For Immediate Release: September 26, 2023
Announcing BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting’s Colorado Debut: BYB 22 Rocky Mountain Brawl, Saturday December 2 at the Stockyard Event Center in Denver
Denver, CO – BYB Extreme Fighting Series, the modern-day originators of bare knuckle fighting in the US, announced today that it will host its Colorado debut at BYB 22 Rocky Mountain Brawl on Saturday December 2 at the Stockyard Event Center in Denver. Along with the date and venue announcement, BYB’s Hall of Fame matchmaker Mel Valenzuela announced two headline title fights for the card. Champion Mark “The Shark” Irwin defends his BYB Lightweight title against 21-year-old phenom Julio Tanori; and champion Monica Medina and Paty Juarez will go to battle one more time to cap off their BYB Women’s Lightweight and Police Gazette World Diamond Belt trilogy, which currently stands at a win a piece.
Medina, who lost to Juarez in a controversial split decision in May 2022 before capturing the title by unanimous decision this September, is looking to lay the rivalry to bed. Said Medina, “3 strikes and she’s out. I’m wrapping this trilogy up in spectacular fashion in her own back yard and leaving no doubt.”
Said the ever-modest Irwin, “Being the biggest star inBYB, I think it’s only fitting that I’m headlining the end of year event and I’m excited to go out there and remind everyone why I’m in this position. SHARK WEEK IS BACK on BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle for the season finale!”
On BYB’s first fight in Centennial State, BYB CEO Greg Bloom said, “I couldn’t think of a better way to cap off a historic 2023 than to give Denver fight fans a taste of what real bare knuckle fighting is all about – in the smallest ring in combat sports, with the tightest corners, and with nowhere to run. Denver fans will experience a night of straight-up fist fights rather than the cardio clinics that have been masquerading as bare knuckle brawls in their state. There’s nothing like a BYB event. As our founder Dada 5000 says, ‘We make the weekends.’”
Tickets go on sale shortly and more exciting fights to be announced soon. To stay up to date, follow @bybextreme on social media or visit bybextreme.com.
About BYB Extreme
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 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 and globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle fighting. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.