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Alan Belcher Edges Out Roy Nelson in Split Decision at Gamebred Bareknuckle 6

Despite being dominated by Roy Nelson for most of the fight, Alan Belcher pulled off a controversial split decision win to keep his bare-knuckle record flawless in the main event of Gamebred Bareknuckle 6, which happened at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Belcher is now set to face Junior dos Santos for the first-ever Gamebred Bareknuckle heavyweight belt.

“I have to admit, it was not what I expected,” Belcher said after the fight. “It was not what I expected, except for the part where Roy absorbed my best shots. I knew he would do that.”
“I will be ready for Junior dos Santos when we fight for the title.”

Belcher, 39, was not the only one who was shocked. After being taken down and controlled by his 47-year-old opponent in every round, Belcher’s win did not impress his home fans. Nelson used his superior grappling to keep Belcher under pressure and limit his offense. Belcher did some damage from the bottom in the first round, but he was mostly on the defensive in the second and third rounds as Nelson dictated the fight.

Two judges gave the fight to Belcher with 29-28 scores, while the other judge scored it 29-28 for Nelson.

Belcher is now 5-0 in bare-knuckle fighting after his successful run as BKFC heavyweight champion.

Nelson falls to 1-1 in two bare-knuckle MMA bouts after knocking out Dillon Cleckler in the first round in his Gamebred Bareknuckle debut.


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