On September 11, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship have updated their main fight card where they have added six matches while adding two preliminary fights that will be featured on YouTube. As scheduled, former UFC Welterweights Thiago Alves and Julian Lane will square off in the main event. The co-main event will feature former UFC Middleweight fighters Hector Lombard and Kendall Grove. Added to the card is a flyweight matchup between Abdiel Velazquez (9-6 MMA, 3-2 BKFC) and Reggie Barnett (3-4 MMA, 4-1 BKFC).
Velazquez is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Dat Nguyen while Barnett won his fight against Matt Murphy by knockout in the second round as both were featured in the BKFC 10: Lombard-Mundell card back on February 15. In a women’s flyweight bout, Calie Cutler (7-6 MMA, 0-0 BKFC) makes her promotion debut when she goes up against Christine Ferea (1-2 MMA, 2-1 BKFC). They have a history together where Ferea defeated Cutler via knockout in the fourth round of their Muay Thai bout while they fought for the Lion Fight promotion back in May of 2015. Cutler looks to avenge that loss by beginning her Bare Knuckle career on the right track by scoring a victory.
Tom “Your Local Ninja” Shoaff (11-4 MMA, 1-2 BKFC) and Joe Elmore (13-12 MMA, 1-0 BKFC) hook up in lightweight action. Shoaff’s last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Saturday night’s main eventer in Julian Lane back at BKFC 6. He looks to even his BKFC record to 2-2 that would send Elmore his first loss. Lorenzo Hunt (3-5 MMA, 1-1 BKFC) looks to avenge his loss to Gustavo Trujillo at BKFC 10 by taking on Erick Lozano (13-16 MMA, 0-0 BKFC) who makes his Bare Knuckle debut this weekend as well.
The event takes place at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida this Friday night at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT