Saturday night in front of a huge crowd in Great Falls, Montana, Britain Hart (6-1, 3 KO) dominated and defeated Charisa Sigala (1-3-1) earning the vacant BKFC women’s strawweight world championship. Scores at the end of the five rounds were 50-43 from all three judges.
Hart vs. Sigala was the main event of BKFC 29, as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship made its triumphant return to Great Falls at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena. The event was broadcast globally on the new BKFC app.
Starting off fast early in the fight, Hart used a variety of combinations against the valiant Sigala. Continuing the fast pace in the second stanza, Hart opened up a cut above the left eye of Sigala. California native Sigala came out aggressively in the third round, but Hart countered well, ending the stanza with huge right uppercuts. Hart kept up her damaging attack in the fourth round successfully landing her full arsenal of punches against the game Sigala. The fifth and final round saw Sigala going for broke, however Hart used her superior defensive skills to close the show in style.
Fighting in the light heavyweight division, hometown favorite and No. 4-ranked "Diesel" Joe Riggs (3-2-1, 1 KO), had a disappointing end to his battle with South Dakota's Josh "Ken Doll" Dyer (2-1, 2 KO).
Following their confrontation at the weigh-in, expectations were high for a tremendous battle. Both combatants landed huge shots in the opening round, with Riggs drilling Dyer to the canvas with a massive left hand. However, an accidental headbutt would see Riggs fall to the canvas with ten seconds to go in the round, and with him deemed unable to continue, the bout was ruled a no-contest.
Fighting in the featherweight division, hard-hitting No. 4-ranked and local favorite Kai "Hefty Bag" Stewart (3-0, 2 KO), won a split decision over Rusty Crowder (4-4, 3 KO), of Temple, Georgia in an entertaining battle. In a fight that was fought evenly over the first four rounds, Stewart closed strongly in the final stanza to win on the scorecards by scores of 49-46, 48-47 and 47-48.
Rounding out the card in the featherweight division, Dakota Highpine (1-0) won a unanimous decision over Koda Greenwood (0-1), as both made their BKFC debuts. Scores were 50-45 on all three cards for Highpine.