- BKFC 10 goes Saturday, February 15th at 9:00 pm EST
- Can Lombard make an impression during his first foray into bare-knuckle boxing competition?
- See the odds below
BKFC 10 looks to keep the momentum going after BKFC 9. The latest offering from Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship goes down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bouts are getting announced though and Lombard vs
Riggs Mundell is the headliner.
Speculation has run rampant about who Lombard would face in his BKFC debut since news of his signing was announced. He was originally set to face a fellow mixed-martial-arts veteran in Joe “Diesel” Riggs. But David Mundell has taken Riggs’ place. The odds for this fight and my predictions are below.
BKFC 10 Odds
Odds updated Feb. 11
Though Lombard is unbeaten in kickboxing and muay thai competition, he is primarily known for his Judo acumen. I think his KO power coupled with his Olympic judoka tenure could actually work quite well for him in BKFC. Lombard’s grappling edges could really show themselves in some of these clinch positions and could result in Riggs getting hurt. The BKFC ruleset allows for more striking work in clinch positions but perhaps Riggs’ experience advantage will help him remain elusive from those positions. I see Lombard getting the victory here in his debut at BKFC 10 though.
Who Gets the Win?
While Lombard takes off the gloves and steps into this type of combat for the first time, Mundell has two fights to his name.
Both of Mundell’s bare-knuckle appearances have been specifically on the BKFC circuit. In both of those outings, he scored highlight-reel first-round knockouts.
— FITE (@FiteTV) February 10, 2020
“Redneck” is looking to keep that streak going by halting the BKB debutant, Lombard. Much like Lombard’s MMA run, Mundell has plied his trade as a middleweight and welterweight. Bellator, Titan FC, and Contender Series are some of the platforms Mundell has been featured on as an MMA fighter. Though he was a capable enough MMA fighter, Mundell has seemed to find his stride in combat sports within the world of bare-knuckle boxing.
BKFC 10 Tale of the Tape
|0-0 (BKB)||Record||2-0 (BKB)|
|0 (BKB) 19 (MMA)||Knockouts||2 (BKB) 2 (MMA)|
|0 (BKB) six-fight losing streak (MMA)||Current Streak||2 (BKB)|
|American Top Team||Team/ Camp Affiliation||Gracie Clearwater|
|Jake Shields, Nate Marquardt, Alexander Shlemenko (MMA)||Statement Win(s)||Ronnie Forney, Drew Lipton|
|Bellator Middleweight Champion (MMA)||Titles/ Distinctions||RFC Welterweight Champion (MMA)|
Mundell found out a few weeks ago about Riggs’ injury and capitalized. Though Mundell recently got married and was looking to take some time off, he realized this was an opportunity he could not pass up.
Mundell grew up watching and knowing Lombard. “Making idols into enemies,” as Mundell put it when we spoke ahead of this BKFC 10 bout.
Mundell is also a resident of Florida so there will presumably be a lot of partisan support for “Redneck” David Mundell. I think this is a more dangerous fight for Lombard than his initial scheduled adversary, Joe Riggs. Though Riggs captured BKB gold, he doesn’t have quite the same stopping power Mundell has in the bare-knuckle sphere.
I think Mundell gets it done and ends up finishing Hector Lombard.
Pick: David Mundell (+155)