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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Seeking First $1 Million Gate at BKFC 41

Via Sports Illustrated:

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is only days away from its biggest event to date this Saturday with BKFC 41, which is a co-main event headlined by two former UFC champions in Luke Rockhold and Eddie Alvarez.

The combat sport promotion is only five years old, yet it has displayed remarkable growth. That is clearly visible in its marquee bouts—Rockhold against Mike Perry in the main event and Alvarez against Chad Mendes in the co-main—and a slate of fights on the card that also feature Ben Rothwell, Christine Ferea and Chris Camozzi.

BKFC founder and president David Feldman believes Saturday’s pay-per-view, which takes place in Denver at the 1st Bank Center, will help the promotion in its unrelenting pursuit of crossing over into the mainstream.

“We’re pacing for our first million-dollar gate,” says Feldman. “That is quite a feat for a promotion that started with only four employees. And we’re not just promoting events, we’re building the sport.”

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