Jorge Masvidal reacts to announcement of very first Gamebred Fighting Championship event
UFC welterweight superstar Jorge Masvidal reacted after the official announcement of the first-ever Gamebred Fighting Championship event.
Masvidal announced last month that he would be launching Gamebred FC, a bare-bones MMA promotion. We’ve seen hand-to-hand fights rise in popularity over the past few years with organizations like BKFC at the forefront, but we haven’t seen a sound-fisted MMA promotion really take off. With Masvidal in the lead, the hope is that this first Gamebred FC event will be the first of many events for the UFC welterweight star.
Speaking to his social media on Saturday after the announcement of the very first Gamebred FC card for July 18 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Masvidal responded to the news of the event.
Latest News Gamebred Fighting Championship 1 will take place on Friday, June 18 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Our very first professional Bare Knuckle MMA event will be titled by Jason “The Kid” Knight vs. “Felony” Charles Bennett. Watch it live and exclusively on the BKTV app! #realhastalamuerte
The Gamebred FC 1 main event features former UFC featherweight Jason Knight against former PRIDE star Charles Bennett. Both fighters are recognizable names for MMA fans, so hope for Masvidal and co. is that the value of their name will help sell more shows. For Masvidal, this sound-fisted MMA adventure is certainly new, but he’s been in the game for almost 20 years and knows a thing or two about promoting fighting.
As for Masvidal himself, he’s currently working to make sure that Gamebred FC’s first event goes off without a hitch, and it’s unclear when we’ll see him fight in the Octagon next. We saw him fight Kamaru Usman in a rematch last month at UFC 261 and suffer a brutal knockout loss, so it will be interesting to see what comes next for him.
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