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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Returns Saturday, August 25
with “BKFC 2: A New Era” from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in
Biloxi, Mississippi & Live on Pay-Per-View
Card Will Include Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Finals & the Returns of
Bec Rawlings & Tony Lopez
Plus! The BKFC Debuts of Chris Lytle & Charles Bennett
PHILADELPHIA (July 11, 2018) – After successfully holding the first legal, regulated and
sanctioned bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889 last month, Bare Knuckle
Fighting Championship (BKFC) is set to return Saturday, August 25 with “BKFC 2: A New
Era” from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi and live on pay-per-view.
After the inaugural June 2 event was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming, this edition of BKFC will be
held under the auspices and control of the Mississippi Athletic Commission, headed by
Chairman Jon Lewis.
“With the overwhelming success of BKFC 1 in June, I know that the stakes are even higher for
our second event,” said BKFC Founder and President David Feldman. “We feel confident that
‘BKFC 2: A New Era’ will build upon what we’ve already accomplished and raise the bar with
our fights and fighters.”
Tickets are available now exclusively at www.bareknuckle.tv ranging from $35 to $250.
“BKFC 2: A New Era” will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on
pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television and streaming distribution
outlets for $29.95.
The stacked night of fights will see the return of UFC veteran, and newly-crowned “Queen of
Bare Knuckle” Bec Rawlings, who will face professional boxer Britain Hart. The action will also
include the semi-final round of the BKFC heavyweight tournament, with Sam Shewmaker
taking on Maurice Jackson and Arnold Adams facing Joey Beltran.
A veteran of both the UFC and Bellator, Beltran won the heavyweight tournament alternate
bout at BKFC 1 when he defeated Tony Lopez in what was widely considered the “fight of the
night” by both fans and media. Beltran replaces former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco
Rodriguez, who has withdrawn from the heavyweight tournament due to injury, but will return on
a future BKFC card.
Lopez has earned a place on BKFC 2 after his outstanding fight against Beltran and will now
face 16-fight Muay Thai fighting veteran Jimmy Jennette.
Set to make their BKFC debuts on this loaded night of fights are Chris Lytle, who has a
combined 44 victories as a professional MMA fighter and boxer, and Charles Bennett, who has
had 70 professional MMA fights. Lytle spent eight years fighting in the UFC, and Bennett spent
five in Pride FC.
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