PHILADELPHIA – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debuts in Colorado on Saturday, October 15 at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield, with BKFC 31, headlined by a sensational clash between Mike "The Marine" Richman (3-0, 2 KOs) of Rosemount, Minnesota and Isaac "The Honey Badger" Doolittle (3-0, 1 KOs) of Junction City, Kansas for the interim BKFC light heavyweight title.
Tickets for BKFC 31, starting at $50, can be purchased online at AXS.com. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6 p.m. MT local time.
BKFC 31 will be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ subscription for $4.99 per month on the new BKFC app.
"Colorado is a hotbed of BKFC fans who watch our events on the app, and we're very excited to bring our first event to the 1STBank Center, just outside of Denver," BKFC president David Feldman said. "With their undefeated, identical records and dominant wins along with their super-aggressive styles, Richman vs. Doolittle is one of the most exciting fights that can be made in combat sports.
"Additionally, our undercard is deep and loaded with a wealth of national and local talent. Tickets are now on sale, and I encourage fans to purchase early as we are expecting a complete sell-out."
Ranked No. 2 in the middleweight division and moving up one weight division for this fight, Richman burst into BKFC on April 30, 2021 with a first-round stoppage of Marcel Stamps in Birmingham, Alabama. He followed that up with two devastating second-round knockouts: Dakota Cochrane (BKFC 21) on September 10, 2021 and most recently Dave Rickels (BKFC 23) on April 8, 2022.
BKFC's No. 3-ranked light heavyweight, Doolittle, returns to battle following an exciting decision victory over top contender Jared Warren on April 6, 2022 at BKFC 23. He also holds tremendous wins over Jay Jackson on October 21, 2021 (BKFC Fight Night Wichita) and Brandon Johnson (BKFC 13) on October 10, 2020.
Headlining the undercard in the welterweight division, Bellator veteran and local favorite Brandon Girtz will make his highly anticipated BKFC debut against Jake Lindsey (2-0, 2 KOs) of Manhattan, Kansas. Girtz compiled a 16-10 record in mixed martial arts, while the heavy-handed Lindsey stopped Derrick Findley at BKFC 23 on April 8, 2022 and Eric Thompson on October 23, 2021 at BKFC Fight Night Wichita.
Fighting in the cruiserweight division, Chris Camozzi of Lakewood, Colorado and Bubba "The Menace" McDaniel of Muncie, Indiana will make their BKFC debuts. Fighting extensively in the UFC and PFL, Carmozzi had an MMA record of 27-15 while McDaniel's MMA ledger stands at 30-10.
In the heavyweight division, Denver native Josh "Cuddly Bear" Copeland makes his BKFC debut against Brazilian Levi "Pitbull" Costa (1-0, 1 KO). Copeland brings an MMA record of 18-7-1 into the squared circle, while Costa made his impressive debut into BKFC with a first-round stoppage of Joshua Sanchez at BKFC 25 on May 6, 2022.
Competing in the welterweight division, Cory "Guns" Madden of Denver starts for the first time in BKFC against Christian "The Terminator" Torres (1-2), of Johnson City, New York. Madden holds a record of 6-1 with five knockouts as a professional boxer.
Featherweights will make their debut at BKFC 31 as Las Vegas native Andrew "The Golden Boy" Yates battles Nolan McGlaughlin of Pueblo, Colorado. Yates has an MMA record of 12-4, while McGlaughlin is 6-5 competing in MMA.
Additional fights on the BKFC 31 undercard will be announced in the coming days.