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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Action Saturday, October 19 Headlined by Battle Between Former UFC Stars “Bigfoot” Silva & Gabriel Gonzaga from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla. & Live on Pay-Per-View

A star-studded night of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) action will feature special guest appearances from MMA legends Wanderlei Silva, Fabricio Werdum and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in an event headlined by former UFC stars Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Gabriel Gonzaga going toe-to-toe Saturday, October 19 live on pay-per-view from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla.

BKFC 8 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 $29.99. It will also be available to BKFC’s international broadcast partners worldwide and via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices through FITE.

The October 19 event will bring out MMA stars looking to make sure they don’t miss any of the bare knuckle showdowns headlined by two heavyweight stars sure to deliver action. Fans who purchase Ultra VIP Tickets for BKFC 8 will be treated to a VIP meet and greet with Silva, Werdum and Johnson. Visit www.bareknuckle.tv for additional info.

BKFC 8 WEIGH-IN RESULTS BELOW:

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (284.2) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (260.6)

Jim Alers (155) vs. Julian Lane (153.5)

Dat Nguyen (135) vs. Travis Thompson (137.7)

Abdiel Velazquez (135.5) vs. Rick Caruso (139.4)

Reggie Pena (195.3) vs. Lorenzo Hunt (196.3)

Joey Angelo (184.8) vs. Walber Barros (183.2)

Delaney Owen (115.5) vs. Sheena Starr (118.1)

Dave Mundell (189.6) vs. Ronnie Forney (192.5)

Gustavo Trujillo (204.8) vs. Robert Morrow (202.5)

Jared Warren (191.5) vs. Brian Maxwell (194.3)

Zach Juusola (165) vs. Fred Pierce (165)

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