Coming live from the Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, Mississippi comes another edition of BKFC 16: Garcia vs. Elmore tonight at 8 PM on FITE. With a stacked up main card, the main event includes lightweight division action as Jackson-Wink product Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia (18-12-1 MMA, 1-1 BKFC) goes head-to-head against X3 Sports standout Joe “Hitman” Elmore (13-12-0 MMA, 2-0 BKFC).
For Garcia, this will be his first bare-knuckle bout since August 2019 when he suffered a first-round knockout loss to Jim Alvers. Before that, he defeated Julian Lane by a second-round knockout in February 2019. Elmore defeated both Will Chope back in July 2020 and Tom Shoaff two months later in September 2020.
In the co-main event, DeMarcus Corley (51-33-1 Boxing, 0-0 BKFC) makes his BKFC debut and knuckles up with BKFC six-fight veteran Reginald Barnett Jr. (3-4-0 MMA, 5-1-0 BKFC) in bantamweight action. Corley, a seasoned 85-bout pro boxer will try his hand at bare-knuckle fighting facing a veteran in this hybrid in Barrett, who holds notable wins over Travis Thompson, Clay Burns, Rusty Crowder, Matt Murphy, and Abdiel Velazquez.
In heavyweight action, Bob O’Bannen (10-6-0 Boxing, 1-0 BKFC) goes up against Arnold Adams (7-10-0 MMA, 3-1 BKFC) O’Bannen’s most recent bare-knuckle win comes against the likes of Troy Beets back in April of 2019. Meanwhile, Adams defeated DJ Linderman, Joey Beltran, and Sam Shewmaker for his three wins before falling to Chase Sherman back in August of 2019.
In welterweight action, journeyman fighter Melvin Guillard (32-22-3 MMA, 0-1 BKFC) goes one-on-one against Scott O’Shaughnessy (8-10-0 MMA, 0-0 BKFC). Guillard suffered his debut loss to Issac Vallie-Flagg due to a hand injury in the middle of the 3rd round while O’Shaughnessy will make his BKFC debut tonight
In a lightweight showdown, Kaleb Harris (3-1 MMA, 2-3 BKFC) stares down Noah Cutter (1-5 MMA, 1-1 BKFC). Harris looks to reach the .500 mark while Cutter looks to get a win over Harris to secure his second win in three bare-knuckle bouts.
The fights begin at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on FITE.