Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is the boxing promotion dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, all while employing a unique 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 fights. The patented BKFC “squared circle” features “scratch lines,” based on the bare-knuckle Broughton Rules of the 19th century, which require fighters to “Toe the Line” — start every round face to face, just inches apart.
In BKFC, only those fighters who are established professionals in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or Muay Thai are allowed to compete. Our referees and judges are required to have extensive professional combat sports experience. Unlike other fighting organizations and combat sports that claim to be “bare knuckle” but require wraps, tape, or gauze, BKFC is truly bare knuckle — no tape or gauze. 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 an all-new professional combat sport. BKFC is truly the sport of the future that respects its remarkable past.