Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship to hold 1st Legal, Regulated and Sanctioned bare knuckle event in the United States since the 1889. A 12 Bout Card will be broadcast live across the US and Canada on Pay Per View Television from the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
“This is the start of a new era in combat sports,” said BKFC President and former professional boxer David Feldman. “Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will combine the incredibly rich history of Bare Knuckle under the Broughton and London Prize Ring Rules, with a modern rule set for this generation. By showcasing professional fighters from a wide array of disciplines, we want to answer the question: Who is the best pure striker on the planet?”
“BKFC: The Beginning”, will be held at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and available throughout the United States and Canada on Pay Per View in over 100 million homes. The Historic Event will also be available on TV Networks, Worldwide.
Scheduled to fight at “BKFC: The Beginning” are:
* Former UFC Heavyweight Champion - Ricco Rodriguez
* Former IBF Lightweight World Champion - Paul Spadafora
* Lineal Bare Knuckle Boxing Heavyweight Champion - Bobby Gunn
* Former WEC Middleweight Champion & 12 fight UFC veteran - Joe Riggs
* Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Winner & All-Army Boxing Champion - Eric Prindle
* Undefeated Heavyweight Professional Boxer - Sam Shewmaker
The card is also scheduled to feature additional fighters from the UFC, PBC, Bellator and K1; with fighters hailing from the US, Canada, Russia, England, and Australia.