The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships will hold BKFC 19 on Friday, April 23rd from the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The card mixes actual fighters with social media influencers who will step into the rounded ring. The preliminary card starts at 7 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 8 p.m. The event will air via live stream on FITE.tv.
The main event features former UFC flyweight star Paige VanZant taking on fellow non-renewed octagon’er Rachael Ostovich. In January of 2019 VanZant beat Ostovich in MMA with an armbar win, but now they’ll be in the middle of a ring without gloves and no wrestling allowed.
As for the influencer fights, known as the “Platform Showdown” portion of the card, it includes including rapper Blue Face taking on TikTok star Kane Trujillo. Also YouTube star Nick Ireland will face Instagram’s DK Money, and Evil Hero vs. Dakota Olave from TikTok will be there as well.
BKFC 19 full card
125 lbs: Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich
265 lbs.: Arnold Adams vs. Michael Terrill
150 lbs.: Blue Face vs. Kane Trujillo
125 lbs.: Britain Hart vs. Jenny Savage
125 lbs.: Taylor Starling vs. Cassie Robb
125 lbs.: Abdiel Velazquez vs. Geane Herrera
145 lbs.: Nick Ireland vs. DK Money
185 lbs.: Terry Janoski vs. Richard Carsten
165 lbs.: Josh Sikes vs. Tony Soto
265 lbs.: Chris Jensen vs. Kyle McElroy
140 lbs.: Evil Hero vs. Dakota Olave
185 lbs.: Jared Warren vs. Zion Tomlinson
145 lbs.: Sky Moiseichik vs. Jorge Gonzalez
185 lbs.: Jay Jackson vs. Damon Bell
155 lbs.: Brandon Allen vs. Jordan Nash