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Friday, Oct 12, 2018

Bas Rutten Named President of World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation

(L-R) – WBKFF President Bas Rutten & WBKFF CEO Tom Stankiewicz

By FCF Staff

The World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation has announced that it has hired legendary fighter, Bas Rutten, as the promotion’s president.

In a recent press release from the promotion regarding the appointment, Rutten was quoted saying:

“I am super excited about our first show on November 9th,” Rutten said. “Every single person I’ve talked to me who has heard about this event let me know what a crazy good card we have. I must admit, they are correct! I would love to talk about each fight on the card, but will do that in interviews coming up, so I will just mention a few right now. Brennan Ward versus Johny Hendricks as main event; two KO artists going at it, can’t get any better than that. Chris Leben versus Phil Baroni, both known for their KO’s in MMA, but now, bareknuckle? Sign me up! Shawne Merriman versus Mike Bourke; Merriman is a former NFL Linebacker with a crazy vertical leap of 41.5″ (he’s a heavyweight!) facing off against Mike Bourke, a guy who everybody knows can hit. And let’s talk about our lady’s fight. Pro boxer Jasmine Clarkson versus Christina Marks, who has 10 MMA wins with 8 finishes. So, expect great competitive fights, and I hope to see you in Casper Wyoming on November 9th. If you can’t make it, please watch on PPV! Godspeed and bare-knuckle on!”

More details regarding the upcoming PPV card can be read here.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:39 am
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