Leeds, UK (April 22, 2023) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, the world’s fastest growing combat sports promotion, returned to the United Kingdom for the fourth time on Saturday, with BKFC 40 at Planet Ice Leeds in Leeds, UK, LIVE on The BKFC App.
In the Main Event, Danny Christie laid claim to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship UK Light-Heavyweight Championship with a TKO victory over the previously undefeated champ Anthony Holmes at the 1:12 mark of the fourth round of their bout. With the win, Christie improved to 3-0, while Holmes fell to 4-1-1.
Here are quick results from the event.
BKFC 40 Main Card
Danny Christie def. Anthony Jones via TKO in Round 4
to win BKFC UK Light-Heavyweight Title
Franco Tenaglia def. Luke Nevin via TKO in Round 4
Rico Franco def. Axel Birbes via TKO in Round 2 (1:07)
Conor Cooke def. Robbie Kennedy via TKO in Round 4 (1:56)
Tom Scott def. Damian Gorski via TKO in Round 4 (1:44)
Jonny Graham def. Will Cairns via TKO in Round 1 (1:33)
David Oscar def. Lee Browne via Unanimous Decision
Morgan Starkey def. Marius Rado via TKO in Round 1 (:23)
BKFC 40 Preliminary Card
Bartlomiej Krol def. Ash Griffiths via TKO in Round 1 (1:04)
Rob Cunningham def. Wain Morgan via TKO in Round 2 (1:03)
Aaron Blakey def. Naff Higson via TKO in Round 1 (:50)
About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, is the first promotion allowed to hold a legal, sanctioned, and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. Based in Philadelphia, and headed by President and former professional boxer David Feldman, BKFC is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, while utilizing a specifically created rule set that emphasizes fighter safety. BKFC holds all of its bouts in a revolutionary circular four-rope ring, designed to encourage fast-paced and exciting bouts. The patented BKFC “Squared Circle” contains scratch lines, based on the Broughton Rules which governed bare knuckle fighting in the 19th century, and which requires fighters to “Toe the Line”: start every round face to face, and just inches apart.
In BKFC, only those fighters who are established professionals in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or Muay Thai are allowed to compete. The referees and judges are required to have extensive professional combat sports experience. All fights are held under the auspices and control of an Athletic Commission. Unlike other fighting organizations and combat sports internationally which claim to be “bare knuckle”, but require wraps, tape, and gauze; BKFC is true to its word as fighters are not allowed to wrap their hands to within one inch of the knuckle. This makes BKFC unquestionably the truest form of bare knuckle fighting. BKFC is dedicated to not just creating the safest, most exciting, and highest-level bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world, it’s also leading the way for a new fully recognized professional combat sport. BKFC is truly the sport of the future, which fully respects its remarkable past.