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BKFC 12 to be postponed

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bare-knuckle boxing is the latest combat sport to be affected by the coronavirus.

With almost the entirety of the world of sports and entertainment on lockdown due to growing concerns around the outbreak of COVID-19, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is the latest to announce a change in their schedule as their upcoming BKFC 12 event will no longer take place on April 11.

The event, set to be headlined by a bout between former UFC standout Chris Leben and Marcel Stamps, was to be hosted by Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Ala.

BKFC now follows major MMA promotions such as the UFC and Bellator in postponing events as a health and safety precaution.

Read BKFC President David Feldman’s statement below:

“BKFC 12 is being postponed. At this time with the whole world being affected, we need to concentrate on finding a solution to the virus and everyone’s health. This comes first. We will keep everyone updated as we reschedule our events. God bless everyone!”