Former UFC Champion Johny Hendricks Booked Against Bellator Vet Brennan Ward For BareKnuckle Boxing Fight On November 9
Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks who announced his retirement from MMA after a lengthy combat sports career back in July. Meanwhile, long-time Bellator welterweight contender Brennan Ward who also announced his retirement earlier this month.
Now it turns out that both fighters can’t remain in their respective retirements any longer. According to a report from FightBookMMA, the pair is set to meet in the main event of World Bareknuckle Fighting Federation’s (WBKFF) debut event on November 9th in Casper, Wyoming.
The card also features a matchup between UFC middleweight veterans Phil Baroni and Chris Leben, a former football player Shawne Merriman meets Mike Bourke and a rematch between Joey Beltran and Tony Lopez is also in the works.
Hendricks (18-8), became the welterweight champion when he beat Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 but lost the title back to Lawler in 2014. Since then “Bigg Rigg” 34, has been struggling to get his ship right only picking up two wins in his last seven fights under UFC. Johny last fought in November 2017, where he lost to Paulo Costa by second-round TKO.
Brennan Ward who suppose to face Andre Fialho at Bellator 207 in October but forced to withdrawal from this bout due to an undisclosed injury. Ward hadn’t competed since August of 2017 when he submitted by Fernando Gonzales. His last win came at Bellator 163 in November 2016 when he earns a first-round knockout of Saad Awad. He retired with a 14-6 overall record.
Share your input who’ll win when Brennan Ward and Johny Hendricks thrown down in November?