VBK 2: Huge success

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (November 1, 2023) — Valor Bare Knuckle (VBK), — the only promotion in the world of true bare-knuckle boxing — celebrated yet another successful event, VBK2, at the University of North Florida (UNF) Center in Jacksonville, Florida, this past Friday. MMA Hall of Famer, Ken Shamrock, and co-founder Matty Miranda are excited to share their vision for the sport’s future and report on the sensational knockouts that true bare-knuckle fighting brings to Valor’s unique Bout Circle.

VBK2 showcased the electrifying, raw nature of true bare-knuckle boxing, drawing in fight fans and supporters from all around the world. The event featured a stacked card of combatants eager to prove their mettle in the Valor Bare Knuckle Bout Circle.


Ken Shamrock, a legendary figure in MMA, said, “VBK2 was a testament to the undeniable appeal of true bare-knuckle fighting. There’s something unique about the raw power and determination that fighters bring to the Bout Circle. The incredible energy and sensational knockouts are unlike anything else in combat sports. No ring, no gloves, no clinches, just gladiators with true bare knuckles; that resulted in 11 KOs in 12 fights. Our fighters did a great job!”

Matty Miranda, CEO of Valor Sports and Entertainment, added, “Our vision for VBK is to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in combat sports. True bare-knuckle fighting is the most exciting form of combat sports, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this revolution. Boxing will remain a timeless sport, but the fans have lost interest in recent times. The disappointment often experienced by fans when ordering a major PPV fight due to lackluster engagement, fighters evading true combat, and excessive clinching led us to conceive Valor’s Bout Circle.  Combined with Valor’s unique ruleset as set by Ken Shamrock, we tried to deliver real contact, real action and intensity for each second in each bout. The results stand for themselves. By every measurement metric, Valor’s true bare knuckle bouts will change the way combat sports are judged by fans. We delivered!”


Valor Bare Knuckle is dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience for both fighters and fans, focusing on the purity and intensity of true bare-knuckle boxing. As each event returns, the organization aims to redefine the boundaries of the sport, delivering unparalleled action and excitement. With VBK3 currently in the works, Valor Bare Knuckle is confident that the most exciting moments are still ahead, with a lineup of thrilling events on the horizon for our growing global fanbase.