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Sky Blue FC’s Estelle Johnson is heading to France after being named to Cameroon’s World Cup Roster

Sky Blue FC Defender Estelle Johnson will be heading to her first FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer as Cameroon announced their official roster earlier today.

Johnson, a 30 year-old defender from Fort Collins, Colorado, has been training with Cameroon since May 4 when she was named to the team’s preliminary World Cup roster.

“I’m extremely excited to have been named to the World Cup roster for Cameroon,” stated Johnson. “This is something I’ve wanted since I was eight years old and I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to represent my birth nation. I’m looking forward to an amazing experience! Allez Les Lionnes!”

Johnson has started four times for Sky Blue FC this season after joining the club on January 10, 2019.

Cameroon is in Group E of the World Cup along with Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on June 7th and Cameroon’s first match is on June 10th against Canada (3 p.m. ET) at Stade de la Mosson in Montepellier. Cameroon will face the Netherlands on June 15 (9 a.m. ET) at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. Their last match of the group stage will be on June 20 (12 p.m. ET) at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier.

2019 Cameroon FIFA Women’s World Cup Roster:

Goalkeepers: Annette Ngo Ndom (FAP Amazone, Cameroon), Marthe Omgmaham (Awa FC,Cameroon), Mambingo Mambingo Isabelle (Sunshine Queens, Nigeria)

Defenders: Christine Manie (AS Lorraine, France), Marie Awona (Dijon, France), Augustine Edjangue Siliki (Arna Bjornar, Norway), Claudine Meffometou Tcheno (Guingamp, France), Yvonne Leuko (Strasbourg, France), Estelle Laura Johnson (Sky Blue, USA), Ysis Sonkeng (Amazone Fap, Cameroon)

Midfielders: Raissa Feudjio (Tenerife, Spain), Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck (Amazone Fap, Cameroon), Grace Ngock Yango (Saint Malo, France), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Nancy, France), Therese Abena (Louves Minproff), Charlene Meyong Menene (Louves Minproff, Cameroon)

Forwards: Madelaine Ngono Mani (Ambily, France), Gaelle Enganamouit , Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Michaela Abam (Paris FC, France), Nchout Njoya Ajara (Valerenga, Norway), Michelle Akaba (Amazones Fap, Cameroon), Takounda Engolo Alexandra (Éclair Filles, Cameroon)

For more information on Sky Blue FC fans are encouraged to click here:

www.skybluefc.com

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Robby Anderson, Rashard Robinson in 40-Yd Dash Tourney w/ Ginn, Kamara, Ingram & more

40 Yards of Gold the inaugural tournament-style, all-star speed competition that will crown the fastest professional football player, announced its Saturday, June 29th event featuring high-profile NFL athletes racing head-to-head in a high-stakes, one-night extravaganza. 40 Yards of Gold initially kicked-off with a social media campaign featuring its top athletes on May 5th. The Event fuses sports, entertainment & technology to create a pandemonium experience unlike anything ever witnessed in competitive sports. Quince Imaging, the industry leader in field projection technology, will incorporate cutting edge projection mapping onto the field to give the illusion that the participants are running on futuristic platforms. This state-of-the-art technology will debut for the very first time in a competitive atmosphere.

In support of the Event, 40 Yards of Gold created a platform to house highlights, interviews, articles, original content and much more offering fans an inside look at the most electrifying players in the sport as well as insight into their game-changing, signature traits. It is the official, authoritative voice of all-things speed in the sport of football and features star athletes ranging from Young Phenoms & High School players to Pros & Legends that have exhibited extraordinary speed on the gridiron. These featured stars are named “Gods of Speed.”

For the first time in the history of football, the competition will remove all trash talk and speculation, ultimately crowning the sport’s true “King of Speed” in a bracket-style head-to-head competition of the classic 40-yard dash, culminating with the Champion of the Offensive Division facing the Champion of the Defensive Division. The Event will also include fan activations and live performances. Venue to be announced at a later date.

For the past two weeks, fans have been invited to vote via www.40yardsofgold.com for their top seed in the Offensive & Defensive Divisions.

The seeding will be determined by the number of fan votes in each respective division. Voting will conclude Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12 AM EST. The announcement of Round 1 matchups will begin the afternoon of Sunday, May 26th and proceed through Wednesday, May 29th with one Offensive & Defensive matchup being introduced each day.

List of participants:

OFFENSE

Ted Ginn Jr.

Jeff Badet

Corey Coleman

Tarik Cohen

Robby Anderson

Richie James

Damiere Byrd

Alvin Kamara

Mark Ingram

Kevin Snead

Christian Blake

Jacoby Ford

Mystery Participant

DEFENSE

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Trae Waynes

John Franklin III

Kevin Byard

Quinton Dunbar

Rashard Robinson

Terrell Sinkfield

Jerome Baker

Jalen Myrick

Budda Baker

Donte Jackson

Charles James II

Mystery Participant

Tickets will be available soon. For more information, news and updates, visit http://www.40YardsOfGold.com.

About 40 Yards of Gold

Launching in May 2019, 40 Yards of Gold is the authority on speed in the sport of football, showcasing players current and past who exhibit extraordinary speed on the gridiron. 40 Yards of Gold features Young Phenoms & High School players to Pros & Legends of the game –Gods of Speed — 40 Yards of Gold is the go-to resource for everything speed related. The platform is the perfect one-stop-shop providing training tips and tools, speed coaching and more. For more information please visit http://www.40YardsOfGold.com.

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YES Network Becomes Official Regional TV Partner of WNBA’s New York Liberty

The YES Network and the WNBA’s New York Liberty have reached an agreement by which YES will become the official regional TV partner of the Liberty this season. YES will televise 16 Liberty home games this season, the first being Friday, May 24 (8:00 pm ET), when the Liberty hosts the Indiana Fever at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. All 16 games on YES’ Liberty schedule will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app. Chris Shearn and former Marist College basketball star Julianne Viani will handle play-by-play and analyst duties, respectively, on Friday’s telecast.

CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will also telecast one Liberty home game this season on August 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET, as part of the WNBA’s multi-year partnership.

The Liberty will be led this year by center Tina Charles, the five-time All-WNBA player and the 2012 WNBA MVP who averaged 19.6 points per game last season. She will be joined by, among others, guards Kia Nurse, Bria Hartley and Brittany Boyd, and center Amanda Zahui B.

The team’s first-round 2019 draft pick, Asia Durr of Louisville, was a two-time first-team All-American who twice was a finalist for National Player of the Year. New York’s second-round selection this year was center Han Xu from China, a member of the Chinese Women’s National Team.

Coach Katie Smith, 15-year WNBA veteran and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, enters her second season as head coach and her fifth overall season with the franchise.

“Boasting a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, the Liberty is primed to be a force in the WNBA this season,” said John J. Filippelli, President of Production and Programming, YES Network. “The WNBA features the finest women’s basketball in the world, and we at YES look forward to bringing this exciting brand of ball to our viewers.”

“We want to showcase Liberty basketball to as many fans as possible and we have a unique opportunity to do that with YES Network this year,” said Keia Clarke, COO of the New York Liberty. “This partnership is the first of its kind, as the WNBA hasn’t been broadcasted on YES in the past,” Clarke added. “We are thrilled to work with the team at YES to expand the reach of women’s basketball to new and different audiences.”

YES Network 2019 New York Liberty Telecast Schedule

Friday, May 24 Indiana Fever 8:00 pm ET

Tuesday, June 4 Los Angeles Sparks 11:00 am ET

Friday, June 7 Washington Mystics 7:30 pm ET%

Sunday, June 9 Las Vegas Aces 3:00 pm ET%

Wednesday, June 12 Minnesota Lynx 7:00 pm ET

Wednesday, June 19 Chicago Sky 7:00 pm ET

Friday, June 28 Dallas Wings 7:30 pm ET

Sunday, July 7 Las Vegas Aces 3:00 pm ET%

Saturday, July 20 Los Angeles Sparks 3:00 pm ET%

Sunday, August 4 Connecticut Sun 3:00 pm ET

Sunday, August 11 Seattle Storm 3:00 pm ET%

Tuesday, August 13 Minnesota Lynx 7:00 pm ET%

Tuesday, August 27 Phoenix Mercury 7:00 pm ET

Friday, August 30 Connecticut Sun 7:30 pm ET%

Tuesday, September 3 Washington Mystics 7:00 pm ET%

Friday, September 6 Indiana Fever 7:00 pm ET

For more information on the New York Liberty fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://liberty.wnba.com/

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Sky Blue FC Expands Partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer

Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that the club is renewing its partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer, an affiliate of U.S. Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation. The partnership showcases a continued commitment to the growth of the game of soccer throughout New Jersey and increased exposure for the women’s professional game.

“As I’ve recently moved into this role, an important first step for me was to recommit and refresh our relationship with New Jersey Youth Soccer,” stated Sky Blue General Manager Alyse LaHue. “They are a crucial partner for us as we transition forward and I’m excited by the conversations and the willingness to explore new initiatives that will have an affect particularly on women and girls in soccer in the state of New Jersey.”

Sky Blue FC and NJYS will be working together on multiple collaborations throughout the season to contribute to the growth of the game, including Sky Blue FC player appearances at NJYS events, participation in the NJYS Awards Banquet, involvement at TOPSoccer events, and several group appearances at Sky Blue FC home games this season including the following dates:

May 25 – Night of Champions (Celebration of the U11/U14 NJYS State Cup Champions)
June 22 – Olympic Development Program Night
June 22 – Night of Champions (Celebration of the U15/U19 NJYS State Cup Champions)
September 7 – TOPSoccer Night
September 15 – NJ Youth Soccer Night

Both groups are also exploring initiatives to recruit and retain women at all levels of the game including coaching, refereeing, and administrative roles, as well as off-field initiatives around leadership and motivation for retaining youth girls’ players to stay in the game.

“We are very pleased to renew our partnership with Sky Blue FC and to continue our support of the professional women’s game,” said Evelyn Gill, President of NJ Youth Soccer. “The women of Sky Blue FC and the National Women’s Soccer League serve as tremendous role models for young athletes everywhere, both on and off the playing field. We have great pride in Sky Blue FC being a professional representative of New Jersey, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them for many years to come.”

On May 11th, Sky Blue FC defender Mandy Freeman attended the Young Olympians Festival and spoke to a group of young girls about her experiences in soccer and provided advice on the importance of hard work and perseverance. The Young Olympians program, designed specifically for players born in 2008 and 2009, is an introductory stage for those who aspire to play at a high level and provides a path to participate in the Olympic Development Program (ODP).

“I loved speaking with the girls participating in the festival. For being so young they had great questions about my career playing soccer and what it’s like being a professional,” Said Sky Blue FC Defender Mandy Freeman. “What surprised me the most were how many questions they had about my favorite subjects in school and what it takes to succeed in the classroom. It’s amazing that at their age they’re already thinking about how to be the best player on and off the field.”

About NJ Youth Soccer Association:
New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 20,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs.

About Sky Blue FC

Based in New Jersey, Sky Blue FC is one of the nine member clubs in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which boasts the entire U.S. Women’s National Team and some of the greatest international players in the world. Operated by Sky Blue Women’s Soccer Inc., Sky Blue FC was originally established in the fall of 2006, making its debut on the field with the launch of Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of the United Soccer Leagues in 2007. Sky Blue FC made its professional debut in 2009, winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship that year. Sky Blue was also a founding member of NWSL, which launched officially in 2013.

For more information on New Jersey Youth Soccer:

http://www.njyouthsoccer.com/home.php

For more information on Sky Blue FC fans are encouraged to click here:

www.skybluefc.com

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2019 WNBA.Com GM Survey: Las Vegas Picked to Win Championship

The Las Vegas Aces were picked to win the WNBA championship and the Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne was selected as the favorite for the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, according to the 2019 WNBA.com GM Survey.  In the 17th annual poll, the WNBA’s 12 general managers assessed the league’s best teams, players, coaches, offseason moves and more.

The complete results of the exclusive survey were posted today at WNBA.com in advance of the league’s 23rd season, which tips off on Friday, May 24. The opening-weekend schedule features the Seattle Storm beginning its title defense against the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25 on ABC (3:30 p.m. ET) and the Chicago Sky visiting the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday in the first-ever WNBA game on CBS Sports Network (8 p.m. ET).

In the 2019 WNBA.com GM Survey, 33 percent of general managers predicted a championship for the Aces, who did not reach the playoffs last season.  The Mercury was the second choice with 25 percent of the vote from the league’s decision makers.

Las Vegas – which acquired 2018 WNBA scoring leader and MVP-runner-up Liz Cambage in a trade and selected Jackie Young with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft – was voted as the team that made the best offseason moves (67 percent).  Phoenix (25 percent) also finished second in that category.  Cambage was the overwhelming choice as the acquisition who will make the biggest impact (75 percent); the Los Angeles Sparks’ Chiney Ogwumike was second (25 percent).

Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP, was the top pick for the 2019 MVP (42 percent), one of five players to receive consideration.  The Mercury’s Brittney Griner (25 percent) finished second, Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson ranked third (17 percent) and Cambage and the Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones each received one vote.

Other highlights from the 2019 WNBA.com GM Survey:

  • The New York Liberty’s Asia Durr and the Dallas Wings’ Arike Ogunbowale shared the top spot for WNBA Rookie of the Year (25 percent each), ahead of Phoenix’s Alanna Smith and Las Vegas’ Young (17 percent each).  Smith received 25 percent as the “sleeper” rookie most likely to have success, edging teammate Brianna Turner (17 percent).

  • Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, the league’s all-time points leader, topped the list for best shooting guard (67 percent) and the player to take a shot with the game on the line (50 percent).  She was also named the player hungriest to win a championship this season (33 percent).

  • Griner,the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015, was favored to win that honor (33 percent).  Two-time reigning Defensive Player of the Year Alana Beard of Los Angeles was the next choice (17 percent).  Griner was also the pick as the player who forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments (42 percent), with Cambage finishing second (33 percent).

 

  • Washington’s Emma Meesseman (33 percent) was viewed as the international player most likely to have a breakout season.  Teammate Ariel Atkins shared top honors for breakout player overall, joined by the Chicago’s Diamond DeShields, New York’s Kia Nurse and Las Vegas’ Kelsey Plum (17 percent each).

  • Voting for the league’s most underrated player generated a three-way tie among Los Angeles’ Chelsea Gray, the Atlanta Dream’s Tiffany Hayes and Chicago’s Allie Quigley (17 percent each).   Quigley was voted the best pure shooter (75 percent) and Hayes was named the most dangerous player in the open floor (25 percent).

  • Two new categories – best step-back move and best fade away shot – were included in the 2019 survey. Washington’s Kristi Toliver was seen as having the best step-back (40 percent), followed by Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones and Phoenix’s Taurasi (20 percent each). Washington’s Delle Donne earned the most votes as the player with the best fadeaway shot (30 percent), ahead of New York’s Tina Charles and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker (20 percent each).

  • Inadditional team-related categories, the Dream was the choice for the best defensive unit (58 percent) and the Minnesota Lynx was chosen for the best home-court advantage (33 percent).

  • In the coaching categories, reigning WNBA Coach of the Year Nicki Collen of Atlanta led all vote-getters as the best manager/motivator of people (50 percent), followed by Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve (25 percent). Washington’s Mike Thibault, who has won a record 309 regular-season games, was voted the best overall coach (25 percent), ahead of Collen, Seattle’s Dan Hughes and Connecticut’s Curt Miller (17 percent each).

To view the complete results of the survey, click on the following link: https://www.wnba.com/news/2019-gm-survey-season-predictions/.

The 2019 WNBA regular season runs through Sunday, Sept. 8.  For more information on the WNBA and game tickets, fans may visit wnba.com.

 

About the WNBA

The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity.  The league will tip off its 23rd season on May 24, 2019.  Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education.  For more information about the WNBA, visit WNBA.com.

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New York Cosmos Defeat Hartford City FC To Remain Unbeaten In League Action

Substitute Charlie Ledula and Bledi Bardic scored second-half goals as the New York Cosmos recorded a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Hartford City FC in a National Premier Soccer League game at Central Connecticut State University Soccer Stadium on Sunday.

The win raised the Cosmos record to 5-0-0 as they ended their two-game New England weekend swing with a pair of victories. They had defeated the Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds on Friday night, 7-1.

Ledula, a former standout at LIU C.W. Post, replaced David Diosa at the start of the second half. Only four minutes after coming on and a minute after Junior Burgos drilled a shot off the crossbar, the Englishman made a major impact on a brilliant individual effort to score his team-best fifth goal. He broke into the penalty area, raced to his right and unleashed a 12-yard shot into the lower left side past goalkeeper Hami Kara for a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute.

Burgos, whose specialty is set pieces, set up the second goal on a free kick in the 74th minute to give the Cosmos some breathing room. He sent a bouncing ball from the left side through a maze of players that Bardic flicked home from close range.

The Cosmos dominated the opening scoreless first half, but Kara made several vital saves in the opening 45 minutes, two on hard shots by Bardic and one apiece on Bocanegra and Burgos. Cosmos captain Danny Szetela twice narrowly missed the right side of the net.

Mark Grant came close to equalizing when he worked his way through the Cosmos defense and found himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Paul Blanchette, but he sent his shot barely to the left of the net. Blanchette registered his second clean sheet of the season for the Cosmos, who have yet to surrender a goal in the run of play.

The Cosmos return home to face FC St. Pauli (Germany) in an international friendly at Rocco B. Commisso Stadium in New York City on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Their next NPSL home match will be against Hartford City at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.

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BKFC Returns Saturday, June 22 Headlined by Malignaggi vs. Lobov

Former boxing world champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi and UFC veteran Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov went face-to-face Monday at a heated press conference in New York to officially announce their Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship showdown the headlines action on Saturday, June 22 live on pay-per-view from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla.

Also squaring off Monday before they battle on BKFC 6 were UFC veteran Chris Leben and longtime Bellator standout Brennan Ward. Televised coverage on June 22 will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. and also feature Reggie Barnett against Johnny Bedford in a showdown for the BKFC Lightweight Championship.
The event will be broadcast across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc., on all major television distribution outlets for $39.99. It will also be available worldwide via stream to all in-home and out-of-home connected devices at FITE-TV and www.bareknuckle.tv.
Tickets for “BKFC 6” are available tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET exclusively at www.bareknuckle.tv. Florida will become the latest state to host a BKFC event after previous contests have been held in Wyoming and Mississippi, plus an event that took place in Cancun, Mexico.
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Monday:
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI
“I’ve always been known as one of the toughest guys in boxing. Lobov is known as a punching bag with a loud mouth.
“If I had it my way, I’d knock him out in the last round. I want to pummel him from start to finish. He’s going to come out trying hard, and then he’s going to get gun shy. He’s going to hesitate to even take a step.
“I’m always looking for my next challenge. I wasn’t planning on this, but it was sold to me, and it appealed to me. Artem is a punching bag and I usually hit that for free.
“I never lie, because I don’t have to fear anyone. You only lie because you’re afraid. Why are Lobov and his team lying? You know why. I don’t care what they think. I’m going to put this guy out next month.
“As I train, I realize that my hands are like razor blades. Get a good look at Lobov’s face, because next month I’m going to make it look like a road map with lines all over it.”
ARTEM LOBOV
“I feel I have the upper hand in this fight. With age, it’s easier to get knocked out. He’s never hurt anybody in the ring, so it’s going to be a bad matchup for him.
“I see me stopping him. He doesn’t want it anymore. In order to be a fighter and really compete, you have to have the fire. His fire is long gone.
“My strategy is to come in there and shove my fist down his throat. It’s personal now with the way he’s been talking and acting. I’m going to put him away.
“Paulie likes to hide behind the jab and feint. He never lets his hands go. He just hides and tries to make it to the end of the fight.
“I’m going to let it all go in that ring on June 22. I’m going to be the ‘Russian Hammer’ from the start until the finish. I want to meet him in the ring and put him away like true warriors do.
“I never wrap my hands. Not when I spar, not when I hit the bag or anything. It’s made them tougher. They may not look pretty, but they do a lot of damage.
“It’s game over for Paulie. I heard he’s known as the ‘Magic Man’, but I just hope he doesn’t disappear before the fight.”
CHRIS LEBEN
“Bare knuckle is definitely an exciting sport. It’s all of the good stuff. Two guys going toe-to-toe. It’s what I do best and it puts me in a dangerous position to hurt my opponents. When I first saw BKFC I felt like this sport was made for me.
“You can’t really cover up without the glove as a shield in bare knuckle, so it changes how you defend. But it also changes how you hit and where your range is at.
“I think this sport was made for me and it’s going to show in the fight. We’re both heavy hitters. Brennan will be my toughest BKFC opponent to date and I’m not taking him lightly. I’m riding a resurgence and it’s not going to stop.
“I’m pulling out all the stops and doing everything I can to prepare. Because on June 22, I’m knocking him out.”
BRENNAN WARD
“Training camp has been going great. I’m really excited because I’ve been waiting to do a bare knuckle fight for a while. I knew right away that this was for me.
“I think I have a great skillset for bare knuckle. I’m quick and quick on my feet. I’m strong and have heavy hands. I’m able to brawl or box.
“It’s basically a normal training camp for me, but with more boxing than ever. I’ve always boxed a lot anyway, so it’s something that’s come natural for me.
“I’m a different fighter than who Leben has fought in BKFC. This sport is so well-suited for me. I just want to brawl. I wasn’t as into the other disciplines in MMA, so when BKFC came around, I was ready to sign on.
“I think I’m going to be a force to be reckoned with at BKFC. I’m going to find a nice home and do work in the ring.”
DAVID FELDMAN, BKFC Founder & President
“This event is getting the kind of coverage it truly warrants. This is going to be a stacked pay-per-view event from top to bottom.
“The main event here is a highly anticipated battle. This is the biggest bare knuckle fight in history.
“We’re really happy with what we’ve been able to build. If you’ve seen any of our events, you know that it’s non-stop action from the start. We’re proud of what we’ve delivered to fight fans.
“People originally said that Artem had no chance against Paulie, but once they saw Artem in his first BKFC fight, fans can see that this might be tougher than anticipated. This is different than boxing and different than MMA. Getting hit with that bare knuckle is different than anything you’ve experienced before.
“I’m so excited to bring this fight to Florida and bring this fight to their fans. June 22 live on pay-per-view, this is one you surely do not want to miss.”
BRIAN RICCO, Executive Producer & Distributor
“We’re very excited to be on our sixth BKFC show in less than a year. Everything has been amazing. We’re expecting a big fight between two great fighters and we’re looking forward to bringing this event to fight fans around the world.”
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About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship
On June 2, 2018, Philadelphia-based Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) made combat sports history when it promoted the first legal, sanctioned and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. “BKFC 1: The Beginning” took place in Cheyenne, Wyoming and featured 10 professional bouts, all under the auspices and control of the Wyoming Combative Sports Commission. BKFC uses only established fighters who have previously competed professionally in boxing, MMA, kickboxing and/or Muay Thai. All BKFC bouts are sanctioned and regulated by ABC member athletic commissions. For more information visit www.bareknuckle.tv