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BKFC Signs Bec Rawlings to deal; Will Be First Woman to Fight Bare Knuckle

Add another UFC Veteran to the list of competitors “knuckling up” to compete at the historic Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 2.  ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings has announced that she will be competing in the first legal, regulated, and sanctioned bare knuckle boxing event in the U.S. since the 1889.

Rawlings, who most recently competed at 125-pounds for the UFC in April, states that she will return to MMA, although no date or promotion have yet to be announced. The 29-year old competitor from Australia was on a four-fight skid before being releasd from the UFC, but feels BKFC is a perfect fit.

Known for her aggressive fighting style, unique look and quirky personality, Rawlings loves a good brawl. The Ultimate Fighter season 20 competitor holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 7-8.

The BKFC event will air across the United States and Canada on Pay Per View Television across all major distribution outlets.

The 12 fight card will feature only established professional fighters, who have competed in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, and Muay Thai; and include an 8-man heavyweight tournament.

BKFC will be under the auspices and control of the Wyoming Combative Sports Commission, and held at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The card is scheduled to feature additional fight veterans from the UFC, PBC, Bellator, and K1; and with fighters hailing from the US, Canada, Russia, England, and Australia. Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez, Joe Riggs, Mike Richman, Phil Baroni, and Bobby Gunn have also been listed as competitors.

via - Eric Kowal

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