A star-studded night of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) action will feature special guest appearances from MMA legends Wanderlei Silva, Fabricio Werdum and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in an event headlined by former UFC stars Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Gabriel Gonzaga going toe-to-toe Saturday, October 19 live on pay-per-view from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla.
BKFC 8 will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $29.99. It will also be available to BKFC’s international broadcast partners worldwide and via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices through FITE.
The October 19 event will bring out MMA stars looking to make sure they don’t miss any of the bare knuckle showdowns headlined by two heavyweight stars sure to deliver action. Fans who purchase Ultra VIP Tickets for BKFC 8 will be treated to a VIP meet and greet with Silva, Werdum and Johnson. Visit www.bareknuckle.tv for additional info.
“I’ve been hooked on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship ever since I first saw it,” said Silva. “I can’t wait to be in attendance on October 19!”
“I am excited to be a guest of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, but I’m even more excited to see Silva vs Gonzaga,” said Werdum. “I can feel it. It will be an explosive night in Tampa and I cannot wait.”
“Once again, BKFC is putting together a great event,” said Johnson. “You don’t want to miss the fights at BKFC 8 on Saturday, October 19.”
Tickets for the live event are on sale exclusively at www.bareknuckle.tv. Florida will be hosting its’ second BKFC event of 2019, after previously holding the blockbuster BKFC 6 event headlined by Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov in June.
One of the most popular MMA stars on the planet, Silva competed in Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championships and UFC amassing 35 professional wins, 28 of which came by way of stoppage. Nicknamed “The Axe Murderer,” the former PRIDE middleweight champion holds the record for the most wins in PRIDE history with 22. He also holds the PRIDE records for the most knockouts, title defenses and longest winning streak. Silva went on to compete 12 times in the UFC, including once for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Werdum is a decorated former UFC heavyweight champion. Highly regarded as one of the best heavyweight fighters of all time, he’s known as one of the best grapplers and submission specialists in MMA history. Werdum tallied 22 professional MMA victories, 17 coming by stoppage.
A former top-ranked light heavyweight contender in UFC who competed twice for the UFC light heavyweight title, Johnson was well known for his intimidating presence inside the octagon. Johnson’s brutal power resulted in 16 of his 22 professional MMA wins coming by way of knockout.