BKFC 49 fight card set for Friday, August 25
“We’re very excited to promote BKFC-49 in Miami, FL headlined by an outstanding welterweight world title clash between these two undefeated top contenders, Gorjan Slaveski and Jake Lindsey. Between their nine BKFC fights, only one has gone the distance and we expect fireworks from the start,” said David Feldman, President and Founder of BKFC. “With the title becoming vacant, these two fighters are truly the most deserving of this opportunity and headline another outstanding South Florida BKFC card.”
After compiling an 8-2 record as a professional boxer, the 29-year-old Slaveski made his BKFC debut on April 21, 2022 scoring a show stopping first round knockout of Ramal Amanov at BKFC Fight Night: Fort Lauderdale. The heavy handed Slaveski followed that up with quick knockouts of Juston Stills (BKFC-26) and Dallas Davison (BKFC-29). Fighting often, he won a dominant unanimous decision over Evgeny Kurdanov at BKFC-31 and most recently stopped Yordenis Cedeno in the fourth round at BKFC-35. The victory capped off Slaveski’s extraordinary run of five victories in a nine-month span solidifying his reputation as a must-see attraction.
Hard-hitting Jake Lindsey enters the squared circle for the world title clash following a tremendous fourth round knockout of heralded Connor Tierney at BKFC-37 on March 4, 2023. His three prior BKFC victories were all by exciting stoppage including Brandon Girtz (BKFC-31), Derrick Findley (BKFC-23), and Eric Thompson (BKFC Fight Night: Wichita).
Co-featured in a can’t miss matchup; #1 Ranked Bantamweight and Former BKFC Interim Champion Jarod ‘Kid Gatti’ Grant, (5-2), of Pembroke Pines, FL faces Daniel ‘The Machete’ Alvarez (1-1), of San Diego, CA. Grant looks to return to the win column following a hard-fought clash with John Dodson at KnuckleMania 3 while Alvarez also looks for victory after losing to Reggie Barnett Jr. in the main event at BKFC-39, a fight stopped by the ringside physician at the end of the third round.