This weekend, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) will return to our screens with BKFC 5.
This BKFC 5 card, which will emanate from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi will be topped by a featherweight showdown between former UFC stars Artem Lobov and Jason Knight.
Ahead of this fight, it’s been made quite clear that if Lobov is victorious, he’ll be booked for a grudge match with retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi — although Jason Knight will surely have other plans.
The card will also feature four other UFC veterans in Chris Leben, Johnny Bedford, Chase Sherman and Isaac Vallie-Flagg.
Chris Leben, who fought previously for the defunct WBKFF league — but never got paid — will be taking on Justin Baesman in a 205 pound feature.
Chase Sherman, a veteran of the UFC heavyweight division, will collide with BKFC veteran Sam Shewmaker.
Isaac Vallie-Flagg, who also fought for the doomed WBKFF promotion, will take on Randy Hederick.
Johnny Bedford, who is best known for his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, will meet Abdiel Velazquez in the semi-finals of the BKFC lightweight tournament.
Here’s the full BKFC 5 fight card:
BKFC 5 Fight Card
- Artem Lobov vs. Jason Knight – Featherweight main event
- Justin Baesman vs. Chris Leben – Light heavyweight bout
- Britain Hart vs. Christine Ferea – Women’s American Featherweight Championship
- Sam Shewmaker vs. Chase Sherman – Heavyweight bout
- Rusty Crowder vs. Reggie Barnett – Lightweight tournament semi-final round
- Randy Hederick vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg – 165-pound bout
- Abdiel Velazquez vs. Johnny Bedford – Lightweight tournament semi-final round
- Khalib Harris vs. Harris Stephenson – 165-pound bout
- Sheen Starr vs. Ivana Coleman – Flyweight bout
- Troy Beets vs. Bobo O’Bannen – Heavyweight Bout
BKFC 5 will begin at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT. The preliminary card will air for free on Facebook Live and FITE-TV. The main card will air on pay-per-view with all major cable and satellite providers, and on major streaming devices.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/4/2019.