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Pic: Luke Rockhold cracks teeth in wild, bloody BKFC 41 stoppage loss

It wasn’t a good Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) debut for Luke Rockhold.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion was stopped in the second round of his highly-anticipated fight with Mike Perry at BKFC 41 last night (Sat. April 29, 2023) inside 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado (watch highlights).

The technical knockout stoppage of Rockhold had most of the combat sports community scratching their heads as it appeared that Rockhold had just quit from damage; however, after the fight, BKFC Founder and President, David Feldman, revealed the former Strikeforce 185-pound champion had “cracked and messed up” his teeth.

“Luke Rockhold got some of his teeth cracked, so that’s why he wasn’t able to continue,” Feldman told reporters during BKFC 41’s post-fight press conference. “His teeth definitely got messed up pretty good, and uh, what a great start to that fight, right? Great fight.”

Shortly after the press conference, a picture surfaced of Rockhold’s mouth after the fight, and indeed, his teeth were in bad shape.

Check out the picture below:

Rockhold, 38, has now lost four straight across two combat sports, while Perry is absolutely thriving in BKFC, winning his first four fights.

For complete BKFC 41 results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.

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