Former UFC fighter Houston Alexander’s debut was nearly picture-perfect.
At BKFC 21 on Friday night, Alexander made his bare-knuckle boxing debut in opposition to Wes Combs on the primary card. An MMA veteran of over 30 skilled fights with spectacular names on his resume, some outdated tendencies adopted Alexander into the BKFC ring.
When the referee signaled for the bout to start, Alexander confirmed a calculated strategy as he seemed for openings. It didn’t take lengthy for him to determine his alternative, as a result of out of nowhere he landed a tough proper hand to ship Combs crashing to the canvas.
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However, Alexander’s MMA preventing instincts kicked in at that second and adopted up with one other punch as his opponent laid on the canvas staring on the ceiling.
In what ought to have been an act that will have resulted in a disqualification, the officers in Nebraska didn’t penalize Alexander for the additional punch and declared him the winner by knockout simply 34 seconds into the primary spherical.
Alexander, 49, who had not competed since December 2017, seemed very sharp together with his fingers, however his outdated habits nearly ruined a spectacular second in his profession.
Up-to-the-moment BKFC 21 outcomes embody:
- Houston Alexander def. Wes Combs by way of knockout – Round 1, 0:34
- Ryan Roberts def. Jorge Gonzalez by way of knockout – Round 2, 0:29
- Jason High def. Rocky Long by way of TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:59
- Sean Wilson def. Will Shutt by way of TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:21
- Cody Land def. TJ Benson by way of knockout – Round 2, 1:29
- JC Deleon def. Keilen Fantroy by way of TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:36
- Erick Murray def. Robert Guzman by way of TKO (physician’s stoppage) – Round 2, 1:52
- Carlos Trinidad-Snake def. Noah Cutter by way of knockout – Round 1, 0:38
- Jeff Souder def. Adam Valcourt by way of knockout – Round 2, 0:49