"I'm on cloud nine," Lambert said of finally being able to make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut.
"I've been working on this contract for a while. I knew that it would come through, I just didn't know when," he said.
Lambert discussed how the worldwide COVID pandemic actually forced him to go from mixed martial arts to bare knuckle.
"I went to a couple bare knuckle events and I was like, 'sh*t, this is what I was put on Earth to do."
Lambert's opponent, Grant, has fought several times for BKFC, recording two knockout wins. While Lambert may be making his debut, he is not letting Grant's success get in his head.
“I’m going to walk through this kid. I’m grown a grown-ass man and this dude’s a boy," Lambert said. "He’s going to feel my power, he’s going to feel my force and I’m going to break him mentally. He’s either going to sit down or I’m going to lay him down. But it’s going to be vicious.”
Lambert also talks about how retired professional mixed martial artist, King Mo helped save his life. While this will be his BKFC debut, Lambert is extremely confident heading into the matchup.
Bare Knuckle FC's “KNUCKLEMANIA” takes place on Friday, February 5, 2021 emanating from the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL, distributed by Multi Vision Media and broadcast live on Pay-Per-View in addition to streaming through FITE.TV with a starting time of 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Headlining “KNUCKLEMANIA” is the Highly Anticipated Debut of Combat Sports Superstar Paige Van Zant facing Britain Hart in the featherweight division. Co-featured ‘Brutal’ Johnny Bedford clashes with Dat ‘Be Dat’ Nguyen for the BKFC Bantamweight World Title. In a special attraction fight Chris ‘The Crippler’ Leben battles Quentin ‘The Hero’ Henry in the 205lb. division.
Advance Tickets are Now On-Sale for the socially distanced event, starting at $55 through the RP Funding Center Box Office, by phone at 1- 888-397-0100, and online at www.rpfundingcenter.com.The RP Funding Center is located at 701 W. Lime Street in Lakeland centrally located in Florida between Orlando and Tampa off Interstate 4. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. ET with the first bell at 8:00 p.m. ET.