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You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.
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Combat sports legend Hector Lombard and David Mundell participated in a press conference Thursday at Stela’s Kitchen Bar in Miami, before they toe the line on Saturday in the headlining event of BKFC 10 live on pay-per-view from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“BKFC 10” 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.
Tickets for “BKFC 10” are on sale now at bareknuckle.tv.
Here is what the fighters had to say on Thursday:
“He wants to knock me out. I see the way he’s looking at me, but that will not happen. We are going to have fun on Saturday! I cannot wait.”
“He’s a retired Olympian. He retired from MMA, and come Saturday night, I’m planning on retiring him from BKFC too.”
DAVID FELDMAN, BKFC FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
“Having Hector Lombard, a legend in the game, versus David Mundell headlining this event is a tremendous feeling. This event will be fantastic!”
About BKFC 10
The BKFC 10 co-main event will feature an all-action 155-pound contest between Jim Alers and Kaleb Harris. Also competing on the undercard will be Luis Palomino facing Elvin Britto in a 155-pound bout, and Dat Nguyen will square off against Abdiel Velazquez in a 135-pound fight.
Ulysses Diaz will face Brian Maxwell in a 195-pound contest. Lorenzo Hunt will compete against Gustavo Trujillo in a 205-pound scrap. Reggie Barnett will return to BKFC action as he fights Matt Murphy in a 145-pound bout. Travis Thompson will also return to BKFC competition against Joshua Boudreaux, and Francesco Ricchi will fight Fred Pierce.