BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Announces Full Card for BYB 11: Doral Brawl at Trump National in Miami

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Announces Full Card for BYB 11: Doral Brawl at Trump National in Miami
August 27 event features 11 bare knuckle brawls, including 2 title fights and 2 women’s matchups. Tickets are on sale now at bybtickets.com.

MIAMI, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series and Matchmaker/Director of Competition Mel Valenzuela announced today the full lineup for its August 27 card at Trump National (4400 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178), the first sporting event at the venue since the global pandemic took hold.

  • Headlining the night will be the first title defense for recently crowned Jose “The GOAT” Fernandez (3-0) as the Westchester Miami-native takes on fellow undefeated Supermiddleweight Sam “The Caveman” Liera (3-0, Fullerton, CA).
  • Former UFC star and undefeated bare knuckle fighter Desmond “The Predator” Green (2-0, Miami, FL) will face off against fellow undefeated Gabriel “Warrior of God” Freyre (2-0) to crown BYB’s first Middleweight champ.
  • In a featured women’s matchup, 12-3 pro boxer Kallia “Pink Tyson” Kourouni (Miami, FL by way of Greece) makes her bare knuckle debut against 1-1 Jessica Link (Wichita, KS).
  • Light Heavyweight Alan “The Rebel” Arzeno (1-2, Miami, FL by way of Santo Domingo, DR) looks to improve his record against BKB™’s Paul “War Ready” Hillz (5-4, Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom) in the ninth installment of the BYB-BKB cross-promotional series. BYB currently holds a 4-3-1 record against its UK counterpart, and will cap it off hosting BYB 12 this October in London. By year’s end, BYB and BKB™ will have treated fans to 15 international bare knuckle fights in 2022.
  • Former Bellator fighter Josh “The Hammer” Burns (6-6, Detroit, MI) makes his return to the Trigon (looking to rebound from his BYB 9 loss to current BYB Heavyweight Champion Tony Lopez) as he faces off against DJ “Da Protege” Linderman (0-1, Eureka, CA).
  • Jarome “The Hatchet” Hatch (Mount Belvieu, TX) will make his bare knuckle debut in a Cruiserweight matchup against Teagan “Kill ‘Em Softly” Franco (2-1, Oklahoma City by way of Spanawai, WA).
  • KO Specialist Isaiah “The People’s Champ” Quinones (4-1, Miami, FL) – whose only blemish came via DQ – will battle tough opponent Nathen “King Cong” Arriaga (0-1, Hendersonville, NC) in a Supermiddleweight matchup.
  • Walel “The Pharaoh” Watson (0-1, Long Beach, CA) returns to the Trigon to take on Lightweight opponent Brandon “Slaughterhouse” Birr (Cleveland, OH). Birr, a training partner of BYB’s Chad Kelly, is making his bare knuckle debut.
  • Welterweight Chris “Melaza” Gonzalez (0-1, Dade City, FL by way of Passaic, NJ) makes his return to the Trigon against BYB veteran Jeff “Hungry” Chiffens (3-5, Wilmington, DE).
  • Skylar “The Goon” Burns (0-1, Lakewood, WA) will take on newcomer Casie Dees (Fort Smith, AR by way of Poteau, OK) in a Middleweight matchup.
  • A pair of Welterweights make their bare knuckle debuts as Sean Cerveny faces Bellator fighter Jonathan “El Sancho” Quiroz.
*Card subject to change

About BYB
BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series and the patented mighty Trigon will return to South Florida on Saturday, August 27 at Trump National Doral in Miami. Tickets are on sale now at bybtickets.com.

BYB Extreme Fighting Series was established to bring fight fans what they want most, ACTION! BYB Extreme Bare-Knuckle Brawl is designed to leave decisions to the combatants in the ring, not the judges. Close combat in BYB’s 3-sided Triangle ring, affectionately known as “The Trigon,” just about guarantees that. No other ring or cage in the world has angles of less than 90 degrees. With 60-degree angles, “The Trigon’ guarantees 180-degrees of mayhem. For more information visit bybextreme.com, Facebook @bybextremefightingseries, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at @bybextreme.

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Tickets on Sale Now for BYB 12 London Brawl October 16 at the Indigo at 02 Arena in London

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2022

Tickets on Sale Now for BYB 12 London Brawl October 16 at the Indigo at 02 Arena in London
Visit BYBtickets.com to reserve your spot now. Doors open at 2 PM local time; fists fly at 3 PM. Broadcast begins at 10 AM ET in the US.

MIAMI, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series is proud to announce tickets for its first-ever UK show, BYB 12: London Brawl are now available on bybtickets.com.

This past November, the US-based BYB and UK-based BKB announced a talent exchange and partnership that culminated in a series of high-intensity, cross-promotional bouts at each of the organizations’ past several shows. October 16 marks the first standalone show by either promotion in the other’s backyard.

Said BYB President Mike Vazquez, “The October BYB 12 show is the latest in how BYB and BKB have been working tirelessly to bring bare knuckle boxing to global, mainstream prominence. I once again can’t stress the value of our partnership, the mutual respect between our organizations, and the standards that we hold each other to in terms of how we treat our fighters and our fans. It’s because of the strength of this relationship and the vision of all involved that we are able to announce this and future shows that includes a forthcoming BKB show in Florida.”

BYB co-founder and street fighting legend Dada 5000 added, “London has never seen anything like the mighty Trigon, the smallest fighting area in combat sports. Just like the backyard, there’s nowhere to run, and we guarantee non-stop action. Like I always say, regardless of the matchups, in BYB, the real winners are the fans. I can’t be more excited about bringing our one-of-a-kind action across the pond.”

About BYB
BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series and the patented mighty Trigon will make its UK debut on Sunday, October 16 at 3 PM at the Indigo at the O2 with BYB 12: London Brawl.

BYB Extreme Fighting Series was established to bring fight fans what they want most, ACTION! BYB Extreme Bare-Knuckle Brawl is designed to leave decisions to the combatants in the ring, not the judges. Close combat in BYB’s 3-sided Triangle ring, affectionately known as “The Trigon,” just about guarantees that. No other ring or cage in the world has angles of less than 90 degrees. With 60-degree angles, “The Trigon’ guarantees 180-degrees of mayhem.

For more information visit bybextreme.com, Facebook @bybextremefightingseries, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at @bybextreme.

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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 BYBTickets.com. BYB 11 will be broadcast live on YouTube at BYBExtreme.

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BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces New Partnership with Tigerlyfe Energy Drink Ahead of August 27th’s BYB 11 Brawl in Doral, Florida

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces New Partnership with TigerLyfe Energy Drink Ahead of August 27th’s BYB 11 Brawl in Doral, Florida

Deal part of larger distribution partnership with BYB Executive Leadership team to widen Tigerlyfe’s national footprint

MIAMI, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series announced today that Tigerlyfe Energy Drink will serve as the organization’s official healthy energy drink partner for August 27’s BYB 11 in Doral, Florida.  

Tigerlyfe, which positions itself as a healthier alternative than other energy drinks on the market, features a specialized blend of electrolytes, B-complex vitamins and no artificial coloring. The company already boasts a roster of combat sports athletes, including BYB 11 fighter and former MMA heavyweight Josh Burns, and is looking to both expand its roster with BYB fighters as well as leverage the growing popularity of bare knuckle boxing to tap into a passionate, engaged fanbase throughout North America and beyond.

In addition to integrated marketing programs and broadcast-specific activations during live BYB events, the Tigerlyfe team and BYB president Mike Vazquez are working to develop a nationwide network and distribution strategy for the New York-based company. This includes putting Tigerlyfe products in chains across America, such as Circle K and Murphy USA which already carry products through Vazquez’s distribution company, B2B USA.  

Said Tigerlyfe principal Frank A. LoPiccolo: 

“At its core, Tigerlyfe Energy is not your typical energy drink.  Like combat sports, it’s a lifestyle. Whether you’re a CEO, fitness professional, working on Wall Street, or a bare knuckle fighter, perspective is everything. We like to say: ‘when you invest in your image, you invest in your future.’  We are doing just that by partnering with a company like BYB and in a sport poised to be the next billion dollar industry. We intend to become synonymous with bare knuckle boxing as it takes the decade by storm.”

Said BYB President Mike Vazquez: 

“I have spent my professional career building businesses from the ground up, and doing so the right way: strategically, with integrity, and by aligning with individuals whose vision and values align with ours.  Frank and the Tigerlyfe team have already put an amazing product on the market, a product which – like BYB – always puts the health and wellbeing of the athlete first. I couldn’t be more excited to take things to the next level together.”

ABOUT TIGERLYFE

Tigerlyfe’s Mission is simple: to help those have focus, motivation, and the drive to succeed in today’s demanding and ever-changing world; to help those who know they can and will go the distance in the ring, on the trail, or in the boardroom; and to help those who know their “Y” but need help with the how. For more information visit tigerlyfeenergy.com

ABOUT BYB 11

Tickets for August 27’s BYB 11: Doral Brawl are on sale now and can be purchased at BYBTickets.com. BYB 11 will be streamed Live on BYB Extreme Fighting Series YouTube Channel. 

BYB Extreme Fighting Series was established to bring fight fans what they want most, ACTION!  BYB Extreme Bare-Knuckle Brawl is designed to leave decisions to the combatants in the ring, not the judges. Close combat in BYB’s 3-sided Triangle ring, affectionately known as “The Trigon,” just about guarantees that. No other ring or cage in the world has angles of less than 90 degrees. With 60-degree angles, “The Trigon’ guarantees 180-degrees of mayhem. For more information visit bybextreme.com, Facebook @bybextremefightingseries, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at @bybextreme.

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BYB X Biloxi Brawl: Full Results & Official Images

Paty Juarez Successfully Defends BYB Lightweight Championship in a Split Decision Win over Biloxi’s Monica Medina; Crowned Inaugural Police Gazette Women’s 135-Pound Diamond Champion
Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez defeats Jordan Mitchell to be crowned inaugural BYB Heavyweight Champion

Photo Credits: BYB Extreme / Gerardo Ramos / Steven Rothman

CLICK FOR MORE IMAGES HERE

BILOXI, MS (May 28, 2022) – BYB Extreme made its Mississippi debut this weekend at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum with ten action-packed bare knuckle brawls in BYB’s patented Trigon. Headlined by a pair of title bouts, the historic evening featured three women’s matches, including the main event which pitted undefeated BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez against talented hometown fighter Monica Medina.

Juarez and Medina went 7 rounds and saw Juarez win on split decision. In addition to retaining her title, Juarez was named the inaugural Police Gazette women’s 135 Diamond Belt, just the 19th to be awarded in the organization’s 141-year history.

In the co-main event, after weeks of trash talk, Tony Lopez was crowned the first BYB Heavyweight Champion, controlling Jordan Mitchell for most of the contest before referee Bobby Wombacher stopped it in the 2nd.

Multi-sport fighter Lorawnt-t Nelson and Ricardo Franco slugged it our latest BYB-BKB pairing, with Nelson stopping Franco by TKO in the 2nd.

Robert Serna impressed in his bare knuckle debut against hard-hitting Mattia Fonda with a 3rd round TKO.

After 5 solid rounds, Miranda Barber scored the split decision against Sonya Dreiling, improving her bare knuckle record to 2-0 and setting up a matchup with Jozette Cotton.

Joey Angelo and Brandon Johnson looked poised to go the distance before a torn biceps prevented Angelo from starting the 5th and final round of their cruiserweight matchup, giving Johnson the TKO.

The show opened up with back-to-back 1st round knockouts as Mark Irwin defeated Spencer Ruggeri improving to a perfect 2-0 in bare knuckle, and Nick Hawkins impressing in his bare knuckle debut toppling Mumia Abu Dey Ali. Jamie Driver followed up with a first round TKO over Randine Eckholm.

Full results:

  • Paty Juarez SD7 over Monica Medina
  • Tony Lopez TKO2 over Jordan Mitchell
  • Lorawnt-T Nelson TKO2 over Ricardo Franco (BKB)
  • Robert Serna TKO3 over Mattia Fonda
  • Miranda Barber SD5 over Sonya Dreiling
  • Brandon Johnson TKO4 over Joey Angelo
  • Isaac Freeman TKO2 over Randall Hedderick
  • Jamie Driver TKO1 over Randine Eckholm
  • Nick Hawkins KO1 over Mumia Abu Dey Ali
  • Mark Irwin KO1 over Spencer Ruggeri

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BYB X: BILOXI BRAWL – Final Card & Event Information

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2022

BYB X: Biloxi Brawl
Saturday, May 28th, 2022 • Mississippi Coast Coliseum • Biloxi, MS

Biloxi, MS – BYB X: Biloxi Brawl will take place this Saturday, May 28 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. BYB X will be headlined by a pair of title fights. Local brawler Monica Medina challenges undefeated Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez for both Juarez’s BYB belt as well as the Inaugural Police Gazette Diamond Belt. The second title bout matches Jordan “Ironman” Mitchell against Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez to crown BYB’s first Heavyweight Champion. Multi-discipline fighter Lowrant-T Nelson will take on the UK’s hard-hitting Ricardo Franco in a continuation of BYB and BKB’s talent exchange, and southpaw Spencer Ruggeri takes on undefeated pro and bare knuckle boxer Mark Irwin.

Full, final card, subject to change is as follows.

  • Main Event: Paty Juarez vs. Monica Medina for BYB Lightweight Title & 135lb Police Gazette Diamond Belt
  • Co-Main Event: Jordan Mitchell vs. Tony Lopez for BYB Heavyweight Title
  • Lorawnt-t Nelson Nelson vs. Ricardo Franco (BKB)
  • Robert Serna vs. Mattia Fonda
  • Miranda Barber vs. Sonya Dreiling
  • Joey Angelo vs. Brandon Johnson
  • Randall Hedderick vs. Isaac Freeman
  • Randine Eckholm vs. Jamie Driver
  • Mumia Abu Dey Ali vs. Nick Hawkins
  • Spencer Ruggeri vs. Mark Irwin

Tickets for BYB X: Biloxi Brawl are on sale now through Ticketmaster and can be purchased at BYBTickets.com. BYB X will be streamed Live on BYB Extreme Fighting Series YouTube Channel. For more information visit bybextreme.com, Facebook @bybextremefightingseries, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at @bybextreme.

ABOUT BYB
Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, competitors face off in BYB’s mighty Trigon, 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 at over 90%.

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; Mike Goldberg – UFC / Bellator; Paulie Malignaggi – 2x World Champion & SHOWTIME Boxing; Claudia Trejos – ESPN, DAZN; and Benny Ricardo – CBS Sports.

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Undefeated BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez and Biloxi’s Monica Medina to Face Off for Inaugural Police Gazette Diamond Belt

 

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2022

 

Undefeated BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez and Biloxi’s Monica Medina to Face Off for Inaugural Police Gazette Diamond Belt 
Winner will be the first female recipient at 135 of the historic title with lineage back to John L. Sullivan.

 
BILOXI, MS – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series and the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame announced today that the main event for May 28’s BYB X in Biloxi, Mississippi between undefeated champion Paty Juarez and Biloxi’s Monica Medina will be for both Juarez’s BYB Lightweight Championship belt as well as the Police Gazette 135 Diamond Belt, just the 19th to be awarded in the organization’s 141-year history.

Said Scott Burt, President of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame and the Police Gazette Boxing Corporation, “History will be made on May 28 in Biloxi as I will have the honor and privilege of presenting a bare knuckle warrior with the Police Gazette Diamond Belt. This is a testament to the incredible contributions that BYB has made to not only advance our sport in the modern area, but in showcasing and elevating diverse talent in the process. Show after show, the lineup is stacked from top to bottom, and with 3 premier women’s matches on the BYB X card, it is only fitting the main event winner be crowned the Police Gazette 135 Women’s Diamond Champion.”

In addition to the main event, BYB Matchmaker Mel Valenzuela has announced the following matches (subject to change):

  • Jordan Mitchell vs. Tony Lopez for the BYB Heavyweight Title
  • Lorawnt-t Nelson Nelson vs. Ricardo Franco (BKB)
  • Robert Serna vs. Mattia Fonda
  • Sarah Click vs. Jamie Driver
  • Joey Angelo vs. Brandon Johnson
  • Randall Hedderick vs. Isaac Freeman
  • Miranda Barber vs. Sonya Dreiling
  • Mumia Abu Dey Ali vs. Nick Hawkins
  • Spencer Ruggeri vs. Mark Irwin
Tickets for BYB X: Biloxi Brawl are on sale now through Ticketmaster and can be purchased at BYBTickets.com. BYB X will be streamed Live on BYB Extreme Fighting Series YouTube Channel. For more information visit bybextreme.com, Facebook @bybextremefightingseries, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at @bybextreme.

 

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Judge denies Triller’s Motion to Dismiss, BYB to get its day in Court

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2022

Judge denies Triller’s Motion to Dismiss, BYB to get its day in Court

CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF DENIAL OF MOTION TO DISMISS

MIAMI, FL – This past November, Miami-based BYB Extreme Fighting Series, and its parent company, Lights Out Productions, filed a lawsuit against Triller, Triller Fight Club, FITE TV, and Triller’s owner, Ryan Kavanaugh, over Triller’s unauthorized and unlawful use of BYB’s patented TRIGON triangle-shaped fighting ring. Shortly after, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. Yesterday, a judge denied the motion and allowed the suit to proceed.
Below is BYB’s official statement on the matter.

Triller’s initial response to our lawsuit was that the judge should throw out the case because, according to Triller, our claims for infringement of our design patent and copyright were meritless and should not receive consideration by a judge or jury. BYB opposed the motion and, after considering both sides’ positions, the judge denied Triller’s Motion to Dismiss those claims. In his Order, Judge Mark Scarsi of the Central District of California ruled that “the Court determines the accused product and the claimed design are not plainly dissimilar as a matter of law” and “[t]he copyright claims are plausibly pleaded.” Judge Scarsi specifically pointed out BYB’s allegations that “[s]everal commentators noted the similarity between [Triller’s] supposedly ‘revolutionary’ triangular fighting ring and [BYB’s] triangular fighting surface.” As a result, Triller must now respond to the substance of our infringement claims related to our TRIGON fighting surface and we look forward to presenting our position as the lawsuit progresses.

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BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces Addition of Jewlz Grey to Help Oversee Growing Women’s Roster

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces Addition of Jewlz Grey to Help Oversee Growing Women’s Roster

Grey joins Director of Competition/Matchmaker Mel Valenzuela and is expected to take a prominent role in BYB leadership and growth.

MIAMI, FL – Since its inception, BYB Extreme has sought to showcase fighters from all walks of life and specifically put talented female fighters in high-profile fights and positions to shine. In 2021, BYB crowned its first ever champion in any division, male or female, when Paty Juarez won the 135 pound title over Christine “Knuckles” Stanley in a slugfest in Miami.  BYB kicked off 2022 with combat sports trailblazer Erin Toughill going the distance in a co-main event against national golden gloves champion Sonya Dreiling.  This May, as BYB makes its Mississippi debut, it will feature three women’s bouts, including the night’s main event.

Today, BYB Extreme is proud to announce the addition of Jewlz Grey to the BYB Bareknuckle family.  Grey will work beside BYB Director of Competition/Matchmaker Mel Valenzuela and help oversee BYB’s growing female roster.

Grey attended college at Texas A&M University-Commerce, studied abroad in four countries, and obtained her degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice.  Her commitment for public service is exemplary.  While at Texas A&M-Commerce, she held a seat on the global policies committee for sex trafficked women, and is currently a member of the Foster Care Alumni Committee in the State of Texas.  As someone who herself went through and eventually aged-out of the state’s foster care system, Grey is no stranger to adversity and overcoming obstacles.

Said BYB President Mike Vazquez, “Jewlz will no doubt be a contributing factor to BYB’s future growth and success, and she is a testament to our continued focus on building our organization with the most talented, committed and ethical professionals in combat sports.”

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