The official weigh in and final press conference was held today for tomorrow night’s (Friday, Apr. 5) BYB Extreme Series (BYB) professional bare-knuckle fighting pay-per-view event, “BYB Brawl 1: Brawl For It ALL,” live from the Cheyenne Ice & Event Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
BYB Extreme was initially inspired by the original Backyard Fights that were held in Miami, featured in the award-winning documentary “Dawg Fight”, which debuted and is still available to watch on Netflix. Dada 5000 was the subject and star of “Dawg Fight”. Production of “Dawg Fight 2”, produced once again by award-winning documentary filmmaker Billy Corben (Rakontur), concludes at “BYB Brawl 1: Brawl for it ALL”.
“BYB Brawl 1: Brawl For It ALL”, presented by title sponsor Pure and Natural (www.getpureandnatural.com), is the first sanctioned-event promoted by BYB Extreme, bare-knuckle fighting’s most intense combat sports promoter. Nine professional bare-knuckle fights and two mixed-martial-arts fights will all held inside the “The Trigon”, the most confrontational cage in combat sports.
Dada 5000 will be part of the BYB Extreme announcing team at cage-side, along with blow-by-blow announcer Din Thomas, and color commentators Chris Byrd, the former world heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic medalist, and Dada 5000’s brother, Dyrushio “Rusy” Harris. Tony Martinez will support the BYB announcing team in Spanish and veteran Bob Alexander is the BYB ring announcer.
Integrated Sports Media will distribute “BYB Brawl 1: Brawl For It ALL” throughout North America – available in both English and Spanish – on pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Dish and Vubiquity in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw, Rogers and SaskTel in Canada, on cable, satellite and digital pay-per-view, in addition to being live-streamed worldwide on the FITE.TV app and website. The action starts at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT for a suggested retail price of $24.95. The first bare-knuckles fight will be streamed live for FREE on FITE.TV and Facebook Live, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, leading into the 10-fight PPV card.
Official weights and pictures below:
MAIN EVENT – HEAVYWEIGHTS – 5 X 3 BK
(L) Josh “Dempsey” Gormley, Miami, FL 235 LBS.
(R) Bobby “Zombie” Brents, Springfield, IL 264.2 LBS.
CO-FEATURE – WELTERWEIGHTS – 5 X 3 BK
Jake “The Goon” Young, London, Ontario, Canada 175 LBS.
Matt “MFD” Delanoit, Omaha, NE 174.8 LBS,
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS — 5 X 3
(L) Billy “The Kid” Martin, Casper, WY 194.4 LBS.
(R) Leo Pla, Parker, CO 193 LBS.
HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 MMA
(L) Jamelle “The Beast” Jones, Coeur d’Alene, ID 247.8 LBS.
(R) Matt “The Attack” Kovacs, Everett, WA 250.4 LBS.
FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHTS – 5 X 2 BK
Christine “Knuckles” Stanley, Lakebay, WA 145.8 LBS.
Latoya “Lionheart” Burton, Ashville, NC 142/2 LBS.
CRUISERWEIGHTS – 5 X 3 BK
Joey Angelo, Las Vegas, NV 204.2 LBS.
Joseph Guillen, Red Springs, WY 197.6 LBS.
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 MMA
Lamar “The Abomination” Cannady-Foster, Detroit, MI 305.8 LBS.
Jermayne “Redman” Barnes, Fort Lauderdale, FL 284.4 LBS.
MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 5 X 3 BK
Alphonso “Chocolate” Frierson, Miami, FL 165.4 LBS.
Mike “Dragon Hulk” Trujillo, Miami, FL 180.4 LBS.
CRUISERWEIGHTS – 5 X 3 BK
Robert “Real Business” Brown, Jr., Atlanta, GA 192.2 LBS.
Lorenzo “The Juggernaut” Hunt, Jacksonville, FL 203.4 LBS.
WELTERWEIGHTS – 5 X 3 BK
Brian “Stpone Handz” Jackson, Cheboygan, MI 177.2 LBS.
John Michael “JoMi” Escoboza, Coconut Creek, FL by way of Dominican 169 LBS.
BANTAMWEIGHTS –5 X 3 BK
Albert “Speedy” Martinez, Valdosta, GA 143.8 LBS.
Robert “Billy Bad Ass” Fletcher, Park Rapids, MN 146 LBS.
(fights & fighters subject to change)