BKFC 7 Receives New Main Event; Airs Free of Charge

By Jay Pettry Jul 26, 2019

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has undergone a change to its main event for BKFC 7, leading the promotion to air the event for free in its entirety.

On Friday, the promotion announced in a press release that Jason Knight has officially been replaced by Jim Alers against Leonard Garcia in the main event of BKFC 7. This event will take place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, and it will be available for streaming live and free in the U.S. The organization also announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship mainstay Melvin Guillard will fight in the BKFC squared circle for the first time when he meets fellow UFC vet Isaac Vallie-Flagg.

Of this event, BKFC founder and president David Feldman said, "After tremendous feedback from BKFC 6, we are thrilled to be able to give back to the fans by offering BKFC 7 absolutely free to all fans in the United States."

Also on the card include a heavyweight title matchup where champ Arnold Adams attempts to defend his title for the first time against Biloxi resident Chase Sherman. In Sherman's bare knuckle debut, he fought to an exciting split draw against former title challenger Sam Shewmaker at BKFC 5. Additionally, the women's featherweight tournament will continue as Invicta Fighting Championships fighter-turned-bare knuckle boxer Christine Ferea contends with Helen Peralta.

Of his new opponent, Garcia explained, "I'm excited and I have respect for Jim Alers. Alers had a great showing in his last fight. I am excited about the challenge he brings." Garcia continued, "I expect him to come after me, as he did his last opponent. He's got a great uppercut, so we are aware of that. Being the headliner is a huge deal and I feel like we're the finale for a reason. I know we'll put on a show. I'm known for going all-out and August 10 will be no different!"

Stepping up to face Garcia on short notice, Alers had few words to great effect, claiming, "I promise this fight is not going the distance. It's going to be fast. It's going to be brutal, and I'm getting my hand raised!"


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