BYB 20: Bare Knuckle Returns to Biloxi September 16, 2023


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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.

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.

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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.

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