BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez to Undergo Surgery, Out Indefinitely from Competition

BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez to Undergo Surgery, Out Indefinitely from Competition

Monica “Phenomamom” Medina will now face Jessica Link at BYB 13 Tampa Brawl for it All.

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme announced today that BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Jarez will require surgery and will be out of action indefinitely. Juarez was scheduled to defend her BYB title and the Police Gazette Diamond Belt in a rematch against Monica Medina at BYB 13 Tampa Brawl for it All on November 19.  The two had faced off this past August in Biloxi with Juarez emerging with a 7-round split decision.  

Instead, matchmaker Mel Valenzuela has announced that Medina will face Jessica Link at BYB 13.

Said Medina, “While I was looking forward to the rematch against Paty, I want to beat her at her best.  I wish her a speedy recovery.  I commend Jessica for taking the match on late notice, but she’s not going to stand in the way of my ultimate goal, which is winning gold and proving myself the woman to beat in BYB.”

BYB 13 will feature a pair of high profile title matches. BYB’s Desmond Green will take on BKB’s Scott McHugh for both the BYB Middleweight title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt. Tony Lopez, undefeated in the Trigon, makes his first heavyweight title defense as he takes on challenger DJ Linderman

To buy tickets, visit bybtickets.com.  The event will be broadcast live and exclusively on the Stadium App and WatchStadium.com, with prime time, multi-night replays to air on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms. To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

ABOUT BYB

Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, whose backyard fights gained worldwide popularity online, BYB was founded to harness the excitement of bare knuckle boxing into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle boxing on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida and London, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle boxing. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

ABOUT STADIUM

Stadium is the original OTT (Over-The-Top) sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.

BYB to Host First Ever Bare Knuckle Fighting Event in South Carolina on Friday, December 9, 2022

BYB to Host First Ever Bare Knuckle Fighting Event in South Carolina on Friday, December 9, 2022

Rock Hill, SC – Earlier this week, BYB CEO Gregory Bloom met with the South Carolina Athletic Commission who subsequently legalized bare knuckle fighting in the State of South Carolina.  Today, Bloom announced that BYB will host the state’s first ever bare knuckle fighting event on Friday, December 9 at the Rock Hill Sports & Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 

Bloom had this to say about the Commission’s decision and forthcoming BYB event: 

“Since taking on a leadership role with BYB, my primary focus has been working with commissions throughout the country in an effort to sanction the sport nationwide, showcasing bare knuckle’s merits and educating leaders about its safety and benefits. I commend the South Carolina Athletic Commission on its groundbreaking decision. 

BYB is the originator of bare knuckle fighting in the US and it is fitting that BYB opens the market with one of our world class shows.  Fans are in for a treat, and we look forward to a longstanding series of fights in the state and, ultimately, the region.” 

He added, “Additionally I’d like to thank Kosmas Livanos and Global Legion FC, the number one boxing and MMA promotional company in the region for playing a critical role in assisting the meeting of the minds between BYB and the South Carolina Commission to get this historical achievement accomplished.”

ABOUT BYB

Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, whose backyard fights gained worldwide popularity online, BYB was founded to harness the excitement of bare knuckle fighting into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle fighting on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida and London, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle fighting. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

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Bare Knuckle Fighting Pioneer Dada 5000 Makes Return to the Trigon

Bare Knuckle Fighting Pioneer Dada 5000 Makes Return to the Trigon

Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris will face off in a special attraction match on November 19 at BYB 13 Tampa Brawl for it All at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme announced today that company co-founder and bare knuckle fighting pioneer Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris will make a return to the ring in the patented mighty Trigon on November 19, 2022 at BYB 13 Tampa Brawl for it All at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Harris has done and seen it all in the fight world. His organized backyard events at the world-famous Greenhouse in West Perrine attracted notoriety throughout South Florida before going viral online and making him a household name. That success, along with his business savvy and creative vision, lead to, among other things, his co-founding BYB Extreme Fighting Series, being the subject of the blockbuster Netflix documentary Dawg Fight, and headlining Bellator 149 in what would be the promotion’s most watched event.

The November 19 heavyweight bare knuckle matchup against Matt Strickland, marks Harris’ first in-ring action since 2016.

On his return:

“I have a lot left inside of me and can be a breath of fresh air to what has become a very stale fight game. I’m one of the last of that original breed of modern mixed martial artists.  I’m recognizable and people identify with what they are familiar with. I want to do this for the fans as much as for myself.”

On being in the best shape of his life:

“I work out 2-3 hours a day in the gym, can bench press 225 pounds 30 times with ease, and I can go out and run a 4.4/4.5 40-yard dash. More importantly, my body hasn’t taken the bumps alot of fighters my size and age have. I have low miles and with little damage.”

On his debut in the Trigon:

“I am a smart fighter.  I make a game plan and then I go out and execute it.  The Trigon plays right into my style.  I can cut the ring off and use it to my benefit.  The fight is easy.  We start close and when I come out with my power, there’s nowhere to go.”

BYB 13’s lineup features a trio of title matches. BYB’s Desmond Green will take on BKB’s Scott McHugh for both the BYB Middleweight title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt.  BYB Champion Paty Juarez and Tampa’s Monica Medina will face off in a rematch for the BYB Women’s Lightweight Title and Police Gazette women’s 135 Diamond Belt. Tony Lopez, undefeated in the Trigon, makes his first heavyweight title defense as he takes on challenger DJ Linderman.

To buy tickets, visit bybtickets.com.  The event will be broadcast live and exclusively on the Stadium App and WatchStadium.com, with prime time, multi-night replays to air on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms. To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

ABOUT BYB

Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, whose backyard fights gained worldwide popularity online, BYB was founded to harness the excitement of bare knuckle boxing into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle boxing on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida and London, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle boxing. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

ABOUT STADIUM

Stadium is the original OTT (Over-The-Top) sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.

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BYB Announces Signing of Toby”2 Quick” Misech to Multi-Fight Deal

BYB Announces Signing of Toby “2 Quick” Misech to Multi-Fight Deal

Former UFC and Bellator featherweight returns to the mighty Trigon at November 19th’s BYB 13 Tampa Brawl for it All

Miami, FL – Fresh off its UK debut, matchmaker Mel Valenzuela announced today the signing of Toby Misech to a multi-fight deal with BYB Extreme. Misech made an impressive bare knuckle debut at this past March at BYB 9, losing by fourth-round knockout to current BYB welterweight champion Seth Shaffer. Misech will return to the patented mighty Trigon on November 19th at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa against Julio Tanori, and is already eyeing a grudge-match against Shaffer.

Said Misech, “It feels great to get signed by BYB. It gives me a new drive. My last BYB fight, I was doing a mixture of boxing and MMA. Now, my focus is on point and locked in – I’m strictly focused on bare knuckle for this upcoming fight.”

He added, “I’ve won titles in MMA and now it’s time to win a bare knuckle title. You best believe I’m coming for a rematch [with Shaffer].”

“He has to earn it first,” responded Shaffer.

Misech is the latest in a strong group of fighters signed by BYB. Earlier this year, BYB announced that it signed BYB Heavyweight Champion Tony Lopez, Lorawnt-T “Smash” Nelson, Monica Medina, Miranda Barber, Chad Kelly, Mark “The Shark” Irwin, Sonya Dreiling, Mumia Abu Dey Ali, Cubb Hawkins, and Jamie Driver to multi-fight deals.

Said Valenzuela, “I’m excited to have Toby join our already-talented roster of fighters.  His pedigree stacks up against anyone in the sport. As a matchmaker, our signings, a combination of established talent and homegrown stars, has given me the ability to continue to put together the best match-ups in bare knuckle.  I challenge you to find better fights anywhere.”

BYB 13’s lineup features a trio of title matches. BYB’s Desmond Green will take on BKB’s Scott McHugh for both the BYB Middleweight title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt.  BYB Champion Paty Juarez and Tampa’s Monica Medina will face off in a rematch for the BYB Women’s Lightweight Title and Police Gazette women’s 135 Diamond Belt. Tony Lopez, undefeated in the Trigon, makes his first heavyweight title defense as he takes on challenger DJ Linderman

To buy tickets, visit bybtickets.com.  The event will be broadcast live and exclusively on the Stadium App and WatchStadium.com, with prime time, multi-night replays to air on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms. To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

ABOUT BYB

Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, whose backyard fights gained worldwide popularity online, BYB was founded to harness the excitement of bare knuckle boxing into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle boxing on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida and London, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle boxing. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

ABOUT STADIUM

Stadium is the original OTT (Over-The-Top) sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.

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BYB 12: London Brawl Official Results

Pair of Title Bouts Headlined BYB’s Historic UK Debut at BYB12 London Brawl on Sunday Evening
Seth Shaffer wins BYB Welterweight Champion stopping Carlos Guerra with a 2nd round KO ; Jozette Cotton holds off Miranda Barber to win by unanimous Decision.

BYB 12 London Brawl: Official Weights and Photos

WELTERWEIGHT
For BYB and Police Gazette Diamond belts
Carlos Guerra (BYB) Fighting Out of Mexico City, Mexico 144
Seth Shaffer (BYB) Fighting Out of Canton, Ohio, USA 143

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
For BYB and Police Gazette Diamond belts
Jozette Cotton (BYB) Fighting Out of Omaha, NE, USA 150
Miranda Barber (BYB) Fighting Out of Boca Raton FL, by way of Lansing MI, USA 150

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
Nathan Decastro (BKB) Fighting Out of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK 165
Lorawnt Nelson (BYB) Fighting Out of Aspen, CO by way of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 164

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
Jack McLean (BKB) Fighting Out of Croydon, South London, UK 161
Robert Serna (BYB) Fighting Out of Beeville, Texas, USA 163

CURISERWEIGHT
Leo Pla (BYB) Fighting Out of Parker, CO, USA 192
Brandon Johnson (BYB) Fighting Out of Portage IN, by way of Lake Charles LA, USA 198

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT
Ionel Levitchi (BKB) Fighting Out of Bucharest, Romania 165
JD Burns (BYB) Fighting Out of Lakewood, Washington, USA 163

CRUISERWEIGHT
Stuart Maddox (BKB) Fighting Out of Preston, Lancashire, UK 190
Darren Godfrey (BKB) Fighting Out of Bristol, UK 191

WELTERWEIGHT
Harvey Dossett (BKB) Fighting Out of Kingston Upon Thames, UK 147
Jonny Jones (BKB) Fighting Out of Nantymoel, Wales, UK 147

HEAVYWEIGHT
Stanlee Wilson (BKB) Fighting Out of Slough, Berkshire, UK 254
Jody Meikle (BKB) Fighting Out of Newquay, Cornwall, UK 249

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Sonya Dreiling (BYB) Fighting Out of Crossville AL, by way of Greely CO, USA  147
Jamie Driver (BYB) Fighting Out of Pennington NJ, USA 156

CRUISERWEIGHT
Matthew Moore (BKB) Fighting Out of Carlow, Ireland 192
Sam Wall (BKB) Fighting Out of Hooks Norton, Oxfordshire, UK 183

HEAVYWEIGHT
Szymon Szynkiewizc (BKB) Fighting Out of Slupsk, Poland 222
Eric Olsen (BKB) Fighting Out of Long Island, New York, USA 232

BYB 12: London Brawl will take place live at the Indigo at the O2 in association with its bare knuckle alliance partner BKB on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 PM BST (10 AM ET).  Tickets are available at bybtickets.com.  The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms.  To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

The October 16 card will feature a series of BYB vs. BYB matchups, as well as BKB vs. BKB and BYB vs. BKB cross-promotional bouts. Over a dozen fights are slated for the card including the main event for both the BYB Welterweight Title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt between Carlos “El Diamante” Guerra and Seth “The Body Snatcher” Shaffer.   Both bare knuckle brawlers are undefeated in the division. 

For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

BYB to Make History This Sunday at the Indigo at the O2 in London

BYB to Make History This Sunday at the Indigo at the O2 in London

October 16’s BYB 12 London Brawl will feature the first professional women’s bare knuckle fights in UK History, including the country’s first professional women’s title fight.

London, UK – As BYB Extreme makes its UK debut on Sunday, October 16 at the Indigo at the O2, it will also make combat sports history by featuring a pair of professional women’s bare knuckle fights – the first (and second) in UK’s history.  

On the card, Jozette Cotton (Omaha, NE) and Miranda “She Hulk” Barber (Boca Raton, FL by way of Lansing, MI) will face off for the inaugural BYB Women’s Welterweight title and the Police Gazette Diamond Belt – the first women’s bare knuckle championship fight in the UK.  

In the undercard,  Jamie Driver (Boca Raton, FL by way of Pennington, NJ) and Sonya Dreilling (Albertville, AL by way of Greeley, CO).

Over the past year, BYB has put an emphasis on signing high-quality female talent to the promotion and featuring them in high-profile matches on BYB cards.

Said matchmaker Mel Valenzuela, “While other promotions see women matchups as afterthoughts, or worse, sign novice fighters in exchange for their large social followings or superficial appearance, we have built a roster of championship-caliber fighters worthy of headlining our cards.”

In addition to making UK history, Valenzuela points out that champion Paty Juarez, the first-ever champion in BYB history, and Monica “Phenomemom” Medina previously headlined a card this past May in Biloxi, and will once again do so next month at BYB 13 in November.  “Pink Tyson” Kallia Kourouni and Jessica Link headlined August’s BYB 11 Brawl in Doral.  This past year, BYB brought on Jewlz Grey as Women’s Division Coordinator to further strengthen and develop the female roster and matchups. 

Said Grey, “BYB is fully committed to putting on the best fights in not just bare knuckle, but all of combat sports.  No gimmicks. No shortcuts. Man, woman, if you can fight, we want you to do so in the Trigon against someone equally as skilled and hungry.”

BYB 12: London Brawl will take place live at the Indigo at the O2 in association with its bare knuckle alliance partner BKB on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 PM BST (10 AM ET).  Tickets are available at bybtickets.com.  The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms.  To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

The October 16 card will feature a series of BYB vs. BYB matchups, as well as BKB vs. BKB and BYB vs. BKB cross-promotional bouts. Over a dozen fights are slated for the card including the main event for both the BYB Welterweight Title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt between Carlos “El Diamante” Guerra and Seth “The Body Snatcher” Shaffer.   Both bare knuckle brawlers are undefeated in the division. 

For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

ABOUT STADIUM

Stadium is the original OTT (Over-The-Top) sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.

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BYB 12: London Brawl Public and Media Weigh-In Information

For Immediate Release: October 6, 2022

Contact: Don Povia

dpovia@bybextreme.com

BYB 12: London Brawl Public and Media Weigh-In Information

BYB to hold a live public weigh-in for media and fans with hosts Paulie Malignaggi and Mike Goldberg, with interview and meet and greet opportunities with fighters and hosts/watch party for the Saturday night card at the O2.

BYB Extreme makes its bare knuckle debut in the UK featuring 12 hard-hitting fights featuring both BYB and BKB brawlers.  Fans and press are welcome to join and interact with your favorite fighters and personalities on Saturday, October 15 right near the venue at All Bar One Greenwich.  Media can RSVP at bybextreme.com/byb12media.

WHAT:            BYB 12: London Brawl Public Weigh-In and Press Conference

WHERE:         All Bar One Greenwich at the O2, Unit 2 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

WHEN:            Saturday, October 15, 2022, 4 PM BST

WHO:              BYB Extreme with Hosts Paulie Malignaggi and Mike Goldberg

US fans can tune-in at the BYB YouTube Channel: youtube.com/bybextreme.

London, UK – BYB 12: London Brawl will take place live at the Indigo at the O2 in association with its bare knuckle alliance partner BKB on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3 PM BST (10 AM ET).  Tickets are available at bybtickets.com.  The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms.  To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

This past November, the US-based BYB and UK-based BKB announced a talent exchange that culminated in a series of high-intensity, cross-promotional bouts at each of the organizations’ past several shows. October 16 marks the first standalone show by either promotion in the other’s backyard.

The October 16 card will feature a series of BYB vs. BYB matchups, as well as BKB vs. BKB and BYB vs. BKB cross-promotional bouts. Over a dozen fights are slated for the card including the main event for both the BYB Welterweight Title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt between Carlos “El Diamante” Guerra and Seth “The Body Snatcher” Shaffer.  Both bare knuckle brawlers are undefeated in the division. Jozette Cotton and Miranda “She Hulk” Barber

will face off for the inaugural BYB Women’s Super Welterweight title and the Police Gazette Diamond Belt – the first women’s bare knuckle championship fight in the UK.

For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.

ABOUT STADIUM

Stadium is the original OTT (Over-The-Top) sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.

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