BKFC free fight: Eddie Alvarez successful in wild debut vs. Chad Mendes

Eddie Alvarez’s debut in the bareknuckle boxing world was as advertised.

Alvarez had a wild, back and forth battle with fellow MMA veteran and former UFC fighter Chad Mendes in the co-main event of BKFC 41 back in April. It was a crazy war that had both fighters hurt and down throughout the five-round contest. In the end, Alvarez did enough to earn himself a split decision win.

You can watch Alvarez’s thrilling BKFC debut win in the video above.

Alvarez returns to the ring this Friday, as he takes on Mike Perry in the main event of BKFC 56. The event takes place at Maverik Center in Salt Lake City. The pay-per-view streams on the BKFC app and other streaming platforms.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for BKFC 56.

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