PHILADELPHIA – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will launch in the Bayou State of Louisiana with BKFC 30 on Saturday, October 1, at the Fant Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, Louisiana.
BKFC 30 is headlined by the battle for the vacant BKFC cruiserweight world championship between Lorenzo "The Juggernaut" Hunt (7-1) of St. Augustine, Florida and hometown favorite Quentin "The Hero" Henry (5-1). Hunt is also the current BKFC light heavyweight world champion, although that title will not be at stake against Henry.
Tickets for BKFC 30 may be purchased online at BKFC.com. The Fant-Ewing Coliseum is located on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
BKFC 30 will be broadcast globally as part of the BKFC+ subscription for $4.99 per month on the new BKFC app.
"We're very excited to debut in the great fighting state of Louisiana with BKFC 30," BKFC president David Feldman said. "Our fan base has been rapidly growing over the last four years in the area, and this world-title main event between Lorenzo Hunt and Monroe's Quentin Henry is one of the very best that can be made in combat sports. With a victory, Hunt will join Luis Palomino as BKFC's only 'double champ,' while Henry seeks to have the world title belt wrapped around his waist in front of his hometown supporters. They've had a war of words for the last year outside of the ring, and both are excited to settle the score in this high-stakes showdown.
"Our promotions across the country tend to sell tickets very quickly, and I'd advise the local fans in Louisiana to purchase well in advance."
Currently ranked No. 2 on the BKFC pound-for pound List, Hunt is on a six-fight winning streak, defeating arch-rival Hector Lombard on November 12 at BKFC 22 for the BKFC light heavyweight world title. Following that victory, Hunt made his first defense, stopping Joe Riggs in the second round at BKFC 24. His outstanding ledger also includes wins over Josh Dyer, Rob Morrow, Davian Green, Erick Lozano and Reggie Pena.
A fan favorite and heavy-handed, No. 2 ranked BKFC cruiserweight Henry is currently riding a three-fight winning streak which includes stoppages over Sawyer Depee, Chris Sarro and Jay Fish. He also holds first round knockout victories over Jason Fann and Brandon Malbrough.
An exciting undercard for BKFC 30 will be announced shortly.