BKFC 5 Picks Up Female Title Fight, Tourney Semifinals
“BKFC 5: Lobov vs. Knight” will feature a stacked lineup of fights live on pay-per-view (9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT) with the addition of a women’s American featherweight championship bout between Christine Ferea and Britain Hart, plus lightweight tournament semi-finals, added to the previously announced Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) showdowns taking place Saturday, April 6 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The lightweight tournament semi-finals will see Virginia’s Reggie Barnett facing Atlanta’s Rusty Crowder, while Texas native Johnny Bedford steps in against Puerto Rico’s Abdiel Velazquez, all vying for a spot in the tournament final and a chance at BKFC’s first lightweight championship.
Rounding out the pay-per-view are Gulfport police officer Harris Stephenson in a 165-pound fight against Mississippi’s Khalib Harris and former UFC fighter Isaac Vallie-Flagg taking on Mississippi’s Randy Hedderick in a 165-pound showdown.
“BKFC 5: Lobov vs. Knight” will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $29.95. It will also be available worldwide via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices at FITE-TV and www.bareknuckle.tv.
Tickets for “BKFC 5: Lobov vs. Knight” are available now exclusively at www.bareknuckle.tv beginning at $35.
In prelims action, a women’s 125-pound showdown will feature Louisiana’s Ivana Coleman battling Michigan’s Sheena Starr, plus Alabama’s Bobo O’Bannen will face Mississippi’s Troy Beets in a 185-pound bout.
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The two preliminary matches will be available for free and accessible on the BKFC Facebook page, www.bareknuckle.tv, FITE-TV and cable and satellite companies (Subject to availability. Please contact your provider.), beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT preceding the pay-per-view.
The event is headlined by former UFC standout and Conor McGregor stablemate Artem Lobov making his BKFC debut when he takes on Mississippi native and former UFC fighter Jason Knight. Also featured are fights with former UFC veteran Chris Leben battling former Bellator standout Justin Baseman in a light heavyweight fight and Mississippi native Chase Sherman taking on BKFC fan-favorite and former BKFC heavyweight title challenger Sam Shewmaker in a heavyweight attraction.