BKFC MAKES SMASHING FIRST IMPRESSION IN VIRGINIA!
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Norfolk, VA ( March 24, 2023) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports’ Promotion, made a smashing first impression with Virginia combat sports fans on Friday night with BKFC-39, the first ever bare-knuckle fighting event in state history at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA and broadcast live internationally on the BKFC App.
In the main event, Chesapeake, VA’s Reggie “Educated Hands” Barnett Jr. improved to 9-2 (2 KOs) with a doctor stoppage, TKO victory over Daniel Alvarez at the end of the third round of their bantamweight fight. Barnett Jr., who made his debut at BKFC 1 in June, 2018, on Friday became the first fighter in BKFC history to compete 11 times in the Squared Circle. With the loss, the Mexican-American Alvarez dropped to 1-1 (1 KO).
In the co-main event, Britain Hart, representing Bedford, VA, defended her BKFC Women's World Strawweight Championship for the first time with a unanimous decision over Jenny "Savage" Clausius. Hart improved to 7-3 (2 KOs) with the win and made history Friday as the first female fighter in BKFC history to enter the Squared Circle 10 times. With the loss, Clausius fell to 3-2 (2 KOs). Scores for Hart were 50-44 twice and 49-45.
Complete results below.
BKFC- 39 Main Card
(c) Reggie Barnett Jr. defeated Daniel Alvarez via TKO (doctor stoppage) in Round 3 (2:00)
(c) Britain Hart def. Jenny Clausius via Unanimous Decision (50-44x2, 49-45) to retain the BKFC Women’s World Strawweight Championship
Will Worley def. Dimitri Angelini via KO in Round 1 (1:10)
Kasim Ruffin def. Trai Santos via KO in Round 4 (1:47)
Jay Jackson def. David Simpson via TKO (doctor stoppage) in Round 2 (1:32)
Stanislav Grosu def. Quartus Stitt via KO in Round 2 (1:59)
Kyle Wright def. Pat Casey via TKO in Round 3 (1:18)
BKFC 39 Preliminary Card
Zach Calmus def. Michael Furnier via KO in Round 2 (:49)
Quintan Foye def. Cody Jenkins via Unanimous Decision (49-46x3)
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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.