Wednesday, Jul 13 2022 by BKFC Staff
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announced the signing of Muay Thai Superstar ‘Buakaw’ to a multi-fight promotional contract.
“Buakaw is a true international fighting legend who many consider the best Muay Thai fighter of all time,” said David Feldman, President, and Founder of BKFC. “Over the last couple of months he’s expressed interest in fighting bare-knuckle and competing in the United States against our best fighters and it’s an honor to sign him to this multi-fight promotional contract.”
Buakaw said, “It’s been almost 11 years since I last fought in the United States and I’ve always wanted to return. I love bare-knuckle fighting and this creates a new challenge for me which I welcome. I’m very grateful to BKFC for this great opportunity and can’t wait to put on a show for their fans all over the world.”
Continued Feldman, “I would like to thank Nick Chapman and Golf, our partners with BKFC Thailand, for their help in making this happen. Buakaw will have his first BKFC fight on September 3 in Thailand and then fight later in the year on a big BKFC card in the United States. This has truly been a ground-breaking year for BKFC with our signings of the best talent in combat sports and promoting international events. We’re very grateful to our fans who make this all possible and truly, we’re just getting started. BKFC continues to have a wealth of growing fan and media support in Asia, particularly in Thailand where Buakaw is from. Fans are going to love the tremendous level of excitement and unrivaled skills he brings to combat sports.
A true icon in his native Thailand, Buakaw has won numerous Muay Thai and Kick-Boxing tournaments all over the world. Following an almost three-year hiatus, Buakaw returned to competition on July 6, 2022, with a dominant victory over Eastern Europe’s Dmitry Varats in the World Fight Kun Khmer Series in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The fight drew a massive crowd of passionate supporters of Buakaw.
Over the course of his illustrious combat sports career, Buakaw’s accolades include a six-time champion in World Muay Thai Council tournaments. He is a two-time champion of K1’s World Max in addition to winning the 2014 WBC Muay Thai Diamond World Championship.
Buakaw’s overall combat sports record is 240-24-12 with 73 victories coming by stoppage.
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.
Fighters are permitted to wrap and tape the wrist, thumb, and mid-hand. No gauze or tape can be within 1 inch of the knuckles.
Fighters will “Toe The Line” There are two lines, three feet apart, in the center of the ring where the fighters will start each round. The front foot will be on the line, and then the referee will instruct the fighters to “Knuckle Up” this means the beginning of the round/bout.
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