It’s a super-sized BKFC Fight Week in Miami!

It’s a super-sized BKFC Fight Week in Miami!

Monday, Aug 21 2023 by BKFC Staff

It’s a super-sized Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Fight Week in Miami!

The star-studded BKFC 49 goes down Friday, and the inaugural BKFC Prospects Series card takes place Thursday, all LIVE on The BKFC App from Miami-Dade Fairgrounds in The Magic City.

The vacant BKFC World Welterweight Championship is on the line in Friday’s Main Event. No. 1 contender Gorjan “GoGo” Slaveski (5-0, 4 KOs) and No. 2 contender Jake “The Gypsy” Lindsey (4-0, 4 KOs) will do battle in the Squared Circle, with only one man leaving Miami with their perfect record intact and the title belt around their waist. The judges shouldn’t be necessary for this one – Slaveski and Lindsey only have one decision between the two of them in their nine combined trips to the Squared Circle.

Friday’s Co-Main Event pits veteran experience versus youthful exuberance as longtime fan favorite Tom "A Gentleman of Violence" Shoaff (4-0, 4 KOs) meets undefeated upstart Bryce "Baby Yaga" Henry (2-0, 2 KOs) in lightweight action. Shoaff, the No. 4 contender in the division, is coming off a back-and-forth battle with BKFC Pound-for-Pound king Luis Palomino and will be stepping into the Squared Circle for the ninth time since making his debut at BKFC 2 in 2018. Henry has looked phenomenal in his first two BKFC fights, bringing home back-to-back finishes. The 22-year-old young gun tries to climb to 3-0 while also boasting a 6-0 (4 KOs) record as a professional gloved boxer.

Friday's action-packed event features a host of other elite BKFC talent, including No. 1 bantamweight contender Jarod "Kid Gatti" Grant (5-2, 4 KOs), No. 2 featherweight contender Howard "HD" Davis (4-1-1, 3 KOs) and former BKFC World Bantamweight Championship challenger Daniel Alvarez (1-1, 1 KO). Friday’s card also includes a pair of undefeated, fast-rising KO artists – featherweight Bryan "El Gallo" Duran (4-0, 4 KOs) and cruiserweight Esteban “Mohawk” Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KOs).

Before BKFC 49 on Friday, history will be made Thursday with the highly anticipated debut of the BKFC Prospect Series, also under the bright lights at Miami-Dade Fairgrounds.

The Prospect Series is a brand new pipeline to the BKFC Squared Circle. Fresh-faced fighters – and returning athletes seeking a shot at redemption – will throw down in front of BKFC Founder/President David Feldman. Fighters who impress the boss will leave Miami with a multi-fight contract with BKFC, the world’s fastest growing sports promotion.

All the action, as always, airs LIVE on The BKFC App.