Thursday, May 23 2024 by Bernie Bahrmasel




Puebla, Mexico (May 23, 2024) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, makes their highly anticipated return to Mexico with an action packed 10-fight BKFC Fight Night event from the Explanada Puebla Auditorium in Puebla MX this Saturday night, May 25 and broadcast globally on the BKFC App (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT).


BKFC Fight Night Puebla, Mexico is the company’s first promotion in Mexico since February 2019 and continues the extraordinary international growth BKFC has attained over the last six years.


“This is the perfect time for us to return to Mexico,” said David Feldman, Founder and President of BKFC. “We’ve always had a strong fan base in the country and our recent broadcast deal with

TV Azteca validates our rapidly growing support in the country.”


“It’s a long holiday weekend and I’m sure our fans across the United States will want to tune in for this action-packed card featuring Mexico’s toughest fighters as we head into a very busy June and second half of 2024.”


Headlining Saturday night’s card is a bantamweight clash between BKFC debuters Rodolfo ‘Fito’ Rubio of Mexico City, MX and Luis Rey ‘Corazon De Leon’ Gallegos of Monterrey, MX. Fighting mostly in popular Latin American MMA promotion, Lux Fight League, Rubio has a professional MMA record of 19-13-1. Also fighting mostly in the Lux Fight League, Gallegos has compiled an MMA record of 9-8.


Co-featured in the cruiserweight division, Julian ‘Pitbull Jr.’ Fernandez of Tijuana, MX battles Lino Sanchez. Standing 6’3” and fighting in the highly competitive professional boxing rings of Mexico, Fernando has compiled a record of 15-4 with 12 knockouts. His ledger includes clashes with then undefeated top contenders Frank Sanchez, Arslanbek Makhmudov and Tom Schwarz. Fighting out of Chihuahua, MX, Sanchez is 2-2 in professional boxing, both wins coming by first knockout.


Fighting in the featherweight division, Roman ‘Gallo Negro’ Cordova of Mexico City, MX faces off against Donny Matos of Villahermosa Tabasco, MX. In just four years, Cordova has amassed a professional MMA record of 12-16, while Matos fighting since 2012 boasts an MMA record of 26-12.


Middleweights will see action with Luis ‘Huicho’ Castaneda of Puerto Vallarta, MX battling Rudo ‘El Rudo’ Tovar, (0-1). Fighting in bare-knuckle Muay Thai matches, Castaneda amassed 27 knockout victories. Tovar also holds a professional MMA record of 7-8-1.


In a lightweight battle, Juan ‘El Mazo’ Alvarez of Monterrey, MX clashes with Carlos ‘Zurdo’ Giner, of Mexico. Alvarez has a wealth of high-level Muay Thai experience while Giner is a professional boxer with a professional record of 2-2 and an amateur slate of 40-3-1.


Competing in the bantamweight division, Cesar Vazquez of Reynosa, MX faces Eduardo ‘Chino’ Meneses, of Puebla, MX. Vazquez holds a professional MMA record of 7-4-0, while Meneses will be making his professional MMA debut with an amateur record of 2-3.


Middleweight Sergio Perez ‘Cachorro’ Jimenez of Mexico will battle Mario ‘Malandro’ Martinez of Puebla, MX. Martinez has a professional MMA record of 3-3.


Fighting in the lightweight division, Beto Saniba of Puebla, MX faces Roberto Sinko of Mexico. In the bantamweight division, Jose ‘Pitbull Kid’ Lopez battles Juan ‘Pony’ Campos. Opening the card in the flyweight division, Marcelo Antonio Perez clashes with Nicolas Diaz.


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About Bare Knuckle Fighting 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.