Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) has announced their latest signing, former UFC Star Alan Belcher to a multi-fight deal. Fighting out of Biloxi, MS, the 37-year old Belcher was a perennial contender in UFC for over seven years amassing a record of 18-8.
“We’re very proud to announce our signing of Alan Belcher,” said Dave Feldman, President of BKFC. “Personally, I’ve been a fan of Alan’s since his early days in UFC and he’s been supportive of BKFC the last couple of years coming to our shows in Biloxi. He expressed interest in competing and we were able to make a deal that is beneficial to both of us.”
“He’s in phenomenal shape after taking some off and fits right in with our very deep heavyweight division.”
Said ‘The Talent’ Belcher, “I love what BKFC is doing, the company is showing tremendous growth, their event production is first-class and I expressed to Dave that I wanted to be part of it. Mentally and physically, I’m in the best shape of my life, a true world class athlete at the age of 37.”
“For me this is about solidifying my legacy by becoming a BKFC World Champion. I want to represent the company and help it continue to gain popularity all over the world.”
Among the notable names Belcher has fought include Michael Bisping, Patrick Cote, Jason MacDonald, Rousimar Palhares and Wilson Gouveria.
Belcher is also a very successful entrepreneur, owning and operating four MMA gyms in Gulfport, MS, Ocean Springs, MS, D’Iberville, MS and Mobile, AL.
The BKFC debut for Belcher will come in August of this year in his hometown of Biloxi, MS.