Cheyenne to host first legal bare knuckle fighting event since 1880's

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Laramie, Wyo. - The Capitol City will host the first legal and sanctioned bare knuckle fighting event held in the United States since the 1880's.

"It was such a struggle to get this going because nobody really knows what it is because they haven't seen it in 130 years," said David Feldman, President of a Philadelphia-based Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

Feldman continued, "But now they are going to know what it is - it's a great sport and a great night of entertainment and some great athletes and people will have a lot of fun."

Professional fighters from boxing, MMA, UFC and Bellator will be fighting at the event, including Wyoming athletes who will be featured on the card.

The event will take place at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center on June 2nd.

The Bare Knuckle Championships will be broadcast on Pay Per View and live across the U.S and Canada.

Tickets are available starting at $50 at www.bareknuckle.tv