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BKFC signs Felice Herrig to multi-fight promotional contract

Debut date, opponent for longtime combat sports veteran yet to be announced.

PHILADELPHIA – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announced today the signing of former UFC star Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig to a multi-fight promotional contract.

"BKFC is very excited to announce this major signing today," BKFC president David Feldman. "Felice was one of UFC's most popular fighters during her eight years with the company and now sees an opportunity to succeed in bare-knuckle fighting. We have a wealth of talented and tough female fighters and look forward to watching her compete in the squared circle.

"As we continue our fast-paced growth, BKFC will always look to add talented fighters to our roster.:

Said Herrig, "I've watched closely what Dave and his team at BKFC have built and truly want to test myself in bare-knuckle fighting. At this point in my career I'm ready for a new challenge and there is nothing bigger and better than BKFC."

Competing as a strawweight, the Chicago area native Herrig amassed an MMA record of 14-10, including a 5-5 mark in the UFC and also competed in Bellator and Invicta FC including victories over notables such Alexa Grasso, Cortney Casey and Kailan Curran.

Herrig also battled current BKFC star Paige VanZant in 2015, losing a very hotly contested unanimous decision.

Details on Herrig's debut under the BKFC banner will be announced shortly.