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Virginia MMA fighter Sydney ‘Sundance’ Smith gets match on BKFC’s KnuckleMania 4

Chris Graham
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Sydney “Sundance” Smith earned a last-minute invite to be on the card of BKFC’s KnuckleMania 4 on Saturday in Los Angeles.

“I’ve been praying for an opportunity like this,” said Smith, an MMA fighter who lives in Augusta County and trains up the road in Bridgewater.

Smith (1-1-0 in BKFC) will face Crystal Pittman (2-3-0 in BKFC), who fights at 150 pounds, meaning Smith is having to move up in weight class for the fight.

It didn’t take much in terms of thought for Smith to make that call.

KnuckleMania 4 is being billed as the biggest event in BKFC history. All the stars are out – like “Platinum” Mike Perry (4-0-0, the #1 middleweight contender) and Thiago “Pitbull” Alves (2-0-0) in Saturday’s main event – for BKFC’s California debut, which will broadcast live worldwide on The BKFC App.

“I think this fight could be a major turning point in my career,” Smith said. “There are going to be so many eyes on this card, and Crystal has a really big following. If I go out there and do what I plan to do, I don’t think there’s any denying that I’m one of the best out there.”

Smith said the fight with Pittman “is going to be a banger.”

“I think it’s going to be the Fight of the Night,” she said. “There are so many killers on the card, but neither of us have an ounce of quit in us. It’s going to be a war from start to finish, no matter how long it lasts.”

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].