Order and watch history in the making. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 1 takes place at the City of Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Promoter David Feldman brings the first sanctioned bare knuckle boxing event in the United States since 1889. You will not want to miss this.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Rules:
The fights will take place in a 22-foot diameter circle ring, with three ropes. In the center of the ring is an 8-foot circle where the fighters will begin the fight and start every additional round. The format is punching only strikes allowed, no knees, elbows, or kicks. They will be allowed to clinch and “Dirty Boxing” if you will is also allowed. Fighters will be able to throw punches in the open clinch or in a Muay Thai style clinch that includes grabbing the back of the neck.
Fights will be 5 rounds lasting 2 minutes each, with the exception of the fight between Bobby Gunn and Marcelo Tavares, which will be 7 rounds. This event will also include the semi-final round of the heavyweight tournament. 8 heavyweight fighters will fight and the winners will go on to the quarterfinal round in September and then the finals will be held in December. The winner of the heavyweight tournament will be crowned the champion and will receive $50,000.
The event will be officiated by well known Boxing official Bill Clancy and MMA referee Dan Miragliotta. Commentators Sean Wheelock and Antonio Tarver will be calling the action.
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