Richman, Burns finish opponents early - All BKFC 21 fights end by KO/TKO


Mike Richman (right) drops Dakota Cochrane in the BKFC 21 main event - Photo by Nick Vespe for Bare Knuckle FC
Mike Richman (right) drops Dakota Cochrane in the BKFC 21 main event - Photo by Nick Vespe for Bare Knuckle FC


Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Sport, presented a spectacular card on Friday night, September 10 at the Ralston Arena for their first event in Nebraska in front of the huge crowd in attendance and those watching on the BKTV App along with FITE.TV.

Said BKFC President Dave Feldman following the tremendous night in which all of the fights ended inside the distance, “Tonight’s action was just finish after finish. What a debut in the state of Nebraska! I couldn’t be happier with the way these fighters performed tonight, the fans definitely got their money’s worth and we can’t want to come back here.”

In the main event of the evening, Omaha’s Dakota Cochrane, (2-1) was overwhelmed from the start by Mike ‘The Marine’ Richman, (2-0, 2 KOs) in their welterweight clash. Utilizing an array of blistering body shots, Richman sent the valiant Cochrane to the canvas four times in the first round.

Continuing his dominance in the second stanza, Richman earned the stoppage victory at the 0:37 mark of the round, dropping Cochrane one final time.

Co-featured in a battle of heavyweight arch-rivals, Josh “The Hammer’ Burns, (2-1, 1KO), knocked out Sam “The Hillbilly Hammer’ Shewmaker, (5-3, 2 KOs), with a massive left hook.



Josh Burns stands over Sam Shewmaker after knocking him down early in the first round at BKFC 21 - Photo by Nick Vespe for Bare Knuckle FC
Josh Burns stands over Sam Shewmaker after knocking him down early in the first round at BKFC 21 - Photo by Nick Vespe for Bare Knuckle FC

Omaha fan favorite, Houston ‘The Assassin’ Alexander, (1-0, 1 KO), used a massive right hand to knockout Wes ‘Soldier’ Combs, (1-1), in the first round (0:34) of their heavyweight battle.

Competing in the lightweight division, Ryan Roberts, (1-0, 1 KO), stopped Jorge Gonzalez, (0-1), in the second round (0:29) with a blistering overhand right to the head.

In the welterweight division Sean Wilson, (1-0, 1 KO), stopped Will Shutt, (0-1) in the first round from a barrage of power shots. Time of the stoppage was 1:21.

Fighting in the lightweight division, Cody Land, (1-0, 1 KO), knocked out TJ Benson, (0-1) in the second round (1:29).

In the super lightweight division, JC DeLeon, (1-0, 1 KO), scored a technical knockout over Keilen Fantroy, (0-1) in round two (1:36).

Headlining the FREE prelims in the light-heavyweight division, Erick Murray, (1-0, 1 KO) defeated Robert Guzman, (0-1) via second round TKO (1:52).

Battling in the super lightweight division, Carlos Trinidad, (1-0, 1 KO) knocked out Noah Cutter (1-3, 1 KO) in the first stanza (0:38).

Also, on the prelims, Jeff Souder, (1-0, 1 KO), knocked out Adam Valcourt, (0-1), in the second round (0:49) of their middleweight fight.

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