Former world champion boxer Ishe Smith (0-0), fighting out of Las Vegas, will make his bare-knuckle debut in a 160 lb. bout against Estevan Payan (1-0) and JC Llamas will square off against Mike Richman (1-0) in a 170 lb. match.
The event will also have a one-night heavyweight tournament (206 – 265 lbs.). Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (0-0) vs. “Mighty Mo” Siliga (0-0) and Jack May vs. Mark Godbeer as the starting brackets; James McSweeney (0-0) and Brian Heden (0-0) are tournament alternates.
Four Dakotans will kick off VBK: 1 in the first two fights of the night. In a starting non-televised heavyweight preliminary, Chris Jensen (0-0), hailing from Waterford, North Dakota takes on John Carmona (0-0) from Fargo, North Dakota. Dane Sayers (0-0) also from Fargo, fights Brookings South Dakotan Joshua Dyer (0-0) in a 185 lb. preliminary bout.