BKFC Debuts in Sturgis, South Dakota at the Legendary Buffalo Chip on Saturday, August 3

THE WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING COMBAT SPORTS PROMOTION!
BRITAIN HART VS. TAYLOR STARLING
WORLD TITLE FIGHT HEADLINES

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, will make their highly anticipated debut in Sturgis, South Dakota with BKFC-63 on Saturday, August 3 at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The exciting event, headlined by the BKFC’s Women’s Strawweight World Title Fight between longtime arch-rivals, Defending Champion Britain Hart, (8-3), and #3 Ranked Challenger Taylor ‘Killa Bee’ Starling, (4-2), is promoted with Grunt Style apparel on the first weekend of the iconic 84th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“We’re very excited to partner with the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip to bring BKFC to this tremendous weekend in Sturgis, South Dakota,” said David Feldman, Founder and President of BKFC. “Britain Hart and Taylor Starling are two of the toughest and most talented women in international combat sports, and this is just the first announcement of a sensational, action-packed card we’re putting together for Saturday, August 3.”

“For many in Sturgis, this will be their first time seeing a BKFC event, and they should be prepared to have their minds blown from this cutting-edge sport, which is rapidly growing in popularity all over the world.”

“Three iconic brands have partnered to deliver the ultimate combat sports spectacle at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. This event promises to be nothing short of incredible, providing the unforgettable experience fans have come to expect from Buffalo Chip,” said Tim Jensen, Co-Owner of Grunt Style. 

Said Britain Hart about making the third defense of her world title, “I’m super excited to finally be back in the ring and doing it in a big way as the main event at Sturgis on August 3. I will be fighting the Bee, because she ain’t no Killer. We’ve been talking about this fight for at least three years. It’s personal and business to me, which makes me the most dangerous threat she’s ever faced. Taylor Starling, it’s time for you to go!”

Stated Taylor Starling, “Both of our careers have led us to this moment, we are two of the best BKFC has to offer, and I’m looking forward to sharing the ring with Britain. But unfortunately for her, the belt is going home with me, The Killa B, and I’m going to sting that ass.”

A longtime veteran of BKFC, dating back to August 25, 2018, the promotions’ second event, Britain Hart has displayed a warrior-like spirit in every fight. This has earned her a wealth of popularity across the country with huge crowds supporting her from coast-to-coast. Triumphant against Charisa Sigala at BKFC-29 on September 10, 2022, the 34-year-old Bedford, VA native was rewarded with the inaugural BKFC Strawweight Women’s World Title. Her dominant two defenses have come against Jenny Savage (BKFC-39) and Melanie Shah (BKFC-51). Currently riding a four-bout winning streak, she also holds exciting victories over combat sport stars Paige VanZant, Pearl Gonzalez and Bec Rawlings.

The 28-year-old Taylor Starling heads into the world title fight following a superior performance over Jenny Clasius on January 27, 2024. The Rock Hill, SC native also has wins on her ledger against Charisa Sigala, Cassie Robb and Angelica Martinez.

A full undercard of action-packed fights for BKFC-63 will be announced shortly.

 

BKFC-63 Ticket and Broadcast Information

Ticket information for BKFC-63 can be found at BKFC.com. The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip is located at 20622 Fort Meade Way, Sturgis, SD, 57785. BKFC-63 will also be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ Subscription for $7.99 per month on the BKFC App – The Best Value in Combat Sports and is sponsored by Forged Irish Stout, Bucked Up, Grunt Style, Fubo Sports, Only Fans, Rasha and Savage Sip Coffee.

 

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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.

 

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the award-winning leader in music and motorcycle lifestyle experiences. Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® and The Best Party Anywhere®, it has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since its establishment in 1981. Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans, with visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries. It remains one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. The Chip advances the Sturgis Rally by being home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and the official sponsor of the Sturgis.com Official Sturgis Rally Registration

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