Biloxi, MS – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Sport, has announced a stacked undercard for thisFriday’s Night’s, August 20, BKFC-20 event from the Mississippi Coast Coliseumand broadcast live on the BKFC TV App in addition to globally on FITE.TV (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT)
Remaining tickets starting at $55 are now on-sale through Ticketmaster HERE and will be available at the venue’s box office the night of the event. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum is located at 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m.local time with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. local time.
BKFC-20 is headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between former BKFC world champion ‘Brutal’ Johnny Bedford, (5-1-0, 3 KOs), of Colleyville, TX and Reggie Barnett, (6-1-0, 2 KOs), of Virginia Beach, VA competing for the vacant BKFC Bantamweight World Championship.
Co-featured at BKFC-20, hometown favorite and former UFC standout, Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher will make his BKFC debut in a middleweight fight against MMA veteran Tony ‘Kryptonite’ Lopez, of Yucaipa, CA. In a special attraction heavyweight bout, popular Quentin ‘The Hero’ Henry, (2-1-0, 1 KO), of West Monroe, LA will face Jason ‘J Hook’em’ Fish, (2-0, 2 KOs), of Saginaw, MI.
Headlining the undercard in the heavyweight division, Dillon ‘Bad Boy’ Cleckler, (2-0, 2KOs), of Pensacola, FL battles BKFC debuting Justin Thornton of Natchez, MS. Cleckler returns to action following a first-round knockout of Chris Jensen on February 5, 2021 at KnuckleMania.
Also, in the heavyweight division, popular fan favorite Bobo O’Bannon, (2-1, 2 KOs), clashes with Lewis ‘The Beast’ Rumsey, (1-0, 1KO), of Williamsport, PA. O’Bannon hits the squared circle following a sensational victory over Zachary Calmusat BKFC-17 in one of combat sports’ most exciting fights of the year. Rumsey comes off a sensational first-round victory over Adrian Miles at BKFC-15.
Competing in the 165lb. division, Mississippi native, Harris ‘Sandman’ Stephenson, (3-0, 2KOs), returns to BKFC facing off against Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard, (0-2), of Denver, CO. At BKFC-15, Stephenson knocked out Drew Lipton in the first round.
In the lightweight division, Elvin ‘El Bandido’ Brito, (3-2, 1KOs), clashes with BKFC debuting Julio Garciaof Mount Vernon, WA. At BKFC-16, Brito won a unanimous decision in an action-packed fight over Brad Kelly.
Fighting in the 165lb. division, Mississippi’s Kaleb ‘Lionheart’ Harris, (3-3, 3KOs), returns against BKFC debuting, long-time professional boxer Derrick ‘Superman’ Findley, of Merrillville, IN. Fighting at BKFC-16, Harris scored a first-round knockout over Noah Cutter. A 16-year boxing veteran with a career filled with numerous upsets, Findley hits the BKFC stage for the first time after impressing at tryouts this past January.
In the 185lb. division, Scott ‘The Irish Spartan’ O’Shaughnessy, (1-0, 1KOs), of Slidell, Louisiana, battles BKFC debuting David Simpson of Virginia. At BKFC-16, O’Shaughnessy quickly impressed with a first-round knockout of Melvin Guillard.
Competing in the 155lb. division, Adam Pellerano, (2-1, 1 KO), clashes with John ‘The Florida Keys Kid’ Chalbeck, (1-0, 1KO), of Howell, MI. In his last fight at BKFC-15, Pellerano won a unanimous decision over Rusty Crowder while Chalbeck scored a third-round stoppage of Greg Bono at KnuckleMania.
Battling in the 185lb. division, Louisiana’s Ryan Jones, (1-1, 1 KO), challenges Kaine Tomlinson Sr., (0-2), of Roanoke, VA.
Opening the evening in the 155lb. division, Tennessee’s Bobby Taylor, (2-0, 1KO), faces Ronnie ‘Bam Bam’ Rogers, (1-0, 1KO), of Anderson, South Carolina.
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