Hard Rock Live, Entertainment & Nightlife
May 22, 2023

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 45 is Coming to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets On Sale Now

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 45 is coming to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m.  

Tickets are on sale now and start at $36. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.myhrl.com. Doors open half an hour before show time. Additional fees may apply.

BKFC-45 is headlined by an outstanding Lightweight World Championship battle between champion and No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound, Luis “El Baboon” Palomino (8-0) of Miami and No. 1 Ranked World Title Challenger James “Lights Out” Lilley, (7-0-1) of Swansea, Wales.

A two-division BKFC World Champion, Peruvian-born Palomino is among the most popular fighters drawing record-setting crowds to his previous fights at Hard Rock Live. Winning the Lightweight World Title against Isaac Valle-Flagg at BKFC-11, the all-action Palomino has recorded five defenses, most recently against Tom Shoaff at BKFC 24. His prior title defenses came against Martin Brown (KnnuckleMAnia 2), Dat Nguyen (BKFC-22), Tyler Goodjohn (BKFC-18), and Jim Alers (BKFC-14). Palomino defeated Elvin Brito at BKFC-26 for the BKFC Welterweight World Championship; however, that title is not being contested at BKFC-45.

Since his bare-knuckle debut in 2018, the heavy-handed Lilley has become a can’t-miss attraction with stunning knockouts amongst his undefeated record. Most recently, the aggressive Welshman knocked out top contender, Bobby Taylor in the third round at BKFC-36. Previously, he won a dominant decision over Tyler Goodjohn at BKFC-27 and knocked out Adam Pellerano in the first round at BKFC-38.




About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is South Florida’s premier entertainment venue. An investment of more than $125 million, the 7,000-person capacity indoor venue features clamshell-style seating, offering guests an intimate experience. Hard Rock Live ranked No. 5 worldwide in 2022 gross revenue for both Pollstar Magazine and Billboard in its respective categories. Designed by Scéno Plus, the 225,000-square-foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art, in-house sound and lighting, large HD viewing screens and mobile-stage technology. With its advanced capabilities, Hard Rock Live can support some of the entertainment industry’s biggest performers, as well as nationally and internationally televised awards shows, sporting events and more. A-list entertainers to perform at Hard Rock Live include The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, and Dave Chappelle, among others.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship-integrated resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion in 2019, highlighting the debut of the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. Between three hotel towers, the resort boasts 1,271 luxury guestrooms. Amenities include a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; an 18-acre recreational water experience; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 20 food and beverage outlets; an expansive gaming floor with more than 2,700 slots, more than 200 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. Hard Rock Live, ranked No. 5 worldwide in 2022 gross revenue for both Pollstar Magazine and Billboard in its respective categories, highlights A-list entertainers and performers, sporting events and live broadcast productions in an intimate 7,000-person capacity setting. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at casino.hardrock.com/hollywood call (800) 937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.