Former UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher is taking off the gloves once again.
Following back-to-back wins in traditional boxing contests, Belcher will step back into the world of bare-knuckle boxing Jan. 29, when he fights Bobo O’Bannon at “BKFC Fight Night: Jackson.”
Belcher, 37, rejoins BKFC after a successful stint in traditional boxing. At Summit FC 39 in November, Belcher defeated Ryan Shough via second-round TKO. On Dec. 11, Belcher won again by knockout, this time against Matthew Strickland.
“BKFC Fight Night: Jackson” will mark Belcher’s second fight under the promotion’s banner. In August, Belcher defeated legendary combat sports journeyman Tony Lopez via unanimous decision. The bout was Belcher’s first professional competition since his final UFC fight in April 2013.
His opponent, O’Bannon, has become a staple of BKFC events. In four BKFC bouts, O’Bannon has gone 3-1 with wins over UFC alum Mike Kyle, as well as Zachary Calmus and Lewis Rumsey. As he enters the Jan. 29 event, O’Bannon rides a two-fight winning streak.
With the addition, the “BKFC Fight Night: Jackson” lineup includes:
Elvin Brito vs. Kaleb Harris
Alan Belcher vs. Bobo O’Bannon
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Martyna Krol
Quentin Henry vs. Chris Sarro
Scott O’Shaughnessy vs. Jared Warren
David Diaz vs. Albert Inclan
Brandon Johnson vs. Ryan Jones
Jeremiah Riggs vs. Eric Thompson
Audra Cummings vs. Crystal Pittman
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