On Saturday night, former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, made his first appearance for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Stepping inside the squared circle, Rockhold squared off with former UFC standout ‘Platinum’ Mikey Perry in the BKFC 41 headliner.

Mike Perry jumped off the scratch line and immediately put pressure on Rockhold in the first round. Near the end of the round, Rockhold landed a big left hand that rocked Perry. ‘Platinum’ responded with a big left hand of his own that had Rockhold hurt. Backpedaling quickly, Rockhold used his reach advantage to land another solid left as Perry pursued.

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Perry came out for the second bringing pressure once again. ‘Platinum’ began targeting the body of Rockhold and landed a big right hand on Rockhold in the process. In an odd turn of events, Rockhold removed his mouthpiece mid-fight and made it clear to referee Dan Miragliotta that he did not want to continue. The bout was waved off as a result.

Official Result: Mike Perry def. Luke Rockhold via TKO (strikes) at 1:15 of Round 2

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Check Out Highlights from Luke Rockhold vs. Mikey Perry at BKFC 41 Below:

Craig Pekios is a freelance writer born and raised in Bettendorf, IA. Joining LowKick MMA in May 2022, Craig has more than 2,500 articles published that focus on the world of mixed martial arts and boxing, including news, event previews, results, analysis, and op-eds. Aside from working with LowKick MMA, Craig has contributed to news outlets Overtime Heroics, Sportskeeda, and MiddleEasy.