Rock Hill, SC – In the main event for BYB 17 Brawl at Rock Hill in Rock Hill, South Carolina and in front of a hostile crowd, Mark Irwin out-battled Joshua Oxendine for five rounds to win by majority decision and claim the first ever BYB Lightweight Championship.
In the co-main event, Jozette Cotton successfully defended the Police Gazette World Diamond Belt against Jamie Driver by 7-round UD, knocking the challenger down several times throughout the contest.
Ryan Jett handed Trevor Ollison his first bare knuckle defeat TKO’ing the Man Blackie Chan in the first.
Former UFC star Rashad Coulter stays undefeated in bare knuckle making easy work of Jordan Mitchell and staked his claim for a title match against BYB heavyweight champ DJ Linderman.
Kylle McMillan handed Tylor Sigmon his first loss in the Trigon with a 5 round UD.
Charlotte’s Maurice Morris knocked out former BYB heavyweight Harris Aiken in a cruiserweight matchup.
In his bare knuckle debut, Harold McQueen knocked out Pablo Caballero handing the Argentinian his first loss in 4 contests.
Zion Tomlinson finished Mattia Fonda in the second round by TKO.
The night’s opener went the distance with an impressive performance in his BYB debut by Matt Almy against a tough Kendell Ward. Almy won by UD after 5.
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 into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, London, and Dubai, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.