It’s the first Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Fight Week of 2023. BKFC 35 goes down Friday in Myrtle Beach, SC, LIVE on The BKFC App from John T. Rhodes Sports Center.
As always, there’s no shortage of intrigue heading into Friday’s action. Here are three of our favorite storylines.
Unbeaten Welterweights Meet In The Main Event
Undefeated welterweight contenders Gorjan “GoGo” Slaveski (4-0, 3 KOs) and Yosdenis “Pink Panther” Cedeno (2-0) throw down in Friday’s Main Event. This is not a fight to miss. The BKFC welterweight division is one of the most stacked weight classes in the sport, and these two unbeaten fighters are ready to prove they can hang with the best of the best in 2023.
MMA Stars Drop Their Gloves In The Co-Main Event
Hard-hitting bantamweight prospects crossover from MMA to BKFC for the first time in Friday’s highly anticipated Co-Main Event. Nine-time UFC vet Justin “Tank” Scoggins makes his debut in the Squared Circle against Bellator vet Keith “The Rockstar” Richardson, who will also be dropping his gloves for the first time Friday. A winner of two straight, Scoggins’ impressive 13-6 MMA record includes six knockouts. Richardson, meanwhile, is 22-11 on the strength of four straight stoppage victories heading into his bare knuckle fighting debut in Myrtle Beach.
Stacked Card From Top To Bottom
While Friday night’s Main Event and Co-Main Event have fans around the world buzzing for this weekend’s action, there are a number of other can’t-miss fights set for South Carolina. In the Feature Fight, Andy "The CrAsian" Nguyen looks to improve to 2-0 against Nekah Dmitriyeva (0-1) in a battle of fan-favorite strawweights. In lightweight action, Tony "Loco" Soto (3-0, 2 KOs) welcomes professional boxer Wayna Reid to the BKFC Squared Circle for the first time. Eight-time UFC vet Marcus “The Bama Beast” Brimage (0-0-1) hunts for his first victory in the Squared Circle against the debuting Trevor Loken in the featherweight division. The top Canadian fighter on the BKFC roster, Devin Gibson (2-0, 1 KO), battles the scrappy Albert Inclan (0-1) in bantamweight action.