Richman, Hunt meet with gold on the line in KnuckleMania 3 Main Event

Richman, Hunt meet with gold on the line in KnuckleMania 3 Main Event

Thursday, Jan 05 2023 by BKFC Staff

The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports’ Promotion returns to Albuquerque, NM with KnuckleMania 3 on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Tingley Coliseum headlined by the highly anticipated BKFC Light Heavyweight World Championship Unification between Double Champ Lorenzo "The Juggernaut" Hunt, (8-1-0, 7 KOs), of St. Augustine, FL and BKFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Mike "The Marine" Richman (4-0-0, 4 KOs) of Rosemount, MN, LIVE on the BKFC app.

Advance tickets for KnuckleMania 3 starting at $45 are now on-sale and may be purchased online at The Tingley Coliseum is located at 300 San Pedro Drive, Albuquerque, NM. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6 p.m. local time. KnuckleMania 3 will also be broadcast internationally on the New BKFC App and is sponsored by OnlyFans, Crescent Tools, LIONS NOT SHEEP, Nerd Focus Energy Drink, Global Fight Token and Knockout Gummies. 

“Our KnuckleMania events are the biggest nights of the year for BKFC and our main event on February 17 is at the top of the most explosive fights that can be made in combat sports,” said David Feldman, President of BKFC. “Lorenzo Hunt and Mike Richman have been circling each other like two sharks in the water who can’t wait to strike. An ocean of bad blood engulfs this fight and with the stakes at their absolute highest; the BKFC Light Heavyweight World Title, they will settle their score in the main event at KnuckleMania 3.”

“Our first event in Albuquerque last August, BKFC-28, was filled with thousands of local supporters and we’re very excited to promote KnuckleMania 3 in a larger venue to accommodate an expected sell out.”

“Tickets are now on-sale and I can’t state it more emphatically for combat sports fans to purchase well in advance. We’ll have many more outstanding fight announcements for this extraordinary event in the coming weeks.”

Ranked No. 2 on the BKFC Pound-for-Pound rankings and also holder of the BKFC World Cruiserweight World Title, Lorenzo Hunt, known for his world-class skills in the ring and polarizing actions outside, has won seven consecutive fights. Most recently he stopped top challenger Quentin Henry in the third round on Oct. 1 at BKFC 30. He also holds dominant victories over Joe Riggs (BKFC 24), Hector Lombard (BKFC 22), Josh Dyer (BKFC 17), Rob Morrow (KnuckleMania 1), Davian Green (BKFC 14), Erick Lozano (BKFC 12) and Reggie Pena (BKFC 8). 

A former UFC standout, Mike Richman has impressed quickly and often in BKFC with his ultra-aggressive style leading to a perfect record of four knockout victories. He earned the BKFC Interim Light Heavyweight Title with a third-round stoppage of previously undefeated Isaac Doolittle at BKFC 31 on Oct. 15. The hard-hitting Richman has also scored early knockout wins over David Rickels (BKFC 23), Dakota Cochrane (BKFC 21 and Marcel Stamps (BKFC 17). 

Further details on KnuckleMania 3 will be announced shortly.