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BKFC Welterweight Champion Gorjan Slaveski Stripped of Title Due to Fight Acceptance Breach

The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship delivered a jolt to the fighting world by announcing the stripping of Gorjan Slaveski's welterweight title due to his acceptance of a fight outside the organization without prior clearance.

In a statement released on Thursday, BKFC President David Feldman expressed disappointment over Slaveski's decision, highlighting the breach of protocol by accepting a bout without seeking the organization's approval. Slaveski's impending matchup against Brandon Jenkins on the Karate Combat 43 card headlined by Anthony Pettis vs. Benson Henderson is the catalyst behind this consequential move.

"Unfortunately, Gorjan accepted a fight outside the organization without our approval which resulted in BKFC stripping him of his welterweight title," Feldman remarked, signaling the severity of the violation and its consequences.

Slaveski's tenure with BKFC has been nothing short of impressive, showcasing his prowess with a flawless 6-0 record, securing four wins via knockout. His most recent triumph was clinching the BKFC welterweight title in August, marked by a unanimous decision victory over UFC and Bellator veteran Jake Lindsey.

The abrupt stripping of Slaveski's title comes as a surprise, leaving the BKFC with a vacant welterweight championship. Despite his past accomplishments, BKFC remains firm in its stance, prepared to move forward and crown a new welterweight champion in the forthcoming year of 2024.

This unexpected turn of events has left the fighting community speculating about the potential contenders vying for the vacant title and the landscape of the welterweight division in BKFC. The focus now shifts to the organization's forthcoming announcement regarding the path toward a new champion.


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