Jim Alers: "I blessed Luis Palomino with the opportunity to get a free title shot"


Luis Palomino (left) and Jim Alers (right) confront one another prior to BKFC 12 - Photo by Phil Lambert for BKFC

Headlining the Nov. 13 Bare Knuckle FC 14 fight card is a fight for the promotion's 155-pound title as current champion Luis Palomino puts his belt on the line against the challenger, Jim Alers.


Palomino won the championship in just 45-seconds when he put down Isaac Vallie-Flagg at BKFC 11 in July.


Palomino was originally supposed to face Alers on that card, but when one of Alers' head coaches was diagnosed with COVID-19, "The Beast" decided to remove himself from the card.


"I blessed Luis Palomino with the opportunity to get a free title shot," Alers said of the fallout while speaking on CAGE SIDE with Christopher James.


Alers and Palomino used to train together at MMA Masters in Florida, but have since gone their separate ways. Whenever the two men come together, tempers flare. and fireworks are sure to ignite in Miami.


Both men picked up wins in the promotion's 155-pound tournament and will now settle the score to see who is the world's best bare knuckle fighter at 155-pounds.


Luis Palomino (left), BKFC President David Feldman (center), and Jim Alers (right) - Photo by Phil Lambert for BKFC


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