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BKFC returns to Wichita on April 8, Mike Richman vs. Dave Rickels headlines


Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns to Wichita, Kan., with BKFC 23 on Friday, April 8 at INTRUST Bank Arena, with a card headlined by a middleweight clash between Mike "The Marine" Richman and Dave "The Caveman" Rickels.  

Advance tickets starting at $35 are now on sale online through, at and in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena.

Doors will open on the night of the event at 6 p.m. with the first bell at 7 p.m. local time. 

"We're thrilled to return to Kansas with this explosive card for the overwhelmingly supportive BKFC fans in the state," BKFC founder and president David Feldman stated. "Our main event of Mike Richman vs. Dave Rickels is one of the most exciting fights you can make in combat sports, and our undercard will be action-packed from top to bottom."

Since joining BKFC in April 2021, Richman (3-0-1) has kept his vow to take over with dominant victories. At BKFC 17, he stopped Marcel Stamps in the first round. Following up on that company debut, in the main event of BKFC 21, Richman stopped Dakota Cochrane in the second round.

Hometown favorite Rickels (2-0) has also looked ready to take over the middleweight division following a unanimous decision victory over veteran Julian Lane. In his BKFC debut, Rickels also won a unanimous decision against veteran Cliff Wright. 

Also featured at BKFC 23 in a light heavyweight title eliminator, Isaac Doolittle (3-0) battles Jared Warren (3-1). Additionally, competing at BKFC 23 will be the returning hometowner Marciano Hernandez (1-0) against an opponent to be announced.

Additional fights for BKFC 23 will be announced shortly.