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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BYB Announces Three Title Fights to Headline BYB 13: Tampa Brawl for it All on Saturday, November 19 at the Florida State Fairgrounds

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2022
Contact: Don Povia
dpovia@bybextreme.com 

BYB Announces Three Title Fights to Headline BYB 13: Tampa Brawl for it All on Saturday, November 19 at the Florida State Fairgrounds

BYB’s Desmond Green to take on BKB’s Scott McHugh for both the BYB Middleweight title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt. 

 Champion Paty Juarez and Tampa’s Monica Medina 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.

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme Fighting Series matchmaker Mel Valenzuela announced today that three premier matchups will headline November 19’s BYB 13: Tampa Brawl for it All card at the Florida State Fairgrounds. 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.

BYB’s Desmond Green will take on BKB’s Scott McHugh for both the BYB Middleweight title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt.  McHugh, a BKB champion, would hold three world titles should he emerge victorious from the Mighty Trigon. The undefeated Green was scheduled to compete for the title at BYB 11 Brawl in Doral, but a mysterious, last-minute injury forced his opponent to withdraw.

“Things have a way of working themselves out,” said Valenzuela. “By being forced to postpone our inaugural Middleweight title fight, we were able to secure perhaps one of the most anticipated matchups in bare knuckle history with two of the best middleweights from either side of the Atlantic.”

Paty Juarez defends her BYB Lightweight title and Police Gazette women’s 135 Diamond Belt against Monica Medina in a rematch from last May’s BYB X Biloxi Brawl main event from which Juarez emerged with a 7-round split decision.  

“Paty is a true champion, unafraid to defend her title against all comers, and Monica pushed her limits in their first contest.  Monica earned the rematch, and kudos to Paty for continuing to step into the Trigon and put the titles on the line,” said Valenzuela.

Also in Biloxi, Tony Lopez was crowned the first BYB Heavyweight Champion, controlling Jordan Mitchell for most of the contest before the referee stopped it in the 2nd. Lopez will defend his title in Tampa against DJ Linderman. Linderman earned the shot after an impressive 4th round TKO over Josh Burns this past August.

More fights will be announced in the coming weeks.

To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.

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 Extreme Announces Two-Fight Broadcast Partnership with Stadium

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2022
Contact: Don Povia
dpovia@bybextreme.com 

BYB Extreme Announces Two-Fight Broadcast Partnership with Stadium

BYB 12: London Brawl scheduled for October 16th and BYB 13: Tampa Brawl for it All scheduled for November 19th to be broadcast live on the Stadium App and WatchStadium.com, with prime time, multi-night replays to air on Stadium’s OTA affiliates across the US.  

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme Fighting Series CEO Gregory Bloom announced today that BYB will broadcast its October 16 London and November 19 Tampa cards live and exclusively on Stadium’s over the top (OTT) and over the air (OTA) platforms.
 
“BYB had been approached by a number of potential broadcast partners eager to expand bare knuckle boxing coverage to its existing, sports-hungry audiences,” said Bloom.  “We are pleased and enthused to have found a partner like Stadium whose familiarity with the sport and bullishness on its future has enabled us the opportunity to bring our action-packed form of entertainment to a broader, more mainstream viewership.”
 
He added, “Once new fans see our product, they are going to be hooked.  Our patented Trigon ring ensures non-stop action and an unprecedented knockout rate.  We give fans what they want – competitive matches decided by the fighters, not by the judges.”
 
To download the Stadium app or to find out how and where else to view, visit watchstadium.com/where-to-watch.
 
BYB 12: London Brawl will air at 10 AM ET on Sunday, October 16, 2002 live from the Indigo at the O2 in association with its bare knuckle alliance partner BKB. 
 
BYB 13 in Tampa will feature three title fights including BYB’s Desmond Green taking on BKB’s Scott McHugh for both the BYB Middleweight title and the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt, and a rematch between champion Paty Juarez and Monica Medina for the BYB Women’s Lightweight title.
 
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 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/.   

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces Elevation of Combat Sports Veteran Gregory Bloom to CEO Position

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces Elevation of Combat Sports Veteran Gregory Bloom to CEO Position

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series founder and President Mike Vazquez announced today that Gregory Bloom has been appointed CEO of the groundbreaking bare knuckle boxing organization.  Bloom will take over day-to-day operations and duties from Vazquez, and focus on major growth and partnerships already slated for BYB in 2023.  The move does not diminish Vazquez’s role in the organization, but rather will enable him to focus on big picture issues and opportunities moving forward.

Bloom is a partner at the sports and entertainment law firm of ChaseLawyers and has almost twenty years experience in the world of combat sports. During that time period, he has represented multiple Olympic medalists, top-ranked fighters and world-champions in both boxing and MMA, and has helped them negotiate lucrative agreements with entities such as UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, Top Rank, Matchroom, PBC and Probellum. He most recently worked for nine years as general counsel for world- renowned MMA organization Combate Global, and played a critical role in their securing of major media deals with internationally recognized television and streaming platforms such as ESPN, Univision, Telemundo, Televisa, NBC Sports and Eurosport.  Additionally, Bloom has also worked as a licensed promoter for the past six years, and he has successfully promoted over seventy live events throughout the world.

Says Vazquez, “I have known Greg for several years and he was an integral part of BYB’s successful 2022 calendar year, including advising the company on its market expansion, global partnerships, and broadcast opportunities.  As we approach 2023, those successes have greatly accelerated, and we need someone with Greg’s character, experience and expertise to help us navigate.”

Says Bloom, “My immediate goal is to make BYB the number one sports property in the bare knuckle space.  What Mike, Dada [co-founder Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris] and the rest of the team have built to date, through multiple shows and months of hard work and dedication is an amazing testament to their ambition and vision, and they’ve done so while striving to put their fans and fighters first.  I’m here to build on that foundation, and to turn BYB into the premier bare knuckle company in what will become the next globally recognized, billion dollar sport.”

ABOUT BYB
Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, BYB has put together the top competition in the growing sport of bare knuckle as well as a support team consisting of some of the biggest and most respected names in combat sports, including Nelson Sweglar – Executive Producer WWF/WrestleMania; Al Bernstein – SHOWTIME Boxing; Mike Goldberg – UFC / Bellator; Paulie Malignaggi – 2x World Champion & SHOWTIME Boxing; Claudia Trejos – ESPN, DAZN; Benny Ricardo – CBS Sports; and Dave Ryan – ESPN.

BYB 12: London Brawl will be held October 16 at The Indigo at the O2 in London.  BYB 13 will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Tickets for both are now available at bybtickets.com.

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BYB 11 Brawl in Doral Full Results

Miami, FL (August 27, 2022) – BYB Extreme returned to South Florida at Trump National Doral for BYB 11 Brawl in Doral.

The scheduled main event between Desmond Green and Gabriel  Freyre was postponed due to injury to Fryre.

In the main event Kallia “Pink Tyson” Kourouni defeated Jessica Link in a 5-round unanimous decision.

In the co-main event, Sam Liera improved to 4-0 against Roger Hunnell (TKO-1).

Jarome Hatch knocked Teagan Franco down multiple times in the first to score a KO.

Donald “DJ” Linderman defeated vet Josh Burns in a 4-round heavyweight slugfest (TKO-4).

Brandon Birr made an impressive debut in the Trigon defeating Walel Watson in a second round KO.

BYB vet Jeff Chiffens defeated Christopher Gonzalez with a 2nd round KO.

Skylar Burns made a successful return to the Trigon with a 3rd round KO over Casie Dees.

In the opener Alan Arzeno defeated BKB’s Paul Hilz via 4th round TKO.

Birr scored the KO of the night, while the Arzeno-Hill BYB-BKB battle was named fight of the night.
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