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South Florida-Based Bare Knuckle Fighting Powerhouse BYB Extreme Announces BYB 18 in London

BYB Extreme Fighting Series is expanding to an international audience with its June 25, 2023 BYB 18 Inaugural Police Gazette International Cup in London. The event will take place at 4 p.m. BST at London’s Indigo at the O2.

BYB Extreme CEO Gregory Bloom, with 20 years’ experience in combat sports as an attorney, promoter and manager, said, “We’re thrilled that bare knuckle fighting continues to gain momentum worldwide. It is exciting to be back in London as we continue to garner global visibility for this sport. BYB has put together one of its strongest cards to date and we are looking forward to continuing to expand our brand as the #1 promotional company in the bare knuckle space.”

The card will consist of nine match-ups featuring US fighters against UK fighters, with the team scoring the majority of victories to be awarded the Police Gazette International Cup. The current BYB v BKB lineup (subject to change) is:

  • Tommy Turner v Barrie Jones (C)

  • Jarome Hatch (C) v Marko Martinjak

  • Will Chope v Tom Stokes

  • Shelby Cannon v Tamlyn Kappen

  • LT Nelson v Dan McGraffin

  • Robert Serna v George Hillyard

  • Jon Barnard v Tony Lafferty

  • Matthew Phillips v Paul Hilz

  • Ryan Jett v Martin Reffell

To purchase tickets for the Inaugural Police Gazette International Cup, visit

BYB events provide quick, action-filled bouts in the smallest fighting surface in combat sports, known as BYB’s patented “Trigon”. Fights are decided by the fighters and not the judges, with a 90% knock-out/finish rate.

BYB Extreme Fighting Series is a bare knuckle fighting organization founded in 2015 by former MMA fighter and current brand ambassador Dhafir ("Dada 5000") Harris, and former NASCAR team owner Mike Vazquez, whose HRT Motorsports was NASCAR's first Hispanic team.

BYB’s success can be attributed to its management team with more than 50 years of combined experience in the combat sports industry. From its onset, BYB has created its own stars, rather than relying on stars from other disciplines without long-term interest in bare knuckle fighting. The result is fighters with solid reputations, promoted through professionalism and respect.

For more information on BYB, visit

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of BYB


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