MONROE, La. – Fighting in front of a packed house at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Lorenzo 'The Juggernaut' Hunt (8-1, 7 KO) defeated hometown favorite Quentin 'The Hero' Henry (5-2, 5 KO) for the vacant Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, cruiserweight world title.
Headlining BKFC 30, also broadcast globally on the BKFC app, Hunt used his athletic skill advantage and tight defense to win the first two rounds. The aggressive Henry landed successfully in the first minute of the third stanza, however Hunt countered with a short right hand and followed up with a successful sequence of power shots to drop the popular Monroe native. With Henry unable to beat the count, Hunt was declared the victor at 1:36 of round 3.
With the win, Hunt becomes BKFC's second fighter to achieve "champ champ" status, joining Luis Palomino. Hunt also holds the BKFC's light heavyweight world title.
Co-featured at BKFC 30, former UFC star "Big" Ben Rothwell (1-0, 1 KO) made his triumphant heavyweight debut in BKFC with a first-round demolition of longtime BKFC veteran Bobo "The Bible Belt Brawler" O'Bannon (3-4). Starting quick from the opening bell, Rothwell drilled O'Bannon to the canvas from a barrage of power shots. With O'Bannon being counted out, Rothwell was declared the winner at the 0:19 mark of the first round.
Rounding out BKFC 30 in the featherweight division, David "The Boss" Bosnick (1-0), won a unanimous decision over Manuel Thibodeaux (0-1). The judges' scorecards read 50-44, 49-46 and 49-45 for Bosnick.