On Friday night, October 16 comes perhaps the most important event in the young history of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The main event includes Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (18-15, 1 NC in MMA, 3-1-1 BKFC) as he defends his BKFC Heavyweight Championship against Marcel Stamps (4-2-0 MMA, 1-0 BKFC) at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center in Salina, Kansas.
Beltran, 38, is currently riding a two-fight winning streak, defeating Jamie Campbell last June and Chase Sherman back in November to win the championship. In his first fight in almost a year, he looks to defend successfully against the 35-year old 7-time MMA and bare-knuckle pro. To Stamps’ credit, he was a 3-star outside linebacker at the University of Alabama for five seasons and played under Nick Saban in 2007 and 2008.
In the co-main event, Nico Hernandez (7-0-0 Boxing, 0-0 BKFC) goes head-to-head against Chancey Wilson (2-4-0 MMA, 0-0 BKFC) in their BKFC debuts as they are already facing off for the BKFC Championship. Both were scheduled for a bout back on March 14th but was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, which caused a worldwide shutdown. As things continue to return to normalcy, there will be more fights scheduled as they come along so stay tuned for more information.
Stream the fights by visiting the official website at BKFC.tv.