BKFC 11 To Utilize Open Scoring System
The Kansas Athletic Commission continues to test out ways to innovate the sport of MMA. This weekend at Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship 11, real-time scoring will be utilized. BKFC will be the first bare-knuckle organization to implement open scoring.
An open scoring system was the talk of the town following a recent UFC event. BKFC is the latest organization to utilize the system. MMA promotion Invicta FC was the first to involve itself with the program last weekend at its Phoenix Series event.
“After partnering with Shannon Knapp and Invicta Fighting Championships to utilize Real-Time Scoring last Friday, we received nothing but positive feedback from the fighters and their camps,” said Kansas Athletic Commission Executive Director Adam Roorbach. “While absolutely not mandatory, Real-Time Scoring is available to all fight promoters and promotions in the State of Kansas. We are proud to be hosting BKFC 11, and look forward to having them utilize this system.”
BKFC 11 will be taking place inside the at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The main event will be Nico Hernandez v. Chancey Wilson, with the co-main event being David Rickels v. Harris Stephenson. One of the other featured attractions includes Helen Peralta v. Christine Ferea in a rematch for the Police Gazette Women’s Featherweight American Championship.
“I was very intrigued when I learned that the Kansas Athletic Commission was going to start offering on March 1 all fight promoters with events in their state the option of using Real Time Scoring, but I wanted to see it in use first before I made a decision about BKFC 11,” said BKFC founder and president David Feldman. “After seeing it executed flawlessly by the Kansas Commission at last Friday’s Invicta MMA event, coupled with the overwhelmingly positive response following that show from fighters and fight fans, I knew that this was absolutely the right way to go for BKFC.”
The event will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on PPV platforms via MultiVision Media.