Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) returns on Saturday, August 10 with BKFC 7 and an exciting main event that pits Leonard Garcia against Jim Alers in a 155-pound attraction headlining an action-packed show live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss.
The event will be presented live and streaming for free in the United States.
The fight card will feature BKFC heavyweight champion and Chicago native Arnold Adams defending his title against Biloxi’s own Chase Sherman and also includes the women’s featherweight tournament semifinals that will see Las Vegas native Christine Ferea battling the Dominican Republic’s Helen Peralta, while Canada’s Corrine Laframboise faces Nevada’s Sadie Ault. Rounding out the card, former UFC star Melvin Guillard will make his BKFC debut versus former UFC and BKFC vet Isaac Vallie-Flagg.
Tickets for BKFC 7 are available now at www.bareknuckle.tv.
“After tremendous feedback from BKFC 6, we are thrilled to be able to give back to the fans by offering BKFC 7 absolutely free to all fans in the United States,” said BKFC founder and president David Feldman.
“I’m excited and I have respect for Jim Alers,” said Garcia. “Alers had a great showing in his last fight. I am excited about the challenge he brings. I expect him to come after me, as he did his last opponent. He’s got a great uppercut, so we are aware of that. Being the headliner is a huge deal and I feel like we’re the finale for a reason. I know we’ll put on a show. I’m known for going all-out and August 10 will be no different!”
“I promise this fight is not going the distance,” said Alers. “It’s going to be fast. It’s going to be brutal, and I’m getting my hand raised!”
BKFC will be making their fourth appearance at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, having delivered three action-packed events, most recently the April 6 show headlined by the memorable Artem Lobov vs. Jason Knight Fight of The Yearcandidate. Garcia, who fights out of Albuquerque, N.M., made his mark in BKFC by knocking out Julian Lane in his previous main event spot in February. Alers, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., debuted in BKFC by knocking out Elvin Brito in June.
Adams will make the first defense of his heavyweight title since winning the heavyweight tournament with a victory over Sam Shewmaker last October. Sherman most recently fought Shewmaker to a split-draw in April.
In the women’s featherweight tournament, Ferea will look to use her past BKFC experience, having defeated Britain Hart in April to take down the group of MMA veterans standing in her way. Peralta, Laframboise and Ault will all make their BKFC debuts on August 10.
Fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M., Vallie-Flagg defeated Randy Hedderick on April 6 in Biloxi via third round technical knockout. Guillard, who’s fighting out of Denver, will do everything he can to keep Vallie-Flagg from another bare knuckle victory.
BARE KNUCKLE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES COMMENTATING TEAM FOR SATURDAY’S EVENT
Former UFC Standout & BKFC Veteran Chris Lytle Joins Broadcast Veterans Sean Wheelock & Benny Ricardo for BKFC 7
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Returns Saturday, August 10 Live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi
BILOXI, MISS. (August 7, 2019) – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) announced on Wednesday the commentating team that will deliver blow-by-blow, analysis and color commentary for Saturday’s BKFC 7 event from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss.
Some of combat sports’ best will be ringside calling the action as former UFC standout and BKFC veteran Chris Lytle brings fans insight from his in-ring experiences. Veteran broadcaster Sean Wheelock will provide the blow-by-blow coverage and Benny Ricardo will deliver Spanish commentary.
“I’m really excited to be back commentating on another BKFC event,” said Lytle. “With my background and having extensive MMA experience, but also having fought bare knuckle, I think I bring something unique to the table and can analyze this style of combat from multiple angles. I try to incorporate all of that when I’m describing bare knuckle action and tie everything together in a way that I hope fans can understand.
“With BKFC 7, the organization lined up a lot of variety for this event,” continued Lytle. “You have veterans involved from all styles of combat sports. There’s lots of matchups that’ll feature experience versus athleticism. I’m really excited to see who prevails on Saturday.”
BKFC 7 will stream live and for free worldwide through FITE and on the BKFC YouTube page (subscribe for free access to the card) beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The event is headlined by an exciting main event that pits Leonard Garcia against Jim Alers in a 155-pound attraction. The fight card will also feature BKFC heavyweight champion and Chicago native Arnold Adams defending his title against Biloxi’s own Chase Sherman and also includes a women’s featherweight tournament semifinal that will see Las Vegas native Christine Ferea battling the Dominican Republic’s Helen Peralta, while former UFC star Melvin Guillard makes his BKFC debut versus former UFC and BKFC vet Isaac Vallie-Flagg.
Tickets for BKFC 7 are available now at www.bareknuckle.tv. The event is being distributed and executive produced by MultiVision Media, Inc.