Bare Knuckle FC promotional figurehead David Feldman is fired up for BKFC 10, which transpires Saturday, February 15. The event emanates from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hector Lombard vs. David Mundell tops the marquee in a cruiserweight affair. The event also showcases the quarterfinal bouts in the promotion’s latest tournament to crown a champion. They’re vying for the 155lb title, and the winner will need to get by some of BKFC’s finest to do so.
David Mundell is stepping up for an injured Joe “Diesel” Riggs, who was supposed to initially toe the line with Lombard. “After talking to the team internally, this is about putting on great fights. It’s not about just having names, said Feldman. “We said David Mundell, 2-0 two knockouts in bare-knuckle. Tough dude, right about the same size as Hector Lombard, and same build.”
Jim Alers and Kaleb Harris are lined up to face one another in the tournament for the inaugural BKFC 155lb title. Both are unbeaten and with big KOs on their highlight reels
“We’ve been talking about starting a 155lb tournament and we wanted to start it on this card. Jim was vying for a title shot immediately. I just said ‘look, you’ve definitely earned it. You’re in the position to fight for the championship but that’s just not how we do things,'” Feldman stated. “All the champions are going to go through tournaments and that’s how we’re going to build our champions.”
Signings are to be announced soon about possible adversaries for Jim Alers and Jason Knight. Alers is looking to compete at 155 going forward and isn’t necessarily looking to fight Knight at 145. As was theorized when Knight defeated Lobov in their rematch.
The other end of the 155lb title tourney pits Elvin Brito against Luis Palomino. Feldman remarked, “We’ve been talking to Palomino for a while.”
“He’s a huge draw there. He’s a legend in Miami. Street fighting, MMA, just any type of fighting,” explained the BKFC exec. “Luis Palomino’s name comes up… Elvin Brito is a tough dude. Jim Alers did end up knocking him out but he caught him with some good shots.”
BKFC 10 also features arguably the most proficient queensberry rules boxer to step into the ring for bare-knuckle fighting championships.
That would be Dat Nguyen. “He was like the sweetest science when he fought his last fight. It was unbelievable. Just the little things he was doing,” observed Feldman. “Dat showed what it was to be a really skilled professional boxer, and probably aside from Paulie Malignaggi, the most skilled professional boxer that we’ve had in a BKFC ring so far.”
One of BKFC’s best 135lb fighters will step back into the ring shortly after campaigning for BKFC gold. Feldman said, “Reggie Barnett will be fighting Matt Murphy. When I made that fight and shared it with the team they were like ‘man, that’s fight of the night.” In all, when it comes to BKFC 10, it’s “another exciting card that we’re putting out there.”
There are also big things in store for the promotion. “We’re working on a couple of deals right now. Television network deals that are going to let us bring this to the masses. When that happens, I think the floodgates just really open after that.”
In summation, David Feldman stated, “I think it’s going to be a really, really great 2020. 2021 is where we start really, really taking off.”
For more specifics, check out our interview with BKFC’s David Feldman below.