The biggest fight of Chris “Bukwas” Anderson’s MMA career happens Saturday, Jan. 24 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond when he takes on Andy “Problem” Padda for the Battlefield Fight League’s vacant amateur welterweight (170 pounds) title.
“This will be Chris’ fourth appearance with Battlefield Fight League,” said Jonny Mac of the Comox Valley Boxing Club & Mixed Martial Arts. Anderson has a 7-2 record and is 3-0 in BFL.
He was to have fought Saeid Mirzaei in a highly-anticipated grudge match, but “The Prince of Persia” pulled out with a last-minute injury, Mac said. Addy (5-4-0) is from Mamba Martial Arts in Abbotsford. “He is a highly decorated kickboxer and MMA fighter and (Mamba is) the only gym that would stand in last minute. Not the fight we wanted, but it’s still for the title.”
Anderson, the BFL’s #1 welterweight contender, was scheduled to fight former champ Curtis Harriott last summer but Harriott separated his shoulder and had to go under the knife, which left Anderson waiting for someone to fight.
For anyone that cannot make it to the River Rock, BFL 34 will be aired live on PPV for only $9.99. Go to Battlefieldfl.com to find the link.
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be able to make this happen,” Mac added.
– Comox Valley Boxing Club & Mixed Martial Arts