Video: Mike Perry, Eddie Alvarez trade punches during spirited first faceoff ahead of BKFC 56

It was all in good fun – we think.

On Thursday, Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez partook in a lively press conference filled with trash talk in Salt Lake City, where the two former UFC fighters will meet Dec. 2 in the BKFC 56 headliner for the “King of Violence” championship belt.

Afterward, Perry and Alvarez had their first faceoff. And, well, it got violent.

The two men came face to face with BKFC president David Feldman between, they exchanged some words, and then exchanged some punches to the stomach that they apparently were OK with? They might’ve been playing around, but those punches were pretty hard. Thankfully, nothing got out of hand.

You can watch the faceoff between Perry and Alvarez in the video above.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie