“Bigfoot” Silva vs Gabriel Gonzaga set for Bare Knuckle FC 8

✅ A heavyweight bout in Bare Knuckle Boxing between MMA veterans and UFC title challengers "Bigfoot" Silva and Gabriel Gonzaga is now official

The first bout for Bare Knuckle FC 8, taking place in Tampa, Florida on October 19th is now set. The Promotion recently sent out a press release revealing a fight between heavyweights Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Gabriel Gonzaga as the first announced bout.

“I am very excited to have these two legends competing in the BKFC squared circle,” BKFC president David Feldman stated in a release. “They have fought and beat some of the best fighters in the world and now they will fight each other. Tampa is a great fight market and we are thrilled to be able to host another event there. The fans in Tampa love BKFC and we plan on giving them another great show.”’

The current heavyweight champion in BKFC is former UFC fighter Chase Sherman. He holds a 1-0-1 record in the promotion and won the title after defeating Arnold Adams via unanimous decision. On account of their wealth of experience and marketability, either “Bigfoot” or Gonzaga cold surely gain a title shot with an impressive win in their debut.


Silva last fought in Glory kickboxing in October 2017 where he got knocked out by Rico Verhoeven in the second round. In MMA he sits on a five fight losing streak, all but one of those losses via knockout. His last martial arts win was a TKO over Soa Palelei in 2015.

Gonzaga’s last win also came in 2015, in a lacklustre decision win over Konstantin Erokhin. He’s lost five out of his last six bouts, four of the losses have come via T/KO.

Who wins at BKFC 8: “Bigfoot” or Gonzaga?

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com