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BKFC 6 fighters will wear gloves, but it ‘will have knuckles exposed’ according to Florida commission

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BKFC 6 will feature one of the most unique and, perhaps, useless striking gloves of all time.

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BKFC 6 will combined traditional striking gloves with a bare knuckle flair.

The Florida State Boxing Commission’s Communications requires all fighters to wear some sort of glove. There is no requirement, however, on the design of the glove. The commission's director explained how BKFC in Tampa, Florida would operate in a statement published by Adam LeBarr.

“The statute does not require the glove looks a certain way or even cover the knuckle. All the statue requires is the glove be a certain way, be sanitary and in good condition,” the statement read. “The executive director of the Florida State Boxing Commission has the discretion to approve all equipment, including gloves. Accordingly, the commission has approved a glove for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship that leaves the knuckles exposed.”

“It (the glove) will have knuckles exposed,” the director assured.

BKFC 6 will be headlined by a grudge match between WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov. The co-main event boasts TUF alum Chris Leben vs. Bellator veteran Brennan Ward.