MARCH 18, 2023!

Philadelphia, PA (October 26, 2022) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports’ Promotions, has announced ‘Clash of the Muay Thai Legends: ‘Buakaw vs. Saenchai’ set for Saturday, March 18, 2023.
The biggest fight in Muay Thai history will be a BKFC “Special Rules” Bare-Knuckle Muay Thai fight. This long-awaited battle between decades long rivals is being targeted for a location in the Middle East and will be broadcast globally as part of the BKFC+ Subscription on the BKFC App.

“Once we started working with ‘Buakaw’ and ‘Saenchai’ earlier this year, it became very apparent how big of an international, game-changing event this would be for combat sports,” said David Feldman, President of BKFC. “They’ve both had legendary careers and competed in many of the most exciting Muay Thai fights in history. Combat sports fans have always had very strong opinions about who would win, now they’re going to take the gloves off and finally settle their score.”

“We’re working on solidifying the site and targeting a location in the Middle East which we will announce shortly. The fourth quarter this year is huge for BKFC with numerous events all over the world, however, the upcoming announcements we have for 2023 will make headlines in the sports and entertainment world throughout the year.”
" became very apparent how big of an international, game-changing event this would be for combat sports,” said David Feldman, President of BKFC.

‘Buakaw’ made his successful entry into bare-knuckle fighting with a first-round knockout of Erkan Varol on September 3, 2022 at BKFC Thailand 3. His overall combat sports’ record is 241-24-12 with 74 victories coming by stoppage.

‘Saenchai’ has compiled an overall combat sports’ record of 327-49-2 with 41 wins coming by stoppage. He will be making his bare-knuckle debut against ‘Buakaw.’

About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)
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.