Unbelievable Knockdowns by #RicoFranco at #BKFC46

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Rico Franco finished Kaleb Harris in the final frame of their main event bout at BKFC 46.

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The fifth-round stoppage saw Harris show tremendous heart, rallying after being dropped nearly ten times, but he was ultimately broken down by Franco.

‘Bon Bon’ halted Harris, not only a top five ranked 165 pounder in the company, but someone who also previously contended for the BKFC welterweight belt. Franco broke two BKFC records with most overall knockdowns at nine and most knockdowns in a round at five.

When asked for his thoughts on this incredible history-making victory, Franco said,

“Yeah, definitely. Yeah, we just – we just keep coming till death. We got a – we got a massive step up in opponent. But listen, he’s never been stopped and I wanted to stop him. I’ve just made a statement in here, so they’re all getting it now. Told you we’re not playing in this game. It’s no game to play around. They’re all having it.”

He called Harris a true warrior and Franco stated that he was a hard competitor to crack.

Before his mom passed away, she told Rico that one day he would be under bright lights. He strives to keep working towards that vision and increasing his profile with her memory in mind.

Not long ago, Franco also had his own personal near-death experience and overcame health issues that brought him to rock bottom. It makes his fights seem like a walk in the park comparatively and it’s something that galvanized Franco’s already strong resolve.

Rico Franco now has a 3-0 BKFC-specific record and debuted earlier this year in March. That said, he’s getting married in August and will look to finally enjoy a bit of a break now.

Franco, the former BKB champion and now the number five ranked welterweight in BKFC, called out Luis Palomino next. The number one pound-for-pound fighter and dual division titleholder stands atop Franco’s 165-pound class and the UK warrior wants “Baboon’ next. Franco is looking to fight in the States and said he’d fight Palomino tomorrow if BKFC asked.

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