BYB to Host First Ever Bare Knuckle Fighting Event in South Carolina on Friday, December 9, 2022

BYB to Host First Ever Bare Knuckle Fighting Event in South Carolina on Friday, December 9, 2022

Rock Hill, SC – Earlier this week, BYB CEO Gregory Bloom met with the South Carolina Athletic Commission who subsequently legalized bare knuckle fighting in the State of South Carolina.  Today, Bloom announced that BYB will host the state’s first ever bare knuckle fighting event on Friday, December 9 at the Rock Hill Sports & Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 

Bloom had this to say about the Commission’s decision and forthcoming BYB event: 

“Since taking on a leadership role with BYB, my primary focus has been working with commissions throughout the country in an effort to sanction the sport nationwide, showcasing bare knuckle’s merits and educating leaders about its safety and benefits. I commend the South Carolina Athletic Commission on its groundbreaking decision. 

BYB is the originator of bare knuckle fighting in the US and it is fitting that BYB opens the market with one of our world class shows.  Fans are in for a treat, and we look forward to a longstanding series of fights in the state and, ultimately, the region.” 

He added, “Additionally I’d like to thank Kosmas Livanos and Global Legion FC, the number one boxing and MMA promotional company in the region for playing a critical role in assisting the meeting of the minds between BYB and the South Carolina Commission to get this historical achievement accomplished.”


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 fighting into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle fighting 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 fighting. For more information on BYB, visit and follow @bybextreme on social.


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