How to watch BKFC

The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is a boxing event held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. BKFC ignited in 2018 when they decided to become the first to organize a state-sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing event in the United States since 1889. Since the BKFC is fairly new, there are a lot of questions about the latest boxing craze. We’ll answer them all below.

When is the BKFC?

BKFC 48 is on Friday, August 11, at 8 PM ET at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’ll see John Dodson fight JR Ridge for the flyweight championship, plus Bryce Hall battle Gee Perez for the welterweight title.

What time does BKFC start?

BKFC begins at 8 PM ET on Friday. This is when the preliminaries take place before the bigger battles on the fight card get underway later in the night.

What channel is the BKFC on?

There are many ways to watch BKFC fights. Here are the streaming platforms BKFC is available on:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple TV
  • Android
  • Android TV
  • Roku
  • Fire TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Google Chromecast

Spectators also have the choice of subscribing to BKFC TV for $7.99 monthly, or you could subscribe to Fite.TV+ and get all the top PPV BKFC events for the same price. Plus, if you time it right, you can get the Fite.TV+ 7-day trial.

Here is what the Bare Knuckle TV subscription provides:

  • Access to monthly live BKFC events
  • Best discounts on PPV events
  • Access to full BKFC PPV library
  • More live Bare Knuckle events
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes content, including fighter interviews
  • Exclusive BKTV series

Meanwhile, Fite.TV+ offers over 1,000 hours of live action every year, plus additional access to over 4,000 hours of an on-demand content library. An annual subscription starts at $69.99 per year, and interested buyers can always try a 7-day free trial that can be canceled at any time first.

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How long does the BKFC last?

There are five rounds, and each round lasts two minutes in length. While fights move quickly, a night of BKFC fighting usually lasts several hours.

Where is the BKFC?

The BKFC takes place at several different venues, from Albuquerque, NM, to Miami, Fl, to Denver, CO, and many more locations.

BKFC schedule

Here’s everything we know about the BKFC schedule for the 2023 season.

Friday, August 11

  • 8 PM ET: BKFC 48

Friday, August 25

  • 8 PM ET: BKFC 49 at Miami-Dade Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida

Friday, September 22

  • 8 PM ET: BKFC 50 at 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado

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How much are BKFC tickets?

Tickets to attend the BKFC start at $45 and reach as much as $300 for a starting price before fees and taxes. More information about ticket availability can be found on their website here.