, (0-2), of Slidell, LA was stopped by the referee.
In a women’s bantamweight clash, California’s Charisa ‘Sweetheart’ SIgala, (1-2), won a split decision over Jessica Link, (0-1), of Kansas, in a spirited fight. Scores were 47-48 and 48-47, twice.
Fighting in the lightweight division, BKFC debuting Charles ‘Wild Man’ Bridges, (1-0, 1KO), of Oklahoma, knocked out LJ Hermreck, (0-1), of Kansas, in the first round with a one-punch straight left hand. Time of the stoppage was 1:23.
Battling in the bantamweight division, Mark ‘The Shark’ Irwin, (1-0, 1 KO), of Irvine, CA knocked out Drake Heitfield, (0-1), of Topeka, KS. A battering right cross brought a halt to the action at the 1:30 mark of the second round.
Also competing in the bantamweight division, hometown favorite Chance ‘Superfly’ Wilson (1-1), won a unanimous decision over Joshua Richey, (0-1). Scores were 50-44, twice and 48-46.
In the featherweight division, Shawn Moffet, (1-0), stopped Nick Villar, (0-1), in the first round (0:58), following a barrage of punches. Both Kansas natives were making their BKFC debuts.
Opening the action in the super lightweight weight class, Johnny ‘Cash’ Pantoja, (1-0, 1 KO), of Kansas stopped Arizona’s Luke Parsons, (0-2), in the second round from a double right hook to the body. Time of the stoppage was 0:24.
Dave Rickels defeated Julian Lane via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Isaac Doolittle defeated Jay Jackson via majority decision (47-47, 48-46, 48-46)
Marciano Hernandez defeated Raymond Locker via KO – Round 1, 1:46
Jake Lindsey defeated Eric Thompson via TKO – Round 3, 1:00
Charisa Sigala defeated Jessica Link via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
Chevvy Bridges defeated LJ Hermreck via KO – Round 1, 1:23
Mark Irwin defeated Drake Heitfield via KO – Round 2, 1:30
Chancey Wilson defeated Joshua Richey via decision (50-44, 50-44, 48-46)
Shawn Moffett defeated Nick Villar via TKO – Round 1, 0:58
Johnny Pantoja defeated Luke Parsons via KO – Round 2, 0:24