Gamebred Bareknuckle 5 thrilled fans on Friday night, and MMA enthusiasts tuned in for a live stream and official results, all covered here.
This intense bareknuckle MMA event unfolded at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The spotlight was on a heavyweight clash between two former UFC champions, Junior Dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum.
This matchup signaled the return to action for both heavyweight legends after extended periods of inactivity. Dos Santos had not competed for over 15 months, last seen in action when his shoulder injury led to a TKO loss against Yorgan de Castro at Eagle FC 47. Werdum’s most recent appearance dated back 28 months ago under the PFL banner, although his fight against Renan Ferreira was subsequently overturned to a no contest.
Interestingly, this was not the first encounter between Dos Santos and Werdum; they initially squared off at UFC 90 in 2008, but this time, they entered the ring without gloves. Apart from the highly anticipated main event, the card featured several UFC veterans, including Maki Pitolo, Brandon Jenkins, Anthony Njokuani, Irwin Rivera, Joshua Weems, and Brandon Davis. Fabricio Werdum Fabricio Werdum Fabricio Werdum Fabricio Werdum
If you missed the live event, you can catch the full action in the video above and review the official results below:
Gamebred Bareknuckle 5 Full Results:
- Junior Dos Santos defeated Fabricio Werdum via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
- Joel Bauman defeated Maki Pitolo via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:36
- Joshua Weems defeated Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ago Huskic defeated Brandon Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Anthony Njokuani defeated Brandon Jenkins via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Joey Ruquet defeated Joe Penafiel via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:01
- Jhonasky Sojo defeated Tyler Hill via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:52
- Reggie Northrup defeated Cody Herbert via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Shahzaib Rind defeated Carlos Guerra via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:40
- Juan Alvarez defeated Christopher Wingate via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 0:13
This event delivered thrilling action and memorable moments, making it a must-watch for combat sports enthusiasts.