Bare Knuckle Fighting has been compared to street fighting but the the only difference between them is that there are rules in BKF.
Professional bare-knuckle fighting was never legal under any federal or state laws in the United States. Until Wyoming became the first to legalize the sport on March 20, 2018. Mississippi and New Hampshire have it legal now, but its been said that five more states are expected to make this sport legal in the next six months.
One recent state that made Bare Knuckle Fighting legal is New Mexico. According to the post below from Isidro Castillo owner of School of Hard Knocks Promotion posted on Facebook; he states that this past Tuesday (4/9/2019) the New Mexico State Athletic Commission (NMAC) gave him the green light.
This is huge milestone for the state of New Mexico. This year alone we’ve had major promotions who came and are coming to New Mexico in the near future. MMA promotion Legacy Fighting Alliance was here earlier this year. Muay Thai promotion Lion Fight Promotions is scheduled to bring their evebt on April 20th. Mexican MMA promotion Combate Americas is scheduled on June 28th.
No word yet when the first Bare Knuckle Fighting event will take place or venue here in New Mexico. School of Hard Knocks Promotion is still in the process in implementing the rules into by-laws for the New Mexico State Athletic Commission (NMAC).
Stay tuned to FightBookMMA for more upcoming news about this event.