Jorge Masvidal announces new bare-knuckle MMA promotion

Jorge Masvidal | Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports“BMF” champion and UFC 261 title challenger Jorge Masvidal is getting into the fight business as a promoter, and he’s jumping into the bare-knuckle craze. Before the UFC 261 press conference featuring his rematch with welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, Masvidal announced his new promotion, which pairs him with hip-hop artist Anuel AA for a bare-knuckle MMA event. “[Anuel AA and I] have teamed up to bring you the most vicious fights we could think of Bare Knuckle MMA,” wrote Masvidal, who included footage from his early days as a street fighter. “That’s right no gloves same rules and the first fight will be in Miami on June 25.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jorge Masvidal (@gamebredfighter) Anuel will outfit fighters for the promotion’s June 25 debut in Miami. The event’s venue was not announced. Masvidal’s show joins a growing field of bare-knuckle promoters, including Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, which has run several bare-knuckle boxing events in the state. On Saturday, the “BMF” champion returns to the octagon nine months after suffering a lopsided decision loss to Usman in a short-notice title shot at UFC 251.

Jorge Masvidal announces new bare-knuckle MMA promotion
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“BMF” champion and UFC 261 title challenger Jorge Masvidal is getting into the fight business as a promoter, and he’s jumping into the bare-knuckle craze.

Before the UFC 261 press conference featuring his rematch with welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, Masvidal announced his new promotion, which pairs him with hip-hop artist Anuel AA for a bare-knuckle MMA event.

“[Anuel AA and I] have teamed up to bring you the most vicious fights we could think of Bare Knuckle MMA,” wrote Masvidal, who included footage from his early days as a street fighter. “That’s right no gloves same rules and the first fight will be in Miami on June 25.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Jorge Masvidal (@gamebredfighter)

Anuel will outfit fighters for the promotion’s June 25 debut in Miami. The event’s venue was not announced.

Masvidal’s show joins a growing field of bare-knuckle promoters, including Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, which has run several bare-knuckle boxing events in the state.

On Saturday, the “BMF” champion returns to the octagon nine months after suffering a lopsided decision loss to Usman in a short-notice title shot at UFC 251.

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