Felice Herrig Signs With BKFC Weeks After UFC Retirement

Ex-UFC star Felice Herrig has signed with BKFC weeks after retiring from MMA.

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Recently retired UFC star Felice Herrig has signed with Bare-Knuckle FC just weeks after retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

Felcie Herrig inks deal with BKFC

The BKFC women’s division just got a lot more interesting. The promotion announced to MMA Junkie that Herrig has signed a multi-fight deal with them.

No debut date or opponent has been confirmed for Herrig as of this writing.

“BKFC is very excited to announce this major signing today,” said BKFC president David Feldman. “Felice was one of UFC’s most popular fighters during her eight years with the company and now sees an opportunity to succeed in bare-knuckle fighting.

“We have a wealth of talented and tough female fighters and look forward to watching her compete in the squared circle.”

Herrig began her professional fighting career back in 2005 as a kickboxer. She then began competing in MMA in 2019. 

After competing for promotions such as Bellator, Invicta, and XFC, Herrig signed with the UFC in 2014. 

Despite becoming one of the more notable names in the UFC’s women’s division, Herrig was never able to land a shot at UFC gold. She ended her career on a four-fight losing streak.

Her last contest took place against former UFC women’s strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC Fight Night last month.

Herrig was submitted in the second round. Now, she’ll embark on a new career with BKFC, with a roster that includes names such as Bec Rawlings, Paige VanZant, and so many more.

Published on July 5, 2022 at 4:32 pm
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