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MMA vets Joey Beltran, Julian Lane added to BKFC 6

Joey Beltran (pictured) fights Jamie Campbell in a heavyweight bare-knuckled boxing bout at BKFC 6 on June 22 in Tampa, Florida
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A veteran MMA heavyweight, and an infamous Ultimate Fighter cast member, have been added to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s upcoming show in Florida.

The bare-knuckle boxing promotion announced a trio of bouts Wednesday for BKFC 6, which takes place at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa on June 22.

Joey Beltran fights Jamie Campbell, two-time TUF contestant Julian Lane meets Tom Shoaff in a 165-pound catchweight bout, and Brazilian MMA fighter Daniel Santos meets former two-division boxing world champion Randall Bailey at 155 pounds.

In three appearances for BKFC, Beltran is 1-1-1. He has twice boxed MMA lifer Tony Lopez, defeating him by unanimous decision in their first encounter at the inaugural BKFC show last June and then going to a split draw in their rematch the following February. “The Mexicutioner” is perhaps best known for his days competing for the UFC and Bellator.

Lane gained a measure of fame as one of the more volatile personalities on TUF 16 and then later appeared on the TUF 25 “Redemption” season. He is coming off of a second-round KO loss to Leonard Garcia at BKFC 4.

Santos, 24, is 8-1 as a pro MMA fighter, while the 44-year-old Bailey makes his BKFC debut after compiling a 46-9 (39 KOs) record as a boxer with WBO light welterweight and IBF welterweight title wins to his name.

BKFC 6 will be headlined by a grudge match between Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov, and air live on FITE TV pay-per-view.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov

Chris Leben vs. Brennan Ward

Reggie Barnett vs. Johnny Bedford

Joey Beltran vs. Jamie Campbell

Julian Lane vs. Tom Shoaff

Daniel Santos vs. Randall Bailey

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