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This weekend’s Big Game isn’t the only major sporting event going on, because Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) also has a major, kickass event, hosting its KnuckleMania on February 5th at 9 p.m. EST at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. The headlining bout features a tasty matchup between Paige VanZant and Britain Hart — VanZant’s debut in the BKFC — with the event available on major platforms via PPV, as well as on FITE.TV.
But there’s plenty of other reasons to get pumped about KnuckleMania this weekend, fellas, and we’ve got all the details for you to know about.
What is Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is the first legally sanctioned and regulated bare knuckle event in the U.S. since 1889, so, yeah, it’s as no-holds barred at it gets. Dedicated to preserving the legacy of bare knuckle fighting, bouts are held in a revolutionary circular four-rope ring, which is purposely designed for fast-paced and exciting fights. And with each bout having fighters “Toe the Line” — which means starting every round face-to-face and just inches apart — the intensity is as high tense as it gets.
Fighters in BKFC are established pros from sports like boxing, MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai, and are the only athletes able to compete. Each competitor is only allowed to wrap their hands within one-inch of the knuckle, so fights are as bare knuckle as it gets.
Who Else Is On The Fight Card At BKFC’s KnuckleMania?
While the Paige VanZant-Britain Hart bout is highly-anticipated, there are a few other fights that should get every dude amped up for KnuckleMania on February 5th. Take a look below at the scheduled fight card.
- Co-Headliner Fight: Johnny Bedford vs. Dat Nguyen
- Special Attraction Fight: Chris Leben and Quentin Henry
With some MMA stars taking part in KnuckleMania, it’s no shock that BKFC’s President, David Feldman, is looking forward to what’s in store this weekend.
Per MMA Fighting:
“We want to separate one card for the year and make it really special,” Feldman told MMA Fighting. “We have some great fights and big names, and we think we’re going to get a ton of attention from this one.”
You won’t want to miss what’s in store at BKFC’s KnuckleMania, so make sure to order the event to make this weekend the most memorable sports weekend of the entire year.
How Much Does BKFC’s KnuckleMania Cost?
With BKFC’s KnuckleMania available on both PPV and FITE.TV, fans have a couple of different options to watch. The entire event is socially distanced, meaning limited fans will be in attendance. For those watching from home, though, the price of the event starts at $55 — which includes pre-fight analysis, the three scheduled fights and post-event reactions.
Whether you’re a fan of bare knuckle fighting, combat sports or just a diehard sports fan who watches every event under the sun, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s (BKFC) KnuckleMania needs to be circled on your calendar. With big names like Paige VanZant, Britain Hart, Chris Leben and others, this is the ideal appetizer for this weekend’s Big Game — except it’s without the protection of pads and a helmet.
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