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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns to HARD ROCK, HOLLYWOOD, FL on Friday, February 2

Luis Palomino vs. Austin Trout - Headlines Welterweight clash!!!

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 57

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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), returns to the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL with BKFC-57 on Friday, February 2, 2024.


BKFC-57 is headlined by an outstanding welterweight clash between BKFC #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter and Current BKFC Lightweight World Champion Luis ‘Baboon’ Palomino, (9-0) of Miami, FL and Former Boxing World Champion Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout, (1-0), of Las Cruces, New Mexico. (The lightweight title will not be contested for in this fight.)


Tickets for BKFC-57 are Now On-Sale at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. 

BKFC-57 will also be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ Subscription for $7.99 per month on the BKFC App – The Best Value in Combat Sports and is sponsored by Bucked Up, Grunt Style, Fubo Sports, MIT 45, Only Fans and Crescent Tools.


“BKFC is thrilled to return to the Hard Rock for the seventh time. We’ve had multiple, record setting, sold-out events at the venue and as we are expecting another packed house I strongly encourage fans to purchase their tickets in advance,” said David Feldman, President and Founder of BKFC. 

“Luis Palomino is ranked as BKFC’s #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter but facing the fearless, hard-hitting Austin Trout is another very tough challenge. We will also be announcing a sensational set of additional fights for BKFC-57 shortly.”


Said Palomino about the match-up, “In a world of crowned kings, the Emperor reigns supreme.”


Stated the upset minded Trout, “I’m very excited to compete at the highest level of BKFC. I want to thank David Feldman and Nelson Lopez for giving me the chance to compete at this level. I also want to thank Luis Palomino for accepting this challenge.”


Celebrating his four-year anniversary at BKFC-57, the undefeated Luis Palomino is among the promotion’s most decorated and popular fighters having also previously held the BKFC Welterweight World Title. Most recently he defeated James Lilley on June 23, 2022, by dominant unanimous decision. He also holds exciting victories over Tom Shoaff (BKFC-34), Elvin Brito (BKFC-26 and BKFC-10), Martin Brown (KnuckleMania 2), Dat Nguyen (BKFC-22), Tyler Goodjohn (BKFC-18), Jim Alers (BKFC-14) and Isaac Vallie-Flagg (BKFC-11). 


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Austin Trout announced his ‘ready for anyone’ mindset in BKFC by defeating former UFC top contender Diego Sanchez on February 17, 2023, in front of a roaring sold-out crowd in his home state of New Mexico at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The southpaw is also a former boxing world champion compiling a record of 37-5. Among his compelling fights include a dominant victory over multiple weight world champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden and a compelling, hotly contested fight against boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

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