Houston Alexander Wins Bare-Knuckle Boxing Match At 51 Years Old

Houston Alexander defeated Jeremy Smith at Bare Knuckle FC 43 event in Omaha, Nebraska by unanimous decision.

Houston Alexander
Houston Alexander via BKFC on Instagram

Houston Alexander won his most recent BKFC bout on Friday night.

The combat sports world seems to be all in on bare-knuckle boxing. Last month Bare-Knuckle FC pulled out all the stops with their biggest cards ever as fans watched and cheered from the arena and at home. Mike Perry who became the face of the BKFC organization took down former UFC champion Luke Rockhold in the main event of BKFC 41. Rolling from the success of that event, BKFC has held two more events trying to hold onto the attention of fans. 

BKFC 43 took place on Friday night at the Liberty First Arena in Omaha, NE. This card featured another former UFC fighter, 51-year-old Houston Alexander. Alexander took on Jeremy Smith in the main event. 

Houston Alexander continued his bare-knuckle unbeaten streak at BKFC 43

Alexander has had a long combat sports career. He began fighting professionally back in 2001 and joined the UFC in 2007. He had a short run in the UFC but fans remember him fondly for his KO win over Keith Jardine at UFC 71. Alexander bounced around quite a bit after that, fighting for Bellator, and a few regional promotions. He decided to try his hands at bare-knuckle boxing in 2021, joining BKFC, and has since racked up a record of 4-0.

The fight against Smith was an all-out war with both men looking to end the other’s night early. Alexander looked like the most precise striker in the ring and showcased why he has found so much success in BKFC. Alexander put the pressure on Smith and it showed in the South African’s face. Fans thought that perhaps the fight would be stopped by the doctor but the men were allowed to continue to the final round. 

The bout went to the judge’s scorecards and Alexander was named the winner by unanimous decision to keep his unbeaten record in BKFC. 

All BKFC 43 Results are as follows:

  • Houston Alexander def. Jeremy Smith-UD
  • Dakota Cochrane def. Noah Cutter- KO 
  • Jimmie Rivera def. Bekhzod Usmonov-UD
  • Sean Wilson def. Brandon Meyer-UD
  • Alonzo Martinez def. Jeremy Sauceda-TKO
  • Carlos Trinidad-Snake def. Elvin Brito-UD
  • Ryan Braun def. Andrew Potter-KO
  • Jade Masson-Wong def.  Taylor Starling-UD
  • Jeff Souder def. Idrees Wasi-UD
Published on May 20, 2023 at 9:41 am
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