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February 17, 2022

KnuckleMania II Arrives with Mike Perry & Chad Mendes’ Debuts plus 2 Title Fights

The sport they didn't want you to see is all grown up – BKFC presents a world class event and an insane amount of action on Saturday, February 19th; Perry will try to settle his beef with Julian Lane in the ring.

4 free streaming events lead up to the big night including the Thursday 2/17 press conference, a special FITE in Focus featuring Cyrus Fees, and tons of prelims—all only on FITE!

New York, NY (February 17, 2022)--Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship presents KnuckleMania II live from the sold out Hard Rock Live in The Guitar Hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Saturday, February 19th at 8:00pm ET on FITE.

In the main event, combat sports superstar ‘Platinum' Mike Perry of Orlando, FL will make his BKFC debut and be officially welcomed to the squared circle by arch-rival and BKFC Fan Favorite, Julian ‘Let Me Bang' Lane, of Mansfield, OH in the middleweight division.

Co-featured is BKFC Lightweight World Champion Luis ‘Baboon' Palomino, (5-0, 2 KOs), of Miami, FL who will defend his title against Martin ‘Trey' Brown, (3-0, 2 KO's), of Tampa, FL. Palomino had an outstanding 2021 with two world title defenses, first defeating UK Bare-Knuckle Champion Tyler Goodjohn on June 26 at BKFC-16 at Hard Rock Live. He followed that up by defending his world title for the third time against former world champion Dat Nguyen at BKFC-22 on November 12, 2021 in one of BKFC's most exciting fights of the year.

Competing for the vacant Women's BKFC Flyweight World Championship, Britain Hart-Beltran, (4-2, 2 KOs), of Bedford, VA rematches Christine ‘Misfit' Ferea, (4-1, 3 KOs), of Las Vegas, NV. Their first fight at BKFC-5 was controversially stopped on cuts by the ringside physician with Ferea declared a second-round victor.

Since the announcement of his signing to BKFC this past August, combat sport fans have eagerly anticipated Chad ‘Money' Mendes' bare-knuckle debut. At KnuckleMania II, Mendes, of Sacramento, CA will face Florida fan favorite Joshua ‘Famez' Alvarez in the lightweight division.

Fighting in the UFC over a nine-year period with an MMA record of 18-5, Mendes built a legion of fans while battling many of the sports' best fighters including Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Alexander Volkanovski and Clay Guida.

The all-action ‘Famez' was victorious in his first BKFC fight, a decision win over Paul Teague at BKFC-18 on June 26, 2021 at Hard Rock Live.

Fight week is packed with 4 free live stream events only on FITE: The sure-to-be tense press conference, the weigh-ins, a special FITE in Focus roundtable hosted by "Mr. International" Cyrus Fees, and plenty of prelims on Saturday afternoon. Complete schedule below.

Thursday, February 17
3:00pm ET
KnuckleMania II Final Press Conference: Watch here.

Friday, February 18
4:00pm ET
KnuckleMania II FITE in Focus - LIVE Interview show featuring Cyrus Fees with fighters, commentators and BKFC execs: Watch here.

5:30pm ET
KnuckleMania II Official Weigh-In: Watch here.

Saturday, February 19
FREE PRELIMS: 6:30pm ET: Watch here.


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