BKFC Knucklemania 3

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BKFC Knucklemania 3 announces Hunt vs Richman and Austin Trout debut

BKFC Knucklemania 3 is starting to fill out as 2023 looms closer. The annual extravaganza transpires on February 17th from Albuquerque, New Mexico and the first pair of prizefights have been revealed.

Sources close to the situation have indicated that Lorenzo Hunt and Mike Richman are set to collide. This will be in a title unification clash in the BKFC’s light heavyweight division. Also, the bare-knuckle boxing debut of Austin Trout is on the docket for February’s fistic fireworks.

BKFC Knucklemania 3

Hunt is the number two ranked fighter pound for pound in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships. Plus, he is a title holder in two weight categories. As Hunt looks to unify the light heavyweight gold here, he is also notably the cruiserweight champion in BKFC. Hunt has a 9-1 record in bare-knuckle boxing and has also had nearly twenty MMA fights across amateur as well as professional efforts.

Richman is the interim titleholder at light heavyweight. He cemented that spot for himself by halting the number three-ranked light heavyweight Isaac Doolittle. ‘The Marine’ aims to go 6-0 as a pro-bare-knuckle boxer and become the undisputed champion on the company’s biggest show of the year. Richman has a one hundred percent finishing rate as a bare-knuckle boxer.

Mike Richman was on the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter and was a Bellator MMA veteran across a near-thirty fight run before transitioning to bare-knuckle. His debut in the sport was under the Valor BK banner but the bulk of his career thereafter has been with BKFC.

Austin Trout is a neophyte in bare-knuckle boxing but has a very strong resume in the stand-up arts. He is a former WBA light middleweight champion and defended the gold four times. Also, Trout has challenged multiple times for 154-pound straps under the WBC and IBF banners. He has fought names like Canelo Alvarez, Jermell Charlo, as well as Jermall Charlo.

Trout’s opponent is still to be announced at this juncture.

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