Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship‘s debut in the Sunflower State of Kansas has been postponed. Saturday night’s BKFC 11 fight card at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita has been rescheduled for June 20 due to the COVID-19 outbreak that is affecting a vast majority of the globe.
MyMMANews was officially notified via FITE.TV who is contracted to provide the promotion’s bare knuckle pay-per-view event on March 14.
Sources close to promotion later confirmed that the event will not go on as scheduled.
A revolutionary new Real Time Scoring system, offered by the Kansas Athletic Commission, was going to be introduced for the first time in the promotion’s two-year existence. Real Time Scoring employs a system which immediately allows fighters, their corners, and fans to know the judges’ round by round scores.
The coronavirus has caused great concern around the world, with many countries nearly shutting down to reduce the spreading of the virus.
In order to ensure the safety of fans, media members, players and the general public, many leagues have decided to play without fans or suspend the seasons completely.
The BKFC 11 main event was to see the BKFC debut of Wichita native and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist for the U.S. Nico Hernandez in a flyweight fight, while Wichita native and former Bellator veteran Dave “Caveman” Rickels was to compete in a 165-pound bout in the co-main event.