BKFC 41 features UFC veteran Josh ‘Cuddly Bear’ Copeland replacing the original opponent for Ben Rothwell.

BKFC 41 is set to feature a new pairing for Ben Rothwell’s upcoming bare-knuckle fight. Rothwell will be facing Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland, who was a late replacement for Josh Watson. The announcement was made by the BKFC on Monday. Watson was forced to withdraw from the fight with Rothwell due to an injury.

Copeland, who has previously competed in UFC, PFL, and World Series of Fighting, will be making his second appearance in the BKFC. His last MMA fight was in 2019, and he scored a knockout win during his debut in the BKFC last October against Levi Costa.

Although Copeland was already scheduled to appear in BKFC 41, he will now be facing Rothwell in what is expected to be a highly-anticipated matchup. The bout between Rothwell and Copeland will be one of the highlights of the BKFC 41 event, which is being touted as one of the most ambitious cards in the history of the BKFC.

The event will feature ex-UFC champion Luke Rockhold in the main event against Mike Perry, and it will also mark Eddie Alvarez’s bare-knuckle debut when he faces Chad Mendes in the co-main event. The BKFC 41 card will air on pay-per-view with a $49.99 price tag.

Rothwell, who competes in the heavyweight division, is a veteran of the UFC and has fought against some of the biggest names in the sport. His experience, combined with the power that he possesses, makes him a formidable opponent, and his matchup against Copeland is expected to be intense.

Copeland, on the other hand, is a skilled fighter with a knockout win to his name in the BKFC. He will be looking to build on his success and establish himself as a top contender in the organization.

As for the BKFC, the organization has been making waves in the combat sports scene ever since it was founded in 2018. Its unique format, which involves fighters competing without gloves or hand wraps, has attracted a growing fanbase, and it has also lured in notable fighters from other combat sports such as MMA and kickboxing.

With events like BKFC 41, the organization aims to continue its growth and cement its place in the world of combat sports.


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