BYB Signs Ten Bare Knuckle Fighters to Multi-Fight Agreements; Announces Special Attraction Fight at BYB 11

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2022

BYB Signs Ten Bare Knuckle Fighters to Multi-Fight Agreements; Announces Special Attraction Fight at BYB 11

Signees include Heavyweight Champion Tony Lopez and four fighters from BYB’s unprecedented and burgeoning women’s division.   Jessica Link vs Kallia Kourouni added as a special feature, Lightweight Championship eliminator at August 27’s Brawl in Doral. 

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series is proud to announce that it has reached multi-fight agreements with ten fighters ahead of August 27th’s BYB 11 Brawl in Doral at Trump National in South Florida.

The group includes:

  • BYB Heavyweight Champion and combat sports legend Tony Lopez
  • Multi-discipline fighter Lorawnt-T “Smash” Nelson
  • Lightweight contender Monica Medina
  • Undefeated Miranda Barber and Chad Kelly
  • Undefeated pro boxer and bare knuckle boxer Mark “The Shark” Irwin
  • Former Golden Gloves winner Sonya Dreiling
  • BYBX rivals Mumia Abu Dey Ali and Cubb Hawkins
  • MMA vet and undefeated bare knuckle boxer Jamie Driver

Said BYB President Mike Vazquez, “BYB continuously puts on some of the most exciting events in all of sports. Anyone who’s seen our events in-person or streaming live can attest to that. This can be directly attributed to our fighters, and also our matchmaker Mel Valenzuela  – who not only finds the best bare knuckle talent in the world, but puts them in the best position to be competitive and succeed in the Trigon. From the fighters to the fans to BYB itself, everyone wins.”

“Thank you to all those fighters who have put their faith in us and contributed to our rapid growth and success. These signings speak to our commitment to our fighters and our fighter development program,” he added.

In addition to the signings, Valenzuela announced an eleventh fight added to the BYB 11 card, pitting Jessica Link against Kallia “Pink Tyson” Kourouni, noting, “We now have two title fights along with two top-tier female matchups to round out an already amazing card.  Be ready for fireworks in Doral.”

The Trigon was designed to promote confrontation in the center of the ring, leaving the results in the hands of the fighters and not the judges.  Being the smallest ring with the tightest corners, the patented design has resulted in the highest KO/TKO rate in combat sports with over 90%.

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.

Tickets for BYB 11: Brawl in Doral are now on sale at BYB 11 will be broadcast live on YouTube at BYBExtreme.


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