The full lineup of exciting Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) showdowns on Saturday, March 14 will feature top local talent and more, all leading up to the BKFC 11 main event with hometown fan favorite, Wichita native and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist for the U.S., Nico Hernandez stepping into the ring against fellow Wichita native Chancey Wilson at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. and live on pay-per-view.
“BKFC 11” will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $29.99. It will also be available to BKFC’s international broadcast partners worldwide and via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices through FITE.
Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855-733-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena.
“For a long time now, we’ve been wanting to bring BKFC to Kansas, so I could not be more excited that we are finally here,” said BKFC founder and president David Feldman. “I do not doubt that the two most popular and most decorated fighters in Kansas will deliver for their fans. It will be a great night of BKFC in Wichita, Kansas!”
Wichita native and former Bellator veteran Dave “Caveman” Rickels competes in a 175-pound bout in the co-main event, while hard-hitting bare knuckle heavyweight contender Sam Shewmaker returns to action to take on former Kronk Gym amateur standout Josh Burns in a special attraction.
The local flavor continues with a pair of all-Wichita showdowns as Bellator veteran, pro kickboxer and pro boxer Cody Carrillo faces 10-fight pro boxing veteran Jeremiah Page in a 155-pound fight, while Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Joe Wilk matches up against Bellator veteran L.J. Hermrick in 165-pound action. Plus, Wichita native and former UFC contender Jake Lindsey battles Kenny Licea, who defeated Harris Stephenson by KO in BKFC action in November,in a 165-pound bout.
The lineup also includes UFC veteran Josh “The Dentist” Neer in a 185-pound attraction against hard-hitting Ronnie Forney, who will make his second BKFC start. In addition, Christine Ferea and Helen Peralta will meet in a 125-pound rematch of their BKFC 7 matchup in August that Peralta won by decision.
Rounding out the stacked card is the BKFC returns of Dakota Cochrane and Melvin Guillard in a 185-pound bout. Cochrane defeated Chris Leben on BKFC 6 in June, while Guillard retired due to a hand injury in defeat at BKFC 7 against Isaac Vallie-Flagg. Plus, Jacob Akin will add bare knuckle fighting to a resume that includes pro MMA, boxing and kickboxing, when he takes on Bellator veteran Miles McDonald in a 130-pound showdown.