Eddie Alvarez Edges Out Chad Mendes in Close-Fought War – BKFC 41 Results (Highlights)

‘The Underground King’ got off to a successful start in bare-knuckle boxing against 'Money' Mendes by a split decision

Eddie Alvarez, BKFC 41
Credit: Eddie Alvarez, FITE TV (via Instagram & Twitter)

Former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez was looking to make a successful bare-knuckle boxing debut against Chad Mendes at BKFC 41.

BKFC 41: Eddie Alvarez vs Chad Mendes

Round 1

Mendes leaps in with a jab. He goes to the body but misses. Double jab for Alvarez. Alvarez slips a hook. He moves forward with a double jab. Alvarez gets hit by a big right hand. Mendes lands an uppercut. Huge uppercut by Alvarez and a counter right from Mendes. Mendes with a left hook. Nice two uppercuts from Alvarez. Right uppercut from Mendes and left hook. He lands an uppercut.

Round 2

Mendes lands a jab to the body. Alvarez makes good work of his jab. Mendes with a left uppercut and massive left hook to drop Alvarez. Alvarez is back up. He’s swinging wild. Nice counter left from Alvarez. Mendes explodes with a jab and right hand. Right hook from Alvarez. Nice stiff jab from Mendes. Three uppercuts from Mendes and big left hook to close the round.

Round 3

Mendes with a jab and right. Alvarez drops Mendes with a short left hook. He’s up. Jab for Mendes. Alvarez avoids the uppercut. Mendes blitzes in but only gets an uppercut through. Jab from Alvarez. Left hand from Mendes. Right hand on the entry lands for Alvarez.

Round 4

Mendes with two jabs. He eats a left hook and counters with a right hook. Left uppercut from Mendes. Strong jab from Mendes. Huge right hand from Alvarez and counter left hook from Mendes. Mendes with another left hook. Alvarez resets off the jab and lands a two. Left hook again for Mendes. He jabs twice. Short right hook gets through for Mendes.

Round 5

Mendes jumps and misses a jab. Nice jab from Alvarez, jab and left before a counter right from Mendes. Huge uppercut and hook from Mendes. Right hand on the entry and left hook by Alvarez. Alvarez throws a shoulder on the break. Mends with a step-in jab and two more and a left hand.Uppercut from Alvarez. Alvarez unleashes a three-punch combo and another one. Alvarez is unloading here with multiple three-punch combos and down goes Mendes. Mendes throws a big left and right to knock down Alvarez.

Official Result: Eddie Alvarez defeats Chad Mendes by split decision (47-46, 46-47, 47-46).

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Published on April 29, 2023 at 11:47 pm
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