Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) continues their international expansion TONIGHT, Friday, March 5 with Bare Knuckle Kingdom 1 from Full Metal Fight Island in Phuket, Thailand featuring eleven professional bare-knuckle bouts and broadcast LIVE on the BKTV APP, (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT) in addition to globally on FITE PPV.
“We’re thrilled to present our first international live event from Thailand where our North American based promotions have been so incredibly well received by the fans and media,” said Dave Feldman, President of BKFC. “As our fans have grown accustomed to, this is a tremendous action-packed card from top to bottom and part of our basic monthly subscription to the BKTV App.”
In the main event, heavyweights will see action as Steve ‘Panda’ Banks (33-6, Muy Thai / 31-5, K1), of Myrtle Beach, SC clashes with Nikolay Gussev, (40-10, Muy Thai), of Kazakhstan. Banks was the 2017 Super Heavyweight Muy Thai Champion and 2012 Vale Tudo Heavyweight Champion.
Co-featured at Bare Knuckle Kingdom 1, TJ ‘Hellboy’ Chang, (1-0, bare-knuckle / 3-4, boxing) of the United Kingdom battles Fabiano Hawthorne, (39-19, Muy Thai), of Maringa, Parana, Brazil at a catchweight of 168lb.
In a women’s catchweight bout set for 120lb., Souris Manfredi, (31-9, muy thai / 3-0, lethwei) of France faces Kesorn ‘Nong Noey’ Saenlakhon, (20 fight veteran, muy thai) of Thailand.
Fighting in the super-middleweight division, Jonny Tello, (73-11, amateur boxing), of Brampton, Ontario, Canada battles Jean Pereira, (30-10, muy thai), of Vila Veiha, Espirito, Santo Brazil.
Competing in the welterweight division, Russian Vlad Vokmintsev, (20 amateur boxing matches), faces Naeem Binhar of Thailand.
Battling in the lightweight division, Kajonpong ‘Petch Samui’ Suwantee of Thailand, takes on Rockie Bactol of the Philippines.
Fighting in a women’s catchweight bout of 120lb., Ketmanee ‘Nong Mint’ Chasing, (SEA Games Gold Medalist, veteran of 300 muy thai bouts), of Thailand battles Po Chisakan, (5-1, muy thai / 1-0, lethwei, 5-2, amateur boxing), also of Thailand.
Gilbert Patrocinio of Brazil faces Daniel Kerr of New Zealand in a catchweight of 170lb.
Thailand’s Watcharin ‘Tetee’ Sae-be, (2-0, lethwei / 13-2, muy thai) hits the squared circle against Omer Semet, (8-0, muy thai), of Turkey.
Whanphichit ‘Sriracha’ Siriphana, (50-40, muy thai / 0-1, BKFC) of Thailand battles Germany’s Kristof Kirsch, (23-3, 17 KOs, muy thai) in a catchweight fight of 163lb.
Rounding out the card, in the featherweight division, Thailand’s Fanta Fairtex, (55-16-2, muy thai), faces Mega Borkhou, (20-4-2, muy thai), of Mongolia.