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Massive! BKFC 56: Perry vs. Alvarez Live on FITE

November 9, 2023

The fastest growing promotion in combat sports will present Platinum Mike Perry battling Eddie Alvarez for the first ever King of Violence belt at the December 2nd PPV from Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT (November 9, 2023)--FITE by Triller's Bare Knuckle Fight Championship, known as "The fastest growing promotion in combat sports," will stream BKFC 56: Perry vs. Alvarez live as a PPV on FITE on December 2nd. Headlining the event is the highly anticipated return of ‘The Face of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship', ‘Platinum' Mike Perry, taking on long-time arch-rival, Eddie ‘The Underground King' Alvarez in the middleweight division's new King of Violence title. Co-featured is a can't miss heavyweight clash between ‘Big' Ben Rothwell and Former UFC Star, Todd Duffee.

Also fighting at BKFC-56, Women's Flyweight World Champion Christine ‘Misfit' Ferea will defend her title in a highly anticipated rematch against Australian arch-rival, #3 ranked contender ‘Rowdy' Bec Rawlings. BKFC Featherweight World Champion Kai ‘Hefty Bag' Stewart will also defend his title against fast rising star, #2 Ranked Challenger Howard Davis.

In a special promotion, FITE+ subscribers in U.S. will get $20 off the PPV price for BKFC 56, and similar discounts in other regions (discount applied automatically at checkout). Order now.


"This is an incredible night with three titles on the line. David Feldman and the BKFC team just keep bringing it, and fans couldn't be happier," said Michael Weber, Co-Founder and COO of FITE.


David Feldman, President and Founder of BKFC said, "This is the deepest card in our over five years as a promotion featuring our biggest stars and bare-knuckle fans in the arena and those watching the Pay-Per-View on FITE are guaranteed a fantastic night of action from start to finish."

‘Platinum' Mike Perry spent six years fighting for UFC before becoming undefeated in BKFC with a debut victory over Julian Lane, followed by a win against Bellator superstar Michael Page, and most recently a victory over Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41 in April. His opponent at BKFC 56, Eddie ‘The Underground King' Alvarez has fought all over the world, succeeding in numerous MMA promotions. In his BKFC debut against Chad Mendes, also last April, Alvarez mounted a remarkable come from behind victory. Alvarez is nicknamed due to his reputation for participating in numerous underground bare-knuckle fights.

Following a reign of destruction in the UFC's heavyweight division, "Big" Ben Rothwell scored a first-round knockout of BKFC veteran Bobo O'Bannon at BKFC 30 on October 1, 2022. He followed that up at BKFC 41 with a third-round knockout of Josh Watson in one of the most thrilling heavyweight bare-knuckle fights of the last five years. He takes on Todd Duffee, making his bare-knuckle debut after a ten-year 9-4 run in the UFC that included six first round knockouts.

Internationally recognized at the ‘Toughest Woman in Combat Sports', BKFC Flyweight World Champion, Christine ‘Misfit' Ferea, (7-1), rematches against ‘Rowdy' Bec Rawlings, (3-2) after their hotly contested battle at BKFC 41 was stopped by the ringside physician in the second round. Ferea also holds two sensational bare-knuckle victories over world champion Britain Hart in addition to wins over Taylor Starling, Calista Silgado, Calie Cutler and Jennifer Tate. Rawlings also holds a victory over Britain Hart.

BKFC Featherweight World Champion Kai ‘Hefty Bag' Stewart, (4-0), of Great Falls, MT quickly impressed under the BKFC banner with two first round knockouts; Darrick Gates at BKFC Fight Night Montana and Daniel Gary at BKFC 24. Defeating Rusty Crowder at BKFC Fight Night Montana 2 in September 2022, Stewart claimed the world title at BKFC 44 on the next June with a spectacular performance against Louie Lopez in front of a sold-out, hometown crowd at the Four Seasons Arena. Fighting out of Plantation, FL, All-Action Attraction Howard Davis, (5-1-1) is currently riding a three-fight winning streak including popular victories over Jeff Chiffens (BKFC 49), Eduardo Peralta (BKFC 45) and Trevor Morris (BKFC 38).

Pre-order BKFC-56 on FITE now (and get $20 off if you're a FITE+ Subscriber).

For more information contact: owen.phillips@fite.tv

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. More info at www.BKFC.com

About FITE:

FITE by Triller is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry's marquee PPV events to more than 7M registered users. FITE also offers exclusive subscription packages such as AEW Plus in select regions, and FITE+, the Best Value in Combat Sports, worldwide. Consumers can stream FITE globally through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Samsung, LG, Cox Contour, Vizio SmartCast™, Virgin Media, Shaw Communications' Blue Curve IPTV, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, VEWD/TiVO, Netgem TV, Comcast's Xfinity 1 and Xfinity Flex, as well as more than 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIN, and Facebook, and Threads. FITE is owned by Triller Hold Co LLC.