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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Returns to Kansas on Friday, April 8

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Sport, returns to Wichita, KS with BKFC-23 on Friday, April 8 at INTRUST Bank Arena with a spectacular card headlined by a tremendous middleweight clash between Mike ‘The Marine’ Richman and Dave ‘The Caveman’ Rickels.

Advance tickets starting at $35, will go on-sale today at 10:00 a.m. CT through, online at, by phone at 855-755-SEAT or in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena.

INTRUST Bank Arena is located at 500 E. Waterman St., Wichita, KS 67202. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. local time.

“We’re thrilled to return to Kansas with this explosive card for the overwhelmingly supportive BKFC fans in the state,” said David Feldman, Founder and President of BKFC. “Our main event of Mike Richman vs. Dave Rickels is one of the most exciting fights you can make in combat sports and our undercard will be an action-packed compliment from top to bottom.”

Since joining BKFC in April 2021, Richman, (2-0, 2 KOs), of Rosemount, MN has kept his vow to take over with two dominant victories. At BKFC-17 in Birmingham, AL, he stopped Marcel Stamps in the first round. Following up on that company debut, in the main event of BKFC-21 in Omaha, NE, Richman stopped Dakota Cochrane in the second round on September 10, 2021.

Hometown favorite Rickels, (2-0, 2 KOs), has also looked ready to take over the middleweight division following a unanimous decision victory over veteran Julian Lane on October 23, 2021 in Wichita, KS. In his BKFC on October 10, 2020, Rickets also won a unanimous decision against veteran Cliff Wright.

Also featured at BKFC-23 in a light heavyweight title eliminator, Isaac Doolittle, (3-0, 1KO), battles Jared Warren, (3-1, 3 KOs).

Additionally, competing at BKFC-23 will be the returning, hometowner Marciano Hernandez, (1-0, 1 KO) against an opponent to be announced.

Additional fights for BKFC-23 will be announced shortly.

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About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is the first promotion allowed to hold a legal, sanctioned, and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. Based in Philadelphia, and headed by President and former professional boxer David Feldman, BKFC is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, while utilizing a specifically created rule set that emphasizes fighter safety. BKFC holds all of its bouts in a revolutionary circular four-rope ring, designed to encourage fast-paced and exciting bouts. The patented BKFC “Squared Circle” contains scratch lines, based on the Broughton Rules which governed bare knuckle fighting in the 19th century, and which requires fighters to “Toe the Line”: start every round face to face, and just inches apart.

In BKFC, only those fighters who are established professionals in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or Muay Thai are allowed to compete. The referees and judges are required to have extensive professional combat sports experience. All fights are held under the auspices and control of an Athletic Commission. Unlike other fighting organizations and combat sports internationally which claim to be “bare knuckle”, but require wraps, tape, and gauze; BKFC is true to its word as fighters are not allowed to wrap their hands to within one inch of the knuckle. This makes BKFC unquestionably the truest form of bare knuckle fighting. BKFC is dedicated to not just creating the safest, most exciting, and highest-level bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world, it’s also leading the way for a new fully recognized professional combat sport. BKFC is truly the sport of the future, which fully respects its remarkable past.


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