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BKFC returns to Montana with Britain 'Hart' Beltran vs. Fani Peloumpi on September 10

Tickets now on sale for BKFC 29 for Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena in Great Falls.

PHILADELPHIA – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has announced the promotion's return to Great Falls, Montana with BKFC 29 on Saturday, September 10 at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Arena at Montana Expo Park.  

Advance tickets for BKFC 29 starting at $45 are now on-sale at Doors will open on the night of the event at 6 p.m. MT local time. BKFC 29 will be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ subscription for $4.99 per month on the new BKFC app.

"This is our third event in Montana, where the fans and media have truly been incredibly supportive of BKFC with both of our previous events drawing packed houses," BKFC president David Feldman said. "The women continue to shine in combat sports, and we're thrilled to present the first BFKC women's strawweight world championship between two of the toughest and most talented in the world, Britain 'Hart' Beltran and Fani Peloumpi.

"I say it all the time for our live events as they often sell-out in advance, get your tickets early for the most exciting and fastest growing combat sport in the world."

BKFC 29 is headlined by a tremendous women’s battle for the inaugural BKFC strawweight world championship as No. 1-ranked Beltran (5-1, 3 KOs) of Bedford, Virginia faces Fani Peloumpi (1-0) of Thailand via Greece.

Co-featured is a light heavyweight clash between No. 4-ranked Joe "Diesel" Riggs (3-2-1, 1 KO) of Phoenix and South Dakota's Josh "Ken Doll" Dyer (2-1, 2 KOs) of South Dakota. Also announced in the welterweight division, undefeated hometown favorite Dallas Davison (2-0, 2 KOs) of Great Falls faces Gorjan "Gogo" Slaveski (2-0, 2 KOs) of Merrillville, Ind.

Additionally, competing at BKFC-29 in a battle of featherweight contenders, No. 3-ranked popular local favorite Kai "Hefty Bag" Stewart (2-0, 2 KOs) of Great Falls battles No. 2-ranked Rusty Crowder (4-3, 2 KOs) of Temple, Ga.

Popular BKFC fan-favorite Beltran returns to action following a rematch victory over arch-rival Bec Rawlings on June 24 at BKFC 26. Rawlings won their first fight at BKFC 3 but Beltran left no doubt in their second fight with a dominant, career-defining performance. The fearless warrior also holds victories over Paige VanZant and Pearl Gonzalez.

Peloumpi, who will be making her United States debut, looked sensational in a decision victory over Souris Manfredi at BKFC Thailand 2. Although Manfredi was a sizable favorite, Peloumpi scored an upset split-decision victory in an exciting bout. Prior to her BKFC Thailand debut, the MTA Academy-trained 37-year-old Peloumpi garnered an impressive 67-23-1 record in muay Thai, picking up multiple championships in the process. She also has a 1-1 record in both boxing and kickboxing. 

Riggs returns to Great Falls, Montana as he looks to bounce back into the win column following a hard-fought challenge for the BKFC light heavyweight world title against champion Lorenzo Hunt on April 30 at BKFC 24. The hometown favorite also defeated Melvin Guillard at the BKFC debut in Montana on October 9, 2021 in Billings. Dyer is coming off a career-best victory with a first-round stoppage of Dakota Cochrane at BKFC Fight Night Omaha on May 13 and also holds a third-round knockout victory over Jared Warren at BKFC 12.

Competing twice for BKFC, Davison has looked very impressive on each occasion with two second-round stoppages over Erik Lopez (BKFC 24) and Jordan Christensen (BKFC Fight Night Montana). Slaveski has also turned the heads of BKFC fans with two stunning first-round knockouts this year, stopping Juston Stills (BKFC 26) and Ramal Amanov (BKFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale) as the former professional boxer continues to build his name in combat sports. 

With two first round knockouts kicking off his BKFC career, Stewart has quickly impressed fans with his tremendous power in the featherweight division. His stoppage victories took place against Darrick Gates at BKFC Fight Night Montana on October 9, 2021 and at BKFC 24 versus Daniel Gary. Crowder has earned his ranking with victories over Louie Lopez (BKFC 24), Gary (BKFC 17), Jacob Brunelle (BKFC 12) and Joe Pegg (BKFC 3).

More details on this exciting card will be announced shortly.