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Evgeniy Kurdanov, Russian bare-knuckle star, signs with BKFC

Evgeniy Kurdanov

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), ‘The World’s Fastest Growing Sport’, has announced today the signing of Russian Bare-Knuckle Star, Evgeniy Kurdanov to an exclusive, multi-fight, multi-year promotional deal.

“We are very excited to sign our first fighter from Russia,” said David Feldman, President of BKFC. “Kurdanov is an amazing prospect, a fast-rising star in Russia and we expect very big things from him fighting in the United States.”

“The Russian market for BKFC continues to expand exponentially with each of our shows and we look forward to bringing our events to Russia in the future. Fans in Russia and other Eastern European countries are watching our shows on the BKTV App in huge numbers.”

Said Kurdanov, “This is a great opportunity for me and I’m grateful to begin working with David Feldman and his team at BKFC. They are a first-class promotion and I look forward to fighting in the United States in front of the great combat sport fans in that country.”

Competing in the light-heavyweight division, the 26-year-old Kurdanov has compiled a record of 4-0-0 fighting in the Hardcore BK Russia promotions.

Details of Kurdanov’s first fight in the United States will be announced shortly.


The next BKFC event, BKFC-16 takes place on Friday, March 19 emanating from the Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, MS and broadcast live on live on the BKTV APP, (8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m.PT).

Headlining BKFC-16 is a lightweight grudge match between Leonard ‘Bad Boy’ Garcia, (18-13-1), fighting out of Lubbock, TX and Joe ‘The Hitman’ Elmore, (13-12), of Atlanta, GA.

Co-featured and making his BKFC debut, Former Boxing World Champion DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley of Washington, D.C. clashes with BKFC veteran Reggie ‘Eaz-E’ Barnett Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA in a bantamweight bout.

Tickets for BKFC-16 are Now On-Sale starting at $55 and may be purchased through the BKFC website, The Biloxi Civic Center is located at 578 Howard Street, Biloxi, MS 39530. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6PMCT with the first bell at 7PMCT.

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