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BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Announces Fights for BYB 21



BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series has announced its return to Rock Hill, South Carolina for BYB 21: Bare Knuckle in Rock Hill on Saturday, Oct. 21. The night of hard-hitting, non-stop brawling will take place at Rock Hill Sports & Event Center, 326 Technology Center Way Rock Hill, SC 29730. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the matches beginning at 8 p.m.

Fans can purchase tickets via BYB Extreme exclusive ticketing partner, Eventbrite. BYB 21 will also broadcast live on beIN SPORTS XTRA and beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espanol OTT and OTA platforms.

The fighters will match up in BYB Extreme’s patented three-sided “Trigon” ring, the smallest fighting surface in combat sports. The ring features 60-degree angles that guarantee 180 degrees of adrenaline-filled matches, structured to entertain viewers. Fights are decided by the fighters and not the judges, with a 90% knock-out/finish rate.

The action-packed lineup is headlined by BYB Heavyweight Champion DJ Linderman who is set to defend his BYB heavyweight belt against Charlotte, North Carolina's own Rashad “Daywalker” Coulter.

The card also includes hard hitters Trevor Ollison and Nick Hawkins in a battle of light heavyweights. A pair of women's title eliminator matches are set for the BYB Women's Bantamweight Championship as Agnesa "Spitfire" Kirakosian faces Jessica Link, and Shelby "Boom Boom" Cannon matches up against Cecilia Ulloa. John Barnard makes his US BYB debut after a dominating performance in London as he takes on Trevor Morris. Henry Williams will take on Jimmy Sandlin.

The current lineup (subject to change) is:


  • DJ Linderman vs. Rashad Coulter

  • Erik Lopez vs. Gregoris Cisneros

  • Trevor Ollison vs. Nick Hawkins

  • Agnesa Kirakosian vs. Jessica Link

  • Shelby Cannon vs. Cecilia Ulloa

  • Carlos Guerra vs. Anthony Retic

  • John Barnard vs. Trevor Morris

  • Henry Williams vs. Jimmy Sandlin

Ahead of BYB 21: Bare Knuckle in Rock Hill, BYB Extreme entered into a NIL deal with Winthrop University Men’s Basketball first-team All-Big South forward Kelton Talford to serve as an official brand ambassador. BYB is committed to investing in athletes on the rise, whether in the Trigon or through strategic partnerships. In his role, Talford will help promote BYB Extreme’s fights and will be present at BYB 21: Bare Knuckle in Rock Hill.

Last season Talford averaged 16.2 points/game (4th in Big South), 8.2 rebounds/game (2nd in Big South) and led the league with a .669 field goal percentage en route to being named first-team all-conference as a junior. Prior to lacing up with the Eagles, Talford starred at Great Falls High School in nearby Chester County, SC.

Tickets are available at BYB Extreme’s exclusive ticketing platform Eventbrite at https://bybtickets.com/rockhill.

BYB 21 will be broadcast live and free in both English and Spanish in the US and Canada on Free on beIN SPORTS XTRA & beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espanol. Visit bybextreme.com/watch for how and where to watch.

For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow on social @bybextreme.

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



By ML Staff. Image courtesy of BYB

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