BKFC Thailand and Bitkub Digitize Iconic Moments Through NFTs

The fast-growing bare knuckle fighting organization BKFC Thailand and Bitkub Blockchain Technology, Bitkub chain developer and blockchain total solution provider, have this week signed a MOU agreement and announced a new non-fungible token (NFT) collection that digitizes the most iconic moments in BKFC history, implementing blockchain technology.

BKFC is a globally renowned name in combat sports, pulling in a huge following in the US and Europe in recent times, through staging consistently entertaining, action-packed bare knuckle fighting events. BKFC President and CEO Dave Feldman has worked tirelessly to legitimise the sport since 2011 and change many people’s perceptions that it is barbaric.

In Thailand, BKFC is operated by former MMA Champion Nick Chapman and his business partner Vathanai Vathanakul, President of Royal Cliff Hotel Group. Both are committed to helping BKFC Thailand emerge as one of the largest combat sports events within Asia.

BKFC Thailand’s Unique NFTs Are Minted on the Bitkub Blockchain

Since launching at the end of last year, BKFC Thailand has gone from strength to strength. They have been in the news recently following confirmation that Buakaw Banchamek, the celebrated Muay Thai champion and Thai national hero, would be fighting on September 3rd at BKFC 3, news which was the talk of Tuesday’s MOU ceremony at Bitkub M Social.

At the top of this article, our main picture shows from left to right: Passakorn Pannok, CEO of Bitkub Blockchain Technology, Jirayut “Topp” Srupsrisopa, Founder and Group CEO of Bitkub Capital Group Holdings, Khun Nick, and Khun Vathanai, in attendance yesterday.

In simple terms, the minting of an NFT refers to converting digital files into cryptocurrency collections or digital assets saved on the blockchain (a blockchain is a ledger that records digital information). The digital items or files will be stored in a decentralized database or immutable register and cannot be edited, modified, or deleted to ensure their security.

Fans wishing to collect video and photographic highlights from BKFC Thailand history will be able to do so when their NFT store goes online this Friday, bringing them closer to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Squared Circle than ever before. Digital collectibles and tech-enabled merchandise, such as the training gloves seen above, will be released.

Only 10 pairs of the Yuth Sport Gear gloves have been made and they are the first of their kind in the world. Smartphone users can scan a small logo on the gloves, which connects to BKFC Thailand’s merchandise store so owners can register for authenticity certificates.

The special NFT collection shall feature common, rare and ultra NFTs, mainly dedicated in the initial phase to the living legend Buakaw, who has also signed the training gloves that we have mentioned as has his opponent in September, Erkan Varol. Shorts with the same tech spec as the gloves will also be on offer, powered by Bitkub’s blockchain technology.

The Legend Buakaw To Fight at BKFC Thailand 3: Moment of Truth

Hailing from Surin province, Buakaw, 40, started fighting when he was eight years old and won his first international kickboxing tournament in 2004 in Tokyo. The two-time K-1 World MAX champion is one of Thailand’s greatest ever sportsmen, considered to be among the best Muay Thai fighters of all time – his 240-24-12 record includes 73 wins by stoppage.

Saturday, September 3rd will see Buakaw, meaning “White Lotus” in Thai, make his BKFC Thailand promotional debut when he comes up against the Turkish kickboxer Erkan Varol at Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, which has recently been completely renovated. The Muay Thai institution first opened in 1945 and is one of the world’s top boxing stadiums.

BKFC Thailand fights encompass a traditional bare knuckle boxing style while following a specifically-created set of rules that emphasize the half Thai clinch, with punching strikes allowed inside the clinch. Buakaw’s first-ever bare knuckle fight is certain to be thrilling.

BKFC and Bitkub Ready To Shake Up the Combat Sports Industry

Fight fans in the Kingdom and all over the world have been massively impressed by BKFC Thailand, ever since their inaugural event in December of last year. With the winning team of Nick Chapman and Vathanai Vathanakul at the helm the organization is well-positioned to become a household name in this country, just as Bitkub have gone on to accomplish.

For further details on BFKC Thailand 3: Moment of Truth, featuring a stacked undercard as well as Buakaw’s highly-anticipated bout, see: or if you would like to check out their NFT store powered by Bitkub, visit:

You can also download the BKFC App for all of the latest bare knuckle news and to watch Buakaw make his BKFC debut. It is on the App Store, along with the Google Play store.