Johnny Bedford and Reggie Barnett get another shot at each other and another shot at gold at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
The BKFC ad On Friday, a rematch between Bedford and Barnett will headline BKFC 20 on August 20 in Biloxi, Mississippi, with the winner claiming a vacant bantamweight title. Outgoing champion Dat Nguyen recently quit the title when he and the BKFC were unable to secure a new deal.
In Bedford’s first meeting with Barnett at BKFC 6 two years ago, Bedford defeated Barnett by unanimous decision. The victory earned him a vacant title, which he later lost to Nguyen.
The Bedford-Barnett match was originally scheduled to be part of the upcoming BKFC 19 map on July 23, but will now serve as the main event for August 20.
Watch their first fight below:
Former UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher’s debut is also official for BKFC 20. Belcher (18-8 in MMA) will compete in heavyweight and make his debut against combat sports veteran Tony Lopez ( 64-32 in MMA). Lopez has competed three times for BKFC, losing twice and going to a draw in an instant classic against Joey Beltran at BKFC 4.
It will be Belcher’s first fight since UFC 159 in April 2013, where he lost to Michael Bisping by technical decision.