David Feldman Announces NFT and AR Experience for BKFC 19: Vanzant vs. Ostovich 2 – Live Friday, July 23
MIAMI – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) today announced it has entered into the NFT (Non-Fungible Token) arena offering combat sports fans a chance to win a backstage experience that includes an official walkout during BKFC 19: VANZANT vs. OSTOVICH 2 in Tampa, Florida live from the Florida State Fairgrounds on Friday, July 23.
“We are constantly exploring new ways for fans to experience bare knuckle, so we are introducing an NFT offering for BKFC 19 on July 23 that blends virtual reality with all the real-time, live fighting action in the BKFC ring,” said David Feldman, BKFC president.
BKFC 19: VANZANT VS OSTOVICH 2 takes place Friday, July 23 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT for $39.99 and is available for purchase on FITE TV at FITE.tv/Watch/BKFC 19 or with your current BKTV Digital Subscription at bareknuckle.tv/subscribe.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is known throughout the world for reviving the boxing rules in which fighters compete bare-knuckled. With each event, the sport is surging in popularity. In 2019, the organization matched former UFC fighters Jason Knight and Artem Lobov, and on Friday, July 23, BKFC brings back the ultra-popular powerhouse striker Paige Vanzant for an epic rematch with Rachael Ostovich. The pair last fought in MMA, with Vanzant winning via second round submission.
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Also at BFKC 19, fighters will square off for a brand new kind of showdown, one that takes place on the blockchain through an NFT and virtual reality experience –- with some lucky fans winning a chance to view the entire event backstage and do the walk out with a fighter.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship NFT Offering
As part of its first NFT offering, BKFC fans can purchase a virtual NFT streaming pack. However, out of those that purchase the virtual NFT streaming pack, eight (8) winners who buy the streaming pack will be selected for an all-expense-paid trip to Tampa, Florida, to watch the event from backstage and walk out with one of eight featured fighters.
In addition to the live stream virtualization pass, fans will be awarded a limited edition NFT of their favorite fighters backstage & walkout experience to keep on the blockchain forever. The NFT token will be airdropped after the event. The token includes the complete capture of the backstage and walkout experiences through a virtualized AR experience.
Some of the notable fighters on the card for BKFC 19 include:
● Paige Vanzant (IG: @paigevanzant | TikTok: @akickasslovestory)
● Rachael Osotovich (IG: (@rachaelostovich)
● Blueface (IG: @bluefasebleedem | TikTok: @bluefacebleedem)
● Kane Trujillo (IG: @kanetrujillo | TikTok: @kane)
● Dakota Olave (IG: @dakotaolave | TikTok: @dakotaolave)
● Evil Hero (IG: @evilheroyt |TikTok: @evilheroyt)
● Nick Ireland (IG: @nickireland99 | TikTok: @nickireland99)
● DK Money (IG: @dkmoneyy | TikTok: @dkmoney.y)
The eight backstage & walkout experiences will be randomly selected via smart contracts for this first-ever offering by BKFC. This NFT backstage walkout experience will be history in the making for fight sports fans around the world.
In addition, BKFC will offer a majority of these fighters inside of an Augmented Reality metaverse as a part of the fighting world’s first-ever AR metaverse experience on the blockchain before the July 23 event in Tampa, FL.
Fight fans of BKFC will be able to enter a real 3D metaverse and purchase an augmented reality avatar of their favorite fighter to have forever. This will allow the fans to experience meeting their favorite fighters in a virtual way that has never been done in any combat sport ever before.
NFT Token Scarcity
The NFT collectibles awarded to walkout experience participants will be randomized by scarcity across three levels:
● GOLD (Rare)
● SILVER (Scare)
● BRONZE (Common)
The tokens that are minted will be eligible for a secondary sale across other markets.
The Binance Smart Chain (BSC) will play host to this exciting opportunity on the FOMO LABS NFT marketplace, The Avenue. The most exciting part about this opportunity for fans is that they will be able to purchase these NFT’s with credit cards and will require zero knowledge of cryptocurrency to be involved.