Denver, CO (April 27, 2023)– Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, held the Final Press Conference in Denver on Thursday afternoon for BKFC-41the monumental, can’t miss Pay-Per-View event set for Saturday, April 29.


In front of a huge contingent of national and local media, David Feldman, President and Founder of BKFC held court along with the fighters from the top four fights. The fighters also faced-off which produced fireworks quickly for the media and those watching on the international stream.


Below are quotes from the participants;


David Feldman / President and Founder of BKFC

“It’s unbelievable to be where we are right now with some of the best fighters in the world. Luke Rockhold, multiple promotion world champion, a legend in mixed martial arts. Mike Perry, one of the biggest dogs in the fight game. Chad Mendes vs. Eddie Alvarez, Ben Rothwell vs. Josh Copeland plus an awesome women’s world title bout, Christine Ferea vs. Bec Rawlings. The card is truly stacked from top to bottom.”


“It’s the biggest moment in my professional career by far. It’s the biggest night for the BKFC, a phenomenal event. I can’t wait to see everyone at the 1STBank Center, we have a limited amount of tickets still on-sale. This will be our largest gate and our most viewed event. We’re going to break all of the BKFC records with this event. I’m very happy to be here and promote this event. Happy to have these men and women, also animals, fighting on this event.”


‘Platinum’ Mike Perry

“Look at my face in the face of danger. I’m in some danger here, the big guy is coming after me. I’m gonna get him, I’m going to protect myself and offend him. I’m going to upset him and beat his ass. That’s what I’m going to do to you, Luke Rockhold.”


Luke Rockhold

“I’m happy to be here, I think it’s the perfect comeback fight for me and the perfect step up fight for Mike. One of us is going to pass the test. And it’s going to be me with flying colors. I’m going to make you pay and leave your face nice and colorful.”


Chad ‘Money’ Mendes

“I’m just taking it fight by fight but I feel extremely confident coming into this fight. Obviously, Eddie is a top opponent, he’s someone who makes me very motivated to fight. I said send the contract right away and on Saturday night we’ll be in there throwing knuckles and trying to tear each other’s heads off.”


Eddie ‘The Underground King’ Alvarez

“I’ve traveled the world fighting the best in every promotion. I wanted to test myself and truly see if I’m the best in the world. This is a great promotional company against a great opponent in Chad Mendes. The best thing I can do is lay him out on Saturday night.”


‘Big’ Ben Rothwell

‘You heard him, he asked for the fight. He’s trying to be respectful but I have to take offense to that. I take great offense to that. Bottom line is someone is getting ‘Bucked Up’ on Saturday night.”


Josh Copeland

I’ve looked up to Ben for quite a while, following his career in the UFC. I have nothing but respect for him and look forward to testing my skills against him and putting on a good show for everyone.


Christine ‘The Misfit’ Ferea

“She said she’s been wanting to fight me but that’s not true, I’ve been asking for and wanting to fight her for five years. I want to solidify myself as the greatest of all time. I was the first BKFC women’s world champion and on Saturday I’m going to make sure she knows that there’s levels to this. You are getting knocked out, I promise you that.”


‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings

“I feel like this fight should have been made years ago. She called me out and here I am. I’m ready to get in there and actually have a willing dance partner this time.”

BKFC-41, the biggest event in the promotions’ five-year history, is headlined by a tremendous triple-header of combat sports’ biggest stars. Fighting in the middleweight division, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry, (2-0), will defend his reputation as ‘The Baddest Man in International Combat Sports’ against former UFC Middleweight World Champion Luke Rockhold.


Making his return to the square ring of warriors, BKFC fan favorite and three-time UFC world title challenger Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, (1-0), clashes with two-time Bellator and UFC Lightweight World Champion Eddie ‘The Underground King’ Alvarez, competing in the welterweight division.


Defending her BKFC Women’s Strawweight World Title, Christine ‘The Misfit’ Ferea, (6-1-0), known as ‘The Toughest Woman in Combat Sports’ battles popular and fearless Australian fighter ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings, (3-1).


Headlining the undercard is a can’t miss heavyweight clash between ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell (1-0), of Milwaukee, WI and local fan favorite, Josh ‘Cuddly Bear’ Copeland, (1-0), of Denver, CO.


In a special attraction bout, Denver fan favorite, Former Boxing World Champion ‘Mile High’ Mike Alvaradowill make his highly anticipated BKFC debut against James ‘Get Down’ Brown, (1-0).


Details on purchasing the Pay-Per-View and remaining tickets for the live event can be found at


BKFC-41 is sponsored by Bucked Up, Only Fans, Crescent Tools, LIONS NOT SHEEP and Knockout Gummies. More information on the 1STBANK Center can be found on the venue’s website at

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