Former Boxing Champion Antonio Tarver & UFC Standout

Chris Lytle Join Broadcast Veterans Ron Kruck & Sean Wheelock for “BKFC 5: Lobov vs. Knight

Plus! BKFC Signee Paulie Malignaggi Set to be Featured on Telecast as Special Guest

 Live from Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi

Beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT


PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2019) – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) announced on Wednesday the commentating team that will deliver blow-by-blow, analysis and color commentary for Saturday’s “BKFC 5: Lobov vs. Knight” pay-per-view event from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.


The host and ringside reporting duties will be handled by Ron Kruck. Analysis will be provided by former three-time boxing world champion Antonio Tarver and former UFC standout Chris Lytle, as they bring fans insight from their experiences as the best in combat sports. Veteran broadcaster Sean Wheelock will provide the blow-by-blow coverage and the crew will be joined by recent BKFC signee Paulie Malignaggi as a special guest.


The event will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $29.95. It will also be available worldwide via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices at FITE-TV and


Kruck, Wheelock and Tarver have all worked multiple BKFC pay-per-view telecasts and will be joined for the second time by Lytle, and for the first time by special guest Malignaggi, who has a potential showdown lined up against main event participant Artem Lobov.


Tickets for “BKFC 5: Lobov vs. Knight” are available now exclusively at beginning at $35.


The event is headlined by former UFC standout and Conor McGregor stablemate Artem Lobov making his BKFC debut when he takes on Mississippi native and former UFC fighter Jason Knight. Also featured are fights with former UFC veteran Chris Leben battling former Bellator standout Justin Baesman in a light heavyweight fight, as well as former UFC fighter and D’Iberville, Mississippi native Chase Sherman taking on BKFC fan-favorite and former BKFC heavyweight title challenger Sam Shewmaker in a heavyweight attraction.


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About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

On June 2, 2018, Philadelphia-based Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) made combat sports history when it promoted the first legal, sanctioned and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. “BKFC 1: The Beginning” took place in Cheyenne, Wyoming and featured 10 professional bouts, all under the auspices and control of the Wyoming Combative Sports Commission. BKFC uses only established fighters who have previously competed professionally in boxing, MMA, kickboxing and/or Muay Thai. All BKFC bouts are sanctioned and regulated by ABC member athletic commissions. For more information visit or follow on Twitter at @BareKnuckleFC, on Instagram at and on Facebook at



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David Feldman, BKFC:

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