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Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA is still in its infancy, but the former UFC star continues to attach notoriety to his budding promotion by bringing in notable names.
The next installment of Gambred Bareknuckle MMA takes place Friday, Nov. 10 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. and features a dozen (and counting) former UFC fighters, including a former headliner, a “TUF” winner, and more.
Should the promotion keep with the rhythm of its past events, the card will stream live and free on YouTube.
Below, check out which UFC notables of yesteryear are competing on the card:
MMA record: 18-8
UFC record: 9-6
Years in UFC: 2006-2013
Gamebred fight: Heavyweight bout vs. Roy Nelson (23-19) – for vacant heavyweight title
Since his UFC departure… Alan Belcher went on an eight-year hiatus from combat sports competition. In 2021, he returned but in boxing. The gloves quickly came off as Belcher went 4-0 in bareknuckle boxing and 1-0 in bareknuckle MMA. He recently departed BKFC and finished influencer Chase DeMoor in an exhibition boxing match.
MMA record: 7-4
UFC record: 2-4
Years in UFC: 2019-2022
Gamebred fight: Featherweight bout vs. Jason Knight (22-7)
Since his UFC departure… Randy Costa has struggled to find fights on the regional scene. His lone appearance was for Combat FC in June when he finished Carlos Espinosa in Round 1.
MMA record: 14-11
UFC record: 2-7
Years in UFC: 2018-2019, 2021-2022
Gamebred fight: 140-pound contract weight vs. Joe Penafiel (11-6)
Since his UFC departure… Brandon Davis is 0-2 in combat sports competition with a (gloved) loss to Joshua Weems and a (bareknuckle) loss to Ago Huskic. Both defeats came by unanimous decision.
MMA record: 22-7
UFC record: 4-5
Years in UFC: 2016-2018
Gamebred fight: Featherweight vs. Randy Costa (7-4)
Since his UFC departure… Jason Knight is 5-2 in professional combat sports competition. He established himself in bareknuckle boxing despite only two appearances for BKFC. One was a legendary war against Artem Lobov. Most recently, Knight was a cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 31” where he went 1-1 in exhibition bouts. After a quick submission of Landon Quinones, Knight was finished by Kurt Holobaugh via strikes.
MMA record: 34-10-1
UFC record: 3-8
Years in UFC: 2012-2018
Gamebred fight: Light heavyweight vs. Chris Sarro (1-0)
Since his UFC departure… Hector Lombard is 3-1 with a no contest in combat sports competition. Most notably, Lombard earned BKFC gold with a finish of Joe Riggs in June 2021. Lombard most recently competed in a boxing match for OKTAGON in February when he drew with Vlasto Cepo.
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