BKFC coming to DAZN:
Last week, premium subscription streaming service DAZN announced that it had agreed to stream the upcoming cards from bare-knuckle boxing promotion Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC.)
According to the deal, DAZN will stream BKFC’s next four events, BKFC 12 on Aug. 21, BKFC 13 on Sept. 19, BKFC 14 on Oct. 16, and BKFC 15 on Nov. 14.
These events will take place on Friday and Saturday nights.
Before you carve out time to watch these cards, here are the rules of BKFC, with all competitors abiding by the principles of good sportsmanship:
BKFC fights take place in a circular enclosure 22 feet across.
Each side to the match ring has three ropes.
Rules of the fight:
1: When BKFC says “bare-knuckle boxing”, they mean it!
Fighters in BKFC will be permitted to tape only the wrist, thumb and middle of the hand.
Under no circumstances are fighters permitted to tape within an inch of his or her knuckle.
2: Prior to the start of the match or the round, the fighters will toe the line in the center of the ring with their front feet on the line, at which point the referee will begin the round or the match by calling out the fight command “Knuckle up!”.
3: Closed-fist punches are the only legal strikes permitted in BKFC fights. Illegal blows in these fights include, but are not limited to:
-Kicks of any kind
-Any form of grappling.
4: Clinching is acceptable, but a fighter in a clinch has to make an effort to punch his way out of it through an open-handed strikes.
5: If clinches last three seconds with no effort made to advance out of the clinch, the match referee will break them up.
Winning by TKO/ Losing by disqualification:
6: Fighters who sustain a knockdown will be given a 10-count by the match referee. If the fighter does not stand up within the referee’s 10-count, his opponent will be awarded the victory by technical knockout. Fighters who land a knockdown are required to retreat to a neutral corner during the 10-count.
7: At no time can the fighter who landed a knockdown strike his downed opponent. Any fighter who punches a downed opponent will immediately be disqualified by the match referee and be declared the loser.
8: Should a fighter sustain a severe cut during the match, the referee is within his rights to pause the action to allow the affected contender’s cut man 30 seconds to attempt to repair the cut.
If the cut is severe enough, to the point that it can no longer be repaired and thus impairs the fighter’s vision, his opponent is then declared the winner by technical knockout.
9: All BKFC matches will be a maximum of five rounds at two minutes apiece, making for a maximum 10-minute fight.
Now that you know the rules of the fight, all that’s required of you is to circle Aug. 21 on your calendar to enjoy BKFC 12 on DAZN.
BKFC 11 is on YouTube right now for archival viewing so you can get a peek of what to expect in BKFC before Aug. 21: