For Immediate Release: November 14, 2023
BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Returns to Pembroke Pines, Thursday, January 18, 2024 for BYB 23 Brawl in the Pines II
BYB Undefeated Women’s Super Welterweight Champion Jozette Cotton to defend title against Croatia’s Adriana Vukovic.
Pembroke Pines, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series announced today that it will return to the Charles F. Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Thursday, January, 18 for BYB 23 to kick off its 2024 calendar year. The return to Pembroke Pines follows a sold-out show at the same venue that was highlighted by four (4) world title fights in a show this past August.
BYB’s Hall of Fame matchmaker Mel Valenzuela and Bare Knuckle Hall of Fame President Scott Burt announced that the BYB 23 card will feature a dual title defense by undefeated BYB Super Welterweight Champion and Police Gazette World Diamond Belt holder Jozette Cotton (3-0) against MMA star Adriana Vukovic.
Cotton’s dominance of the division has been equally consistent and impressive, defeating former WBC title contender Erin Toughill in her bare knuckle debut, then winning the titles on the historic BYB 12 card against Miranda Barber, and successfully defending them against then-undefeated Jamie Driver this past May in a co-main event at BYB 17 in Rock Hill, SC.
Her January 18 opponent Vukovic is one of Croatia’s top female fighters, and a teammate of two-time Police Gazette title fighter Marko Martinjac.
On the defense and the opponent, Cotton said bluntly, “I don’t care who they are or where they are from, if they want what’s mine, they better be prepared to die for it.”
Tickets for BYB 23 will go on sale later this week, and more fights to be announced shortly. Follow @bybextreme on social for more information.
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.