With its’ biggest fight night in their short history this Saturday night, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) has unveiled the breadth of their fight experience both leading up to and during “BKFC 6: The Line is Drawn” live on pay-per-view from Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla.
BKFC, which debuted last June to critical acclaim, has grown from a traditional three-hour event to a weekend multimedia, multi-element programming lineup.
“We are very excited to present this legendary bout as the best of boxing meets the best of MMA in our squared circle,” said Brian Ricco, BKFC Executive Producer, a television veteran who has held executive positions with SHOWTIME, IN DEMAND, Vubiquity, SportsChannel and Prime Network. “We have spared nothing to showcase this great sport so that fight fans around the world can enjoy this pure and thrilling, and unique, live show.
“The ability to seamlessly watch live content on any connected device, anywhere in your home or on the road, is the latest step in our viewing evolution and provides choices for cable and satellite customers and cord-cutters alike.”
“BKFC 6: The Line is Drawn” will be available to over 100 million households in the United States and Canada via cable and satellite, and carried throughout the world on traditional television, apps, Smart TVs, home computers, laptops, iPhones, iPads and android devices via Chromecast, Apple TV, Sony PlayStations, etc. The event will be streamed live via FITE-TV.
Please consult your local program guide for channel and replays throughout the month. The suggested retail for “BKFC 6: The Line is Drawn” is $39.99. All previous BKFC events are available via video-on-demand (VOD).
Leading up to fight night, “The Road to Malignaggi vs. Lobov” program offers a unique look at the buildup to this summer showdown as camera crews followed Malignaggi in New York and Lobov in Ireland ahead of the highly anticipated clash.
Some of combat sports’ best will be ringside calling the action for fans watching on pay-per-view as former three-time boxing world champion Antonio Tarver and former UFC standout Chris Lytle bring fans insight from their experiences. The host and ringside reporting duties will be handled by Ron Kruck, while veteran broadcaster Sean Wheelock provides the blow-by-blow coverage and Benny Ricardo delivers Spanish commentary.
On Friday, June 21, BKFC kicks off the weekend’s activities live in Tampa with the much-anticipated “BKFC 6 Weigh-In” beginning at 3 p.m. ET, hosted by Kruck, who will be joined throughout by Wheelock, Tarver, Lytle, Brian Palakow and ring announcer Jeff Houston. This program will include the latest features and interviews with the fighters and BKFC President and Founder David Feldman, while building to the weigh-in for the top bouts, including rivals Malignaggi and Lobov, where fireworks are sure to ensue.
This program will be available world-wide via Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s Facebook page, FITE-TV and a growing list of regional sports networks and broadcast stations.
Saturday night’s action features the “BKFC 6 Preliminaries”, which are available to cable and satellite subscribers prior to the PPV (check your local listings), as well as on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s Facebook page, FITE-TV and cable and satellite barker and preview channels. This one-hour lead-in to the main show begins at 8 p.m. ET and will feature two free undercard fights, updated news and information, features and live interviews. It is the perfect lead-in to the evening’s main show at 9 p.m. ET on pay-per-view channels and FITE-TV.
BKFC is produced and distributed by New York-based MultiVision Media, Inc, in conjunction with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. In addition to the Executive Producer Ricco, the events are produced and directed by Chuck McKean and the Engineer In Charge of Production is Sudy Shen.
The state-of-the-art production facilities will include a 53′ mobile truck, dual world-wide satellite uplinks, on-location streaming facilities, English and Spanish commentary, on-site closed-captioning and more.
The production will utilize at least 10 cameras with EVS replays, including X-Mo Blue, the world’s fastest slow-motion camera, that reveals new aspects of the sport and puts the viewer right in the middle of the action. A 100-man production crew with experience ranging from boxing, MMA, NBA, MLB, NHL and NASCAR will converge on Tampa for this event.