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Mike Perry vs. Julian Lane set for BKFC’s ‘KnuckleMania’ event on Feb. 19

Let ‘em bang, bro!

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Mike Perry and Julian Lane were involved in a ringside brawl during a recent BKFC event in Tampa, Fla. (watch it), and now the two sluggers will get to do it in a sanctioned bareknuckle fight. According to MMA reporter Chris Taylor, the two will duke it out at the promotion’s “KnuckleMania” event on Feb. 19, 2022, in Hollywood, Florida.

This will mark Perry’s debut for BKFC after he inked a deal with the promotion last year following his release from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). “Platinum” — who cluelessly ended his eight-year UFC run losing four of his last five outings — has not competed in MMA since; however, he did win a boxing match against Michael Seals under the Triad Combat promotion ... and made serious bank.

Lane, meanwhile, has competed six times for BKFC, earning a 2-4 record. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum was last seen on the wrong end of a unanimous decision loss to Dave Rickels in Oct. 2021. Two of his other losses in bareknuckle combat came against UFC veterans Thiago Alves and Leonard Garcia.

As of now, there are no other fights announced for the promotion’s second-ever “Knucklemania” event in “The Sunshine State,” so keep it tuned to as more fights are confirmed in the coming weeks.

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