July 28, 2023

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Returns to Biloxi, Mississippi, Saturday, Sept. 16 for BYB 20: Brawl on the Bayou

BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Returns to Biloxi, Mississippi, Saturday, Sept. 16 for BYB 20: Brawl on the Bayou

Rematch between champion Paty Juarez and Biloxi’s Monica Medina for the BYB Women’s Lightweight Championship and the Police Gazette Women’s 135 Diamond Belt highlights bare knuckle fighting’s return to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

BYB 20 will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS XTRA & beIN SPORTS XTRA en Espanol  OTT and OTA platforms .

Biloxi, MS – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series announced today that tickets have gone on-sale for BYB 20: Brawl on the Bayou for Saturday, September 16 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. Visit bybextreme.com for more information and ticketing link.

The main event is the long-awaited rematch between champion Paty Juarez and Biloxi’s own Monica Medina for the BYB Women’s Lightweight championship and for the Police Gazette women’s 135 Diamond Belt. In their last meeting, also in Biloxi on May 22, 2022, Juarez and Medina went 7 rounds and saw Juarez win on split decision, much to the hometown’s displeasure. In addition to retaining her BYB title, Juarez was named the inaugural Police Gazette women’s 135 Diamond Belt, at the time just the 19th Diamond Belt to be awarded in the organization’s 142-year history. The rematch had been postponed until now due to Juarez rehabbing injury.

BYB Matchmaker Mel Valenzuela also announced that the card will feature a cruiserweight matchup between former Bellator competitor Kaelii Kanekoa and Lebanon’s Mohamad “The Killer” Ghorabi.  Kanekoa, who saw Trigon action at May's BYB Trigon Combat, will be making his bare knuckle debut, while Ghorabi returns to action following his impressive BYB debut in Dubai this past February where he scored a first-round knockout. 

The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame’s 2022 BYB Debut Fighter of the Year Julio Tanori returns to action in a lightweight matchup against BYB newcomer Jeremiah Potts.

BYB 20 will mark the bare knuckle debut of heavyweight “Hurricane” Ike Villanueva, who has over 30 professional combat sports fights under his belt, as he takes on Matt "The Attack" Kovacs who steps back into the Trigon for the first time since BYB 3.

Also announced is the US debut of BKB’s Jonny Jones, who last saw Trigon action at BYB 12 with a Fight of the Night performance and victory over Henry Dossett.  Jones faces off against Argentina's Walter Saravia in an international matchup.

BYB 20 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.

More fights to be announced soon. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow on social @bybextreme.

About BYB

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.

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