Cuban Ulysses Díaz beat American Donelei Benedetto at BKFC 14, an event in which fighters fight with boxing rules but without gloves
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This weekend the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) had one of its best evenings in recent times thanks to the shocking but brief show that starred two of the fighters who faced each other in the ring: Ulysses Díaz and Donelei Benedetto .
The fight, one of the most promising in the previous one, was resolved quickly as the Cuban won by knockout in just three seconds, thanks to a right hand that hit the face of his opponent, who was surprised by the vehemence of his rival, He couldn't react and after the blow he fell flat on the canvas.
I come from the street, I was raised purely. It's something that comes with me from my past. I have fought barehanded my whole life and I am ready for this, “said Díaz , 39, after the end of the fight. Now, he will seek to go for the world title in this sport that respects the rules of boxing but in which the Fighters do not cover their knuckles, so the level of violence is exponential.The Cuban, who spent two years behind bars, also has in his sports career 13 boxing fights and bouts in mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu.
Jorge Masvidal's KO in 5 seconds in the UFC
While there is no official confirmation yet, it is believed that what Diaz did on Saturday could be a Guinness record, as there are no recent records of such a quick knockout in any discipline. The most recent was in July this year, when boxer Seniesa Estrada beat Miranda Adkins at 7 seconds, setting a new record in women's boxing.
While in 2019 Jorge Masvidal beat Ben Askren with a knee to the neck in just 5 seconds at the UFC 239 event held at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. That was a new record within the world's leading mixed martial arts company.
Boxing without gloves is a sport that has become popular in the last few months that it has landed in the United States. Some time ago it was mainly set in the UK, where young people fight brutal combat for about $ 600 . At the most, if they gain a little more prestige, they will earn about $ 6,500 in a match.
It is a very controversial discipline but it is beginning to grow globally. “Bare knuckle” boxing was popular until 1867 , when the Marquis of Queensberry Rules were introduced, requiring gloves to protect the hands. But now, many fighters from other sports, such as boxing and mixed martial arts , choose him to try their luck. They do it without noticing the damage of a controversial style that tries to conquer the world.