Former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout defeated Luis “Baboon” Palomino via unanimous decision in their action-packed showdown for the vacant BKFC welterweight world title in the main event of BKFC-57 at the sold-out Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL.
The judges scored it 49-45 across the board in favor of Trout, who dropped Palomino to the canvas in the fourth round.
With the win, Trout improves to 2-0 under the BKFC banner and the Las Cruces, NM product becomes the first world champion gloved boxer to lay claim to a BKFC World Championship. Palomino entered the fight as the only combatant in BKFC history to win their first nine bouts in the squared circle. The previously unbeaten Peru-born Miami product is the only fighter to ever sit atop the BKFC Pound-for-Pound rankings.
“This wouldn’t feel as good if it wasn’t against a prime champion like ‘Baboon.’” Trout told the jam-packed Hard Rock Live. “I don’t think any win would be worthy of how I’m feeling now if it wasn’t against the king of BKFC … I’m going to be here for a long time, so get tired of me – I’m not going anywhere.”
Celebrities in attendance at BKFC 57 included tennis icon Andre Agassi, two-time Super Bowl winner Jason Pierre-Paul, basketball legend Tracy McGrady and BKFC superstars “Platinum” Mike Perry and Lorenzo ‘The Juggernaut” Hunt among many others.