Luis Palomino vs. Jim Alers

Dat Nguyen vs. Reggie Barnett

Philadelphia, PA (October 23, 2020) Bare Knuckle Fighting ChampionshipThe World’s Fastest Growing Sport, presents BKFC-14 on Friday, November 13 from the InterContinental MiamiFlorida, it was announced today by Dave Feldman, President of BKFC.

BKFC-14 is headlined by the highly anticipated BKFC 155lb. World Championship Grudge Match between Champion Luis ‘Baboon’ Palomino and Challenger Jim ‘The Bare Knuckle Beast’ Alers. Co-featured is the BKFC ‘Interim’ 135lb. World Championship between Dat ‘Be Dat’ Nguyen and Reggie ‘EZ’ Barnett. In a special attraction women’s bout, Randine Eckholm will battle Britain Hart.

“This is our fourth event in Florida and we couldn’t be more excited to return with an outstanding card on Friday, November 13 for BKFC-14 in Miami, FL,” said Feldman. “We’ve created a Special Attraction VIP Event at the InterContinental with a truly memorable evening for our supportive fans in Florida including numerous celebrities from the combat sports world in attendance. BKFC-14 also will be broadcast exclusively on the BKFC App to our rapidly growing International fanbase.”

“In our 155lb. world championship main event Luis Palomino and Jim Alers are two outstanding bare knuckle fighters with a true hatred for each other as shown at our press conference in August. They’ve needed to settle this for a long time and at BKFC-14 they finally will.”

The bad-blood between Palomino and Alers reached a boiling point on August 18, 2020 during a BKFC press conference to announce the signing of former UFC Superstar Paige Van Zant. In front of a packed house of international media, Palomino and Alers engaged in a volatile shouting match.

“Reggie Barnett has stepped in for Johnny Bedford who injured his back in training to face Dat Nguyen in an explosive clash for the 135lb. Interim World Title for our co-featured bout,” continued Feldman.  

A limited amount of tickets for BKFC-14, starting at $100 are Now On-Sale at the BKFC website, The InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Place in Downtown Miami, FL 33131. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. ET. Seats will be socially distanced with each patron required to wear a facemask.

A native of Peru and now fighting out of Miami, Fl, Palomino returns to the squared circle following a first-round knockout of Isaac Vallie-Flagg on July 24, 2020 at BKFC-11 in Oxford, MS, claiming the 155lb. BKFC World Title. He made his lauded BKFC debut with a first-round knockout of Elvin Leon Brito on February 15, 2020 at BKFC-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to joining BKFC, Palomino was a 14-year MMA veteran competing in Bellator and World Series of Fighting bouts.

The 34-year-old Alers, a native of New York City and now residing in Pembroke Pines, FL will be fighting for the sixth time in BKFC with all five previous fights resulting in victories. A college graduate of the University of Central Florida, Alers has also fought for the UFC and Cage Warriors.

Fighting for the third time in BKFC, the former world ranked professional boxer Nguyen returns to battle following a first-round knockout of Abdiel Velazquez at BKFC-10. The Vietnamese born, power-punching Nguyen also defeated Travis Thompson at BKFC-8. Undefeated in combat sports since 2013, Nguyen compiled a record of 20-3 donning boxing gloves before entering the bare knuckle squared circle.

Residing in Virginia Beach, VA, the 34-year-old Barnett is a BKFC veteran with a record of 5-1 in the organization. Most recently, victories in BKFC came for Barnett with a second-round knockout of Matt Murphy at BKFC-8 and a decision over Abdiel Velazquez at BKFC-12.

Additional fights planned for BKFC-14 will be announced shortly.

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