BYB 13 fight card is now official.
The promotion released the lineup for the event taking place this Saturday, 19 November.
After a successful London debut, the promotion is back in its home base of Florida. The city of Tampa hosts.
Ten bruising bare knuckle bouts are scheduled. Read on for more fight card info.
Desmond Green vs Scott McHugh
Headlining the event is an anticipated title fight. UFC veteran Des “The Predator” Green battles British standout Scott “Mute” McHugh, a talented bare knuckler representing Britain’s own BKB organisation.
The fight is for the BYB and Police Gazette Diamond middleweight belts.
Green is 2-0 in BYB. He debuted with an early stoppage against veteran Jeff Chiffens at BYB 7 in September 2021. Three months later at BYB 8, Green won a decision against Brazilian spoiler Carlos Alexandre.
McHugh makes his BYB and U.S. debut. The Leeds hard man will have to adapt to 3-minute rounds with dirty boxing allowed. But Green hasn’t yet faced a skilled pugilist like McHugh. The Brit also enjoys a considerable advantage in experience.
Who will prevail? Both men have showed confidence in predicting victory.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned, one punch can truly change everything in a bare knuckle fight.
Tony Lopez vs DJ Linderman
Who doesn’t like a heavyweight fight?
BYB 13 also features a battle for the promotion’s heavyweight title.
Ageless wonder Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez defends the belt against impressive newcomer DJ Linderman.
The two warriors have a common opponent-former BKFC contender Josh Burns.
Lopez, 48, upset the heavy-handed Burns by unanimous decision at BYB 9. A veteran of 97 listed pro fights, Lopez stopped Jordan Mitchell in 3 rounds at BYB 10. He looks to retain the gold against Linderman.
Like Lopez, Linderman defeated Burns in his BYB debut. “Da Protege” impressively won by third-round stoppage.
Lopez is a crafty veteran with more bare knuckle experience. Linderman is younger and the harder puncher. The durable Lopez has never been stopped in bare knuckle.
Other BYB 13 Bouts
Former title challenger Monica Medina faces the tough Jessica Link in a female bout.
Ukraine’s Bovar Khanakov debuts against Isaac Freeman.
After an impressive showing against Seth Shaffer, Toby Misech returns versus Julio Tanori.
John Birdsong and Christopher Gonzalez return to The Mighty Trigon to face one another.
How to Watch BYB 13
BYB 13 streams live and free on the Stadium App or the Watch Stadium website.
The action starts at 8pm EST (1am Sunday in the UK).