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Bare Knuckle FC Returns to FITE with "BKFC 2: A New Era" August 25 LIVE from Mississippi

July 12, 2018

BKFC Card Includes Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Finals & the returns of Bec Rawlings & Tony Lopez. Plus, the BKFC features debuts of Chris Lytle & Charles Bennett

Following the incredibly successful inaugural event event held on June 2  in Wyoming, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) returns with a yet another loaded card with their next event under the auspices and control of the Mississippi Athletic Commission.

The stacked night of fights will see the return of UFC veteran, and newly-crowned "Queen of Bare Knuckle" Bec Rawlings, who will face professional boxer Britain Hart. The action will also include the semi-final round of the BKFC heavyweight tournament, with Sam Shewmaker taking on Maurice Jackson and Arnold Adamsfacing Joey Beltran.

A veteran of both the UFC and Bellator, Beltran won the heavyweight tournament alternate bout at BKFC 1 when he defeated Tony Lopez in what was widely considered the "fight of the night" by both fans and media. Beltran replaces former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez, who has withdrawn from the heavyweight tournament due to injury, but will return on a future BKFC card.

Lopez has earned a place on BKFC 2 after his outstanding fight against Beltran and will now face 16-fight Muay Thai fighting veteran Jimmy Jennette.

Set to make their BKFC debuts on this loaded night of fights are Chris Lytle, who has a combined 44 victories as a professional MMA fighter and boxer, and Charles Bennett, who has had 70 professional MMA fights. Lytle spent eight years fighting in the UFC, and Bennett spent five in Pride FC.