Wednesday, May 15 2024 by Bernie Bahrmasel



Omaha, NE (May 15, 2024) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, makes their long-awaited return to Omaha, Nebraska this

Friday night, May 17 with BKFC Fight Night Omaha at the Liberty First Credit Union Arena and broadcast globally on the BKFC App (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT).


BKFC Fight Night Omaha is the company’s sixth local promotion and marks a year for their triumphant return to the hotbed of bare-knuckle fighting. Headlining Friday night’s card is a highly anticipated clash between top rated welterweights, #2 Ranked popular hometown favorite, Carlos ‘Uzumaki’ Trinidad-Snake, (4-0) and #4 Ranked Dustin ‘The Disciple’ Pague, (3-1), of Carlisle, PA.


Remaining tickets for BKFC Fight Night Omaha can be purchased at BKFC.com. The Liberty First Credit Union Arena is located at 7300 Q Street, Ralston, NE 68127. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. CT. The event’s Ceremonial Weigh-In will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. CT inside the arena.


The 28-year-old Carlos Trinidad-Snake returns to action following a unanimous decision over former BKFC World Champion Elvin Brito on May 19, 2023 at BKFC-43 on the last BKFC promoted event in Omaha. He also holds victories over Rynell Riley (BKFC-33), Tyler Jacques (BKFC Fight Night Omaha) and Noah Cutter (BKFC-21).


Currently riding a three-fight winning streak, Dustin Pague defeated veteran Joe Elmore on September 20, 2023 at BKFC-51. Prior victories include early knockouts over Wade Johnson at BKFC-42 and Eddie Hoch at BKFC Fight Night New York.


Co-featured in the middleweight division, Omaha fan favorite Dakota Cochrane, (5-2), battles newcomer Jeremie ‘Hit Em’ Holloway, (1-0-1), of North Carolina. In the feature attraction clash, undefeated welterweight Alonzo ‘AAA’ Martinez, (3-0), of Omaha, NE clashes with Stanislav Grosu, (3-3).


Fighting in the women’s strawweight division, Sarah ‘TNT’ Shell, (1-0), of Chandler, AZ faces off against South Africa’s Crystal Van Wyk, (1-0). Omaha’s Ryan ‘Are You Ready’ Roberts, (1-0), looks to stay undefeated against battle tested veteran Bobby ‘ODB’ Taylor, (5-2), of Tennessee.


Fighting in the cruiserweight division, Ryan Braun, (2-0), of Springfield, NE clashes with BKFC debuting professional boxer Corey McIntosh of Aberdeen, South Dakota. In the welterweight division, Omaha cross-town rivals, Sean ‘P-Town’ Wilson, (3-2), and Emeka Ifekandu, (1-0), will battle in the squared circle.


Competing in the featherweight division, South Africa’s Tommy Strydom, (2-0), battles Omaha native Corey ‘Pitbull’ Roberts, (1-0). Fighting also in the featherweight division, Josh Krejci, (1-1), of Missouri faces BKFC debuting Nebraska native Nate Morrow.


In the welterweight division, BKFC debuters Kassius ‘Killa’ Kayne of Omaha, NE and Dionisio Ramirez of Indio, CA will face-off. Opening the event lightweight Brandon ‘Beastmode’ Meyer,

(2-1), of Iowa battles Eduardo Peralta, (0-2).


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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.