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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship holds BKFC 6 on Saturday, June 22, live from the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.

Former boxing world champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi and UFC veteran Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov continued their heated rivalry as they each had to be held back following today’s weigh-ins. Lobov himself got into a minor scuffle with a member of Malignaggi’s camp, kicking him from the stage.

The televised portion of the can’t-miss night of fights features Chris Leben taking on Dakota Cochrane, plus the finals of the BKFC Lightweight Tournament pitting Reggie Barnett against Johnny Bedford in a showdown for the BKFC Lightweight Championship.

Leben was originally scheduled to face Brennan Ward, who was forced to withdraw from the event.

Opening the pay-per-view telecast will be Arizona’s Joe Riggs, who defeated Heriberto Tovar in BKFC action in February. Riggs will look for another triumph against Tampa’s Walber Barros in a 185-pound fight.

Complete BKFC 6 weigh-in results below:

Paulie Malignaggi (154.8) vs. Artem Lobov (154.6)
Chris Leben (193) vs. Dakota Cochrane (190.8)
Reggie Barnett (133.2) vs. Johnny Bedford (134.6) – lightweight tournament final
Julian Lane (169.8) vs. Tom Shoaff (168.8)
Jamie Campbell (267.8) vs. Joey Beltran (242)
Joe Riggs (181.6) vs. Walber Barros (183.4)
Jim Alers (155.6) vs. Elvin Brito (156.8)
David Mundell (185.4) vs. Drew Lipton (181.4)
Abdiel Velazquez (134.4) vs. Travis Thompson (135.2)
Jared Hayes (215.2) vs. Chris Boffil (204.6)

The event will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $39.99. It will also be available worldwide via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices at FITE-TV and Additionally, fight fans in the U.K. can watch “BKFC 6: The Line is Drawn” exclusively on Premier Sports for only £9.99 on Sky, Virgin TV and the Premier Player.

Tickets for “BKFC 6: The Line is Drawn” are available now exclusively at Florida will become the latest state to host a BKFC event after previous contests have been held in Wyoming and Mississippi, plus an event that took place in Cancun, Mexico.


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