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BKFC 56 Final Press Conference: Fighters Turn Up the Heat

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

BKFC-56 is LIVE this Saturday, December 2 from the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT and will be broadcast on Pay-Per-View.

Mike Perry vs Eddie Alvarez

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) hosted its Final Press Conference for BKFC-56, the promotion’s biggest ever event, today at Bucked Up Headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT ahead of Saturday’s must-see showcase event at Maverik Center in Salt Lake City.

The ‘Open to the Public’ Ceremonial Weigh-In will take place on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. MT at SKY SLC, 149 Pierpont Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 and will be streamed live on

the BKFC App and BKFC YouTube page.

Platinum Mike Perry
Mike Perry at the BKFC 56 Press Conference
"This is absolutely the biggest fight of my career. Eddie has experience with BKFC; I think you learn a lot from your first one. I want a (expletive) battle, dude. I'm sorry, boss, what I've gotta do to your Philly boy, man.I've still got some weight to cut. I think I'm going to blow up after I weigh in. I don't know how much Eddie is going to blow up because he was looking pretty fat last time. I don't know how much weight he's gonna put on after weighing in at 175.You're here for a paycheck, which is crazy to me, I can't even think like that … I’m going to beat the (expletive) out of you so bad, man".

Eddie Alvarez
Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez
"I always thought the (King of Violence) title belonged to me, and I don't need a belt to prove it. I've had it, I'm defending it against Mike Perry, and it's going to be a successful title defense. I love this fight, man. I was a 155lber, but these days I walk around at 200. I can't make 155 anymore. I wanted to make it 175 to suck some water out of Mike's head, so when I hit it, it just falls over."

Jimmie Rivera
Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera
"I'm looking forward to Saturday night and putting on a show."

Jeremy Stephens
Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens
"This is everything. The past is the past. One day I'll look back and reflect on the past, but this is the opponent in front of me, this is the task at hand, and I plan on taking care of this task. (If Conor McGregor wants to fight me with BKFC) he’s gotta get off the blow first. He's gotta get off the steroids. He's got a long, long track ahead of him. He's fought some fights, but now he's gotta fight some real deals, the guy's he's been avoiding. That's a longshot. It's not something I really think about. He can get it on the street, for sure. His mom knows. I'm born and bred for this. I'm going to do big, big business here in bare knuckle."

David Feldman, Founder/President of BKFC quoted

"We've got six fights on this card that could be a main event on any other card we've ever done. The biggest event in BKFC history is happening right here in Salt Lake City. I'd like to thank our great partners, because without them, this stuff doesn't happen. And thank you to the fans. You guys made us the fastest growing sport on planet Earth. Thank you very much. I'm super excited about this event.”

"We figured, let's have some fun with this thing and create the King of Violence Championship, because we've got two very violent people right here; Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez. They've got amazing accolades, they've never turned down a fight, and they've beat almost everyone they've fought, so we made it the King of Violence Championship. Who's the most violent, is it Mike Perry or Eddie Alvarez? We're going to find out on Saturday night."

"We have some really, really exciting announcements that we're going to make next week. We have some new marquee states that are going to be opened up. We're working on this network deal, and hoping to be able to announce that by Dec. 15. We have some really, really exciting news for BKFC in 2024."

"We've got some great partnerships. I say partnerships because they help us make these fights happen, and we help give them notoriety and help their brand grow. It always has to be win-win or it doesn't work at all, and it's always win-win."

"Ben Rothwell came down really, really sick this morning, so he's not going to be able to compete. We tried to get a last-minute replacement for Todd Duffee, but we just couldn't do it, so we're going to push that fight to February. I'm sorry to the fans for that, but we still have a stacked card, an unbelievable main event, and a whole lot to be excited about here in Salt Lake City."

BJFC 56 Press Conference
BJFC 56 Press Conference

Fighters turned up the heat at the BKFC 56 Final Press Conference

Headlining BKFC-56 is the highly anticipated return of ‘The Face of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry, (3-0), battling long-time arch-rival, Eddie ‘The Underground King’ Alvarez, (1-0), in the middleweight division. Co-featured at BKFC-56, Women’s Flyweight World Champion Christine ‘Misfit’ Ferea, (7-1), will defend her title in a highly anticipated rematch against Australian arch-rival, #3 Ranked Contender ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings, (3-2).

BKFC Featherweight World Champion Kai ‘Hefty Bag’ Stewart, (4-0), will also defend his title against Fast Rising Star, #2 Ranked Challenger Howard Davis, (5-1-1). In an outstanding heavyweight rematch, former BKFC Heavyweight World Champion Arnold ‘Bomaye’ Adams, (7-2), battles Great Britain’s powerhouse Mick Terrill, (6-1), Former UFC Star Jeremy Stephens make his BKFC debut against lightweight veteran Jimmie Rivera, (1-0-1).

Due to illness the Ben Rothwell vs. Todd Duffee heavyweight battle will be rescheduled.

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