Pacific Top Team Penticton fighter earns first BFL win

Mitch Burke of Pacific Top Team Penticton earns unanimous decision in Battlefield Fight League

MMA fighter Mitch Burke celebrates after winning his bout in Battlefield Fight League 37 in Coquitlam.

MMA fighter Mitch Burke celebrates after winning his bout in Battlefield Fight League 37 in Coquitlam.

Mitch Burke of Pacific Top Team Penticton has earned his first Battlefield Fight League (BFL) win.

Burke picked up his first win in BFL in BFL37 Gladiator at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino over local Paul Welters.

Judges gave Burke the win by unanimous decision.

“When he made a mistake, I capitalized well. Basically beat him up in front of his friends and family,” said Burke. “It went really well. It went the way I wanted it to go. I was wanting an opponent that would stand and have a striking fight with me. That’s exactly what happened. I thought it was a really good fight for the fans to watch. The fans were wild the whole time. I thought that we both put on a great performance and definitely traded some shots back and forth. Overall, I overpowered him and beat him in every round.”

Burke was also excited about the win since the event was broadcast live on the Fight Network.

The win is big for Burke, who said that BFL is the premier organization in B.C. where mixed martial arts fighters face the best of the best. Burke is confident about what he accomplished, but said he won’t let it get to his head. He’s unsure when his next fight will be, but Burke wants his next chance to help him climb the rankings.