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BYB Extreme Fighting Series announces weekend schedule for Alario Center – Crescent City Sports

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NEW ORLEANS – BYB Extreme Fighting Series, the modern pioneers of bare-knuckle fighting in the United States, will make its Louisiana debut at the BYB 28 Bourbon Street Brawl on Saturday, July 13 at the Alario Centerr in Westwego.

The historic card will be highlighted by two title fights, with champion and former UFC veteran “Hurricane” Ike Villanueva defending his BYB Heavyweight title against 5-0 (5 1st round KOs) Gustavo “The Cuban Assassin” Trujillo. Also on the line is the historic Police Gazette World Diamond Belt, which traces its lineage to the great John L. Sullivan.

Former BYB Lightweight Champion Monica Medina (BIloxi, MS) and Helen Peralta (2-0) will fight for the first BYB Featherweight title.


• Scott O’Shaughnessy of Slidell, LA, plays “Butcher” Chad Kelly
• British Champion James Connelly faces fellow Briton Mark Tiffin
• Opelousas, LA’s Logan Speyrer makes his BYB debut against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Sitarchuk
• Heavyweights Dylan Rush and Jay Fish face off
• Fan favourite JD Burns takes on Rome Lindsay
• Adam Nash vs Jonathan Cage Noah

WHAT: BYB 28 Public Weigh-In, Fighter Match
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WHERE: John A. Alario Sr. Events Center (Alario Center), 2000 Segnette Boulevard, Westwego, LA 70094
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2024, 5:00 PM CT

WHAT: BYB 28: Bourbon Street Brawl
WHERE: John A. Alario Sr. Events Center (Alario Center), 2000 Segnette Boulevard, Westwego, LA 70094
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2024, Doors Open at 6:00 PM CT, Bell Time at 7:00 PM CT, Live Stream at 7:30 PM CT

While bare-knuckle fighting has been around in Louisiana before, BYB, founded by combat sports pioneer Dada 5000 – Kimbo Slice’s former bodyguard and star of filmmaker Billy Corben’s Netflix hit Dawg Fight (part 2 coming in 2024) – is a truly unique offering. Its patented triangle ring is the smallest ring in combat sports, with the tightest corners, forcing the action and resulting in a 90% KO/TKO rate. In addition to Dada, we have a number of high-profile personalities on our staff, including our broadcasters Mike Goldberg (UFC), Paulie Malignaggi (Former 2-League Boxing Champion) and Claudia Trejos (DAZN). We also have the services of one of the youngest and most talented ring announcers, Kody “Big Mo” Mommaerts, and former WWE Diva Danielle Moinet (Summer Rae).

• BYB recently acquired BKB, the world’s oldest and Europe’s largest bare-handed weapons company, making BYB the world’s largest in terms of global distribution, content library and staff;
• Expanded live, free-to-air coverage across both linear and OTT channels including BYB, Fuse TV, Fight Network and beIN; also partnered to bring archived footage to television weekly;
• Entered the legal gambling sector with many sports betting sites under the supervision of US Integrity;
• Snoop has created a number of viral moments, including the recent “banana slap heard around the world,” the most intense fight of the year that put Stephen A. Smith on the podium, and Shaq (and Barstool’s At Large) jumping into the booth with our star-studded broadcast team of Mike Goldberg and Paulie Malignaggi.