BKFC Flyweight Champ Christine Ferea Looks to ‘Dominate’ in Bec Rawlings Rematch

A win is a win for everyone – except for bare knuckle boxing champ Christine Ferea. The BKFC flyweight queen hopes to double up on the W’s against Bec Rawlings this weekend at BKFC 56 after a doctor stoppage forced an early end to their previous contest.

In an exclusive chat with Sportsnaut, Christine Ferea outlined why the TKO win did not meet her high expectations to the point of ignoring other potential bouts. 

“If you a win a game by a field goal, you won the game…technically I won. I did the job. I cut her open. I won but I have an 89% TKO rate. I finish everybody. So that’s what I want to do. I want to dominate her completely.”

“I want to redeem myself within myself because I’m better than that,” Ferea continued. “I know I can finish her way faster in a more defining fashion.”

In the opening round of their main card attraction at BKFC 41, Christine Ferea’s fierce power punching opened a cut over Rawlings right eye. Following prolonged clinch battles and striking exchanges, the severity of the wound increased enough by the end of the second round to warrant the stoppage.

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Despite her frustration with the outcome, Christine Ferea stopped short of criticizing the ringside physician’s assessment after finding out potential nerve damage prompted the ruling. “I trust him,” she concluded after realizing the possibility of permanent facial damage at the cut’s location.

While ill will towards her opponent was a strong motivating factor leading up to their first fight, Christine Ferea feels more distant from the animosity this time around but has retained enough of it to meet her in the ring. 

“It doesn’t matter. I’m over it. I’m over that part. She’s here. She’s facing me…I give her some respect for that. But when I sign against you, I don’t like you in my heart and in my mind…Right now I don’t like her. She’s trying to take everything from me.”

Christine Ferea’s Double Champ Goals

Christine Ferea
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When the conversation turned to the trend of combat sports athletes testing themselves in different disciplines, the former Invicta fighter and undefeated amateur Muay Thai competitor downplayed any desire to compete outside of her current home and instead doubled down on her commitment to the promotion.

“I do want to be champ-champ. I’m thinking of moving up to 135. I know half of my power and energy is zapped making the 125 cut…It’ll be challenging but I think I can pull that one off and if the promotion is up to it I want to attempt that.”

BKFC 56 takes place this Saturday Dec. 2 from the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT.  Christine Ferea will make her third title defense against Bec Rawlings on the main card. Mike Perry will take on former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event. Former UFC heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Todd Duffee are scheduled for the co-main.

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