Friday, Mar 17 2023 by Bernie Bahrmasel



Philadelphia, PA (March 17, 2023) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, make their hotly anticipated return to the fighting state of South Carolina with BKFC-42 on Friday, May 12 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC.

BKFC-42 is headlined by a sensational lightweight battle between popular and undefeated  Tony ‘Loco’ Soto, (4-0), of Brooklyn, NY and heated rival Tyler ‘El Tornado’ Goodjohn, (3-2), of the United Kingdom. Advance ticket information can be found at BKFC.com. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena is located at 650 North Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601. For more venue information please visit their website at www.BonSecoursArena.com.

BKFC-42 will also be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ Subscription for $7.99 per month on the New BKFC App – The Best Value in Combat Sports and is sponsored by Only Fans, Crescent Tools, LIONS NOT SHEEP and Knockout Gummies.

“Our tremendous, sold-out event in Myrtle Beach two months ago was an outstanding way to kick off 2023, our biggest and best year,” said David Feldman, President and Founder of BKFC. “We can’t wait to return to South Carolina and this lightweight clash between fierce rivals Tony Soto and Tyler Goodjohn is just the beginning of outstanding fight announcements for this event. Both fighters are two of the most polarizing and talented in BKFC.”

Quickly rising through the rankings over the last eighteen months, the fan-favorite and all-action Soto has been victorious in four memorable clashes. Most recently he stopped Wayna Reid in the fourth round on January 27, 2023 at BKFC. He also holds dominant wins over Joshua Morales (BKFC-28), Shawn Moffet (BKFC-23) and Joshua Sikes (BKFC-19).

Following three sensational victories in regional bare-knuckle events and a successful run in professional boxing in the United Kingdom, Goodjohn made his heavily hyped BKFC debut on December 11, 2020 at BKFC-15 with a victory over veteran Charles Bennett. Following two heated public confrontations that went viral with Luis Palomino, Goodjohn clashed with the current #1 Pound-for-Pound and Two-Weight BKFC World Champion, losing a hotly contested decision at BKFC-18 on June 26, 2021. Goodjohn returned home for battle at BKFC’s triumphant United Kingdom debut on August 20, 2022 losing in a valiant effort against rival countryman James Lilly.

Additional fights to this action-packed evening will be announced shortly.

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About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 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.