BYB 16 Desert Brawl Full Card Features 20 Fighters from 11 Countries

For Immediate Release: March 6, 2023

BYB 16 Desert Brawl Full Card Features 20 Fighters from 11 Countries; Will Be Broadcast Live in 2 Languages

March 18 event at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Dubai, UAE will be the Gulf Region’s first-ever bare knuckle fighting event in the history of the Gulf Region and feature fighters from USA, Croatia, Cuba, Poland, Portugal, Armenia, Lebanon, Ireland, UK, Qatar and Tunisia.

Dubai, UAE – Today, BYB Extreme Fighting Series Matchmaker Mel Valenzuela announced the full lineup (subject to change) for BYB 16 Desert Brawl, taking place Saturday March 18 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Dubai, UAE in partnership with Coresports and broadcast globally on in both English and Spanish. The card will feature a cruiserweight matchup between BYB’s Jarome “The Hatchet” Hatch (USA) and Bare Knuckle Alliance parter BKB’s “Marvelous” Marko Martinjak (Croatia) for Martinjak’s Police Gazette World Diamond Belt, a special attraction between Hector Lombard (Cuba) and BKB’s Szymon Szynkiewicz, a pair of women’s brawls, the BYB debut of Rashad “Daywalker” Coulter, and more.

Said BYB CEO Gregory Bloom, “As a company, we have always said that we are committed to putting on the best shows on the planet, while showcasing the world’s best fighters and growing the sport of bare knuckle globally.  This show is a testament to that commitment, and just a taste of things to come for BYB.” 

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The announced lineup is as follows:

Cruiserweight for the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt

Jarome “The Hatchet” Hatch (USA) vs. “Marvelous” Marko Martinjak (Croatia)

Cruiserweight Special Attraction

Hector Lombard (Cuba) vs. Szymon Szynkiewicz (Poland, BKB)


Rashad “Daywalker” Coulter (USA) vs. Quentin “Ruskov” Domingos (Portugal, BKB)

Super Flyweight

Agnesa Kriakosian (Armenia) vs. Mariana Kamara (Lebanon)


Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez (USA) vs. Sean “Big Sexy” Turner (Ireland, BKB)


Eric “Bloodaxe” Olsen vs. Richie “The Viking” Leak (England, BKB)


Ali “Amigo” Alnaemi (Qatar) vs. Aaron “Sinky” Sinclair (Ireland)


Jessika Smith (USA) Sonya Dreiling (USA)


Hamza Hamry (Tunisia) vs. Mark Tiffin (England, BKB)

Light Heavyweight 

Scott “The Irish Spartan” O’Shaughnessy (USA) vs. Mohamad Ghorabi (Lebanon)


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, South Carolina 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 and follow @bybextreme on social.


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