Gabriel Gonzaga knocks out Silva in Bare Knuckle battle

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) returned Saturday night at Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla. as former UFC star Gabriel Gonzaga knocked out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in a heavyweight attraction that headlined BKFC 8.

Midway through the second round, Gonzaga landed a right hand that dropped Silva to the canvas. Silva made it to his feet, but he appeared to never fully recover as Gonzaga took advantage of the opportunity, landing a combination of vicious shots that knocked down Silva a second time. Referee Wayne Spinola intervened to stop the action 1:50 in to the second round.

“I worked my combinations,” said Gonzaga. “I know I used a lot of my speed and my jab worked well. When I saw an opportunity, I threw my hands and that was it.

“I loved this victory because it was a lot to do with boxing, and it was even better with no gloves on,” continued Gonzaga.

When asked about his future plans to return to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Gonzaga concluded, “I’m a really simple guy. If you pay me the right price, then I’m here to do whatever needs to be done.”

Photo/courtesy: BKFC/Phil Lambert

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