Felice Herrig Signs With Bare-Knuckle Boxing Promotion Following MMA Retirement

Felice Herrig has retired from MMA, but her career as a combat sports fighter has yet to come to a close.

News broke Tuesday that Herrig signed a contract with bare-knuckle boxing promotion BKFC. This news comes only weeks after she announced her retirement from MMA.

Herrig, 37, fought in MMA from 2009 to 2022, attaining 14 wins through 24 pro appearances in that time. She first joined the UFC roster in 2014, and at one point went on a run of four consecutive wins.

Herrig announced her retirement from the sport in June after losing in a rematch to Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The loss, which came via second-round rear naked choke, was Herrig’s fourth consecutive defeat in the sport.

The list of former UFC fighters turned BKFC competitors continues to grow. John Dodson, Ben Rothwell, Mike Perry and Chad Mendes have all inked contracts with them over the past year.

The exact date for Herrig’s BKFC debut is not known at the moment.

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