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Pearl Gonzalez books bareknuckle debut, meets Charisa Sigala at BKFC 18

Pearl Gonzalez enters her BKFC debut as part of a new promotion – and an unfamiliar combat sport.

A former UFC strawweight and Invicta FC flyweight, Gonzalez signed with BKFC in April. She’ll fight Charisa Sigala at BKFC 18, which takes place June 26 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The event streams on the BKTV app.

The promotion announced the booking Tuesday on social media.

Gonzalez exits MMA, at least temporarily, having lost two of her most recent three fights. She was scheduled to fight Erin Blanchfield in November but withdrew after she contracted COVID-19.

As for Sigala, she made her BKFC debut at “Knuckle Mania” in February when she lost a unanimous decision to Taylor Jenkins, in what was one of the most exciting fights of the evening.

With the addition, the BKFC 18 lineup includes:

  • Joey Beltran vs. Sam Shewmaker – for the heavyweight title
  • Hector Lombard vs. Joe Riggs – for the light heavyweight title
  • Tyler Goodjohn vs. Luis Palomino – for the lightweight title
  • Thiago Alves vs. Ulysses Diaz – for middleweight title
  • Pearl Gonzalez vs. Charisa Sigala

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