The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) train will continue to roll on as former UFC fighters Jason Knight and Leonard Garcia are scheduled to headline Bare Knuckle FC 7 on Aug. 10 from Biloxi, Mississippi.
BKFC president David Feldman announced the booking after the conclusion of Bare Knuckle FC 6: ‘Malignaggi vs. Lobov’ last night (Sat., June 22, 2019) live on FITE.TV pay-per-view (PPV) from Tampa, Florida.
Knight, 26, is coming off a bloody war with Artem Lobov inside of the BKFC ring this past April, which “The Kid” lost via unanimous decision. The former UFC featherweight seems tailor made for bare knuckle competition and will try to prove that this August against Garcia. If Knight is able to win his next contest it could very well set up an anticipated rematch with Lobov, who just defeated former world boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi last night at BKFC 6.
Garcia, 39, is coming off a beautiful TKO victory over Julian “Let Me Bang, Bro” Lane this past February in his BKFC debut. The former UFC/WEC fan favorite hadn’t competed in combat sports in four years before that fight yet still looked ferocious and ended the bout in dramatic fashion. Garcia is always going to take a punch to land a punch so his upcoming scrap with Knight could very well produce another Fight of the Year candidate in the growing sport of bare knuckle boxing.
What say you, Maniacs? Are you excited for this Knight vs. Garcia main event?
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