Live from the InterContinental Miami venue, this Friday night comes another event of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. With a stacked up nine-fight main card, there are two that are championship bouts. The main event includes Jim Alers (14-4-0, 1NC, 4-0 BKFC) square off against Luis Palomino (26-16 MMA, 2-0 BKFC) for the BKFC Lightweight Championship. Both men are undefeated in bare-knuckle competition as Alers claimed his fourth straight win besting Kaleb Harris by a decision on February 15 while Palomino knocked out Isaac Vallie-Flagg via knockout.
For the BKFC Bantamweight championship, Dat Nguyen (20-3 Boxing, 2-0 BKFC) will take on Reginald Barnett, Jr. (2-4 MMA, 5-1 BKFC), where Barnett has fared better in the more raw and raunchy hybrid of bare-knuckle competition, winning five of six fights gloves off. Nguyen, at 38, with two wins, is in the co-main event, looking to accomplish combat sports stardom with a title win in Miami.
England’s own Jake Bostwick (18-10-0 MMA, 1 NC) tests the raw flesh pounding profession by taking on Tyler Vogel (8-5 MMA, 0-2 Boxing) as both combatants face off in their BKFC debut. Francesco Ricchi (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BKFC) faces fellow Floridian Noah Cutter (1-4 MMA, 1-0 BKFC). As Ricchi and Cutter have a lot in common, fighting in their home state and have little seasoning, don’t be surprised if there’s a little more pressure surrounding this contest for both men. Ulysses Diaz (12-1 Boxing, 1-0 BKFC) looks to expand on his luck in his bare-knuckle career when he stares down BKFC greenhorn Donelei “King Kong” Benedetto (2-2 MMA, 0-0 BKFC)
Jarod Grant (1-0 BKFC) looks to become more visible on the combat sports radar when he takes on 20 fight MMA veteran Chris Johnson (8-12 MMA, 0-1 BKFC). Grant is looking for his second win, while Johnson is looking for his first. In the lone women’s matchup, seasoned boxer Britain Hart (4-4-3 Boxing, 0-0 BKFC) makes also makes her BKFC premiere when she scraps against Randine Ekholm (0-3 MMA, 0-0 BKFC) who is in dire thirst of a combat sports win, looking to use the 15 bout fight veteran as a stepping stone.
Eddie Hoch (11-4 MMA, 0-0 BKFC) starts a new journey facing off against three fight bare knuckler Jeff Chiffens and Lorenzo Hunt (3-5 MMA, 2-1 BKFC) battles Dustin Long (7-5 MMA, 0-0 BKFC), also in his bare-knuckle debut.
You can stream the event on BKFC.tv as the festivities commence at 8 PM ET.