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By Mike Johnson on 4/11/2024 10:40 AM

Full Card: BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Returns to Denver’s Stockyard Events Center May 10 for BYB 26: Mile High Brawl

Star-filled lineup to highlight bare knuckle return to Denver includes world title fight between two of BYB’s biggest stars, a hard-hitting cruiserweight title eliminator match, showdown between hometown women’s super lightweight brawlers, and bare knuckle debut of Robert Duran Jr., son of the legendary “Hands of Stone”

Denver, CO – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Hall of Fame matchmaker Mel Valenzuela announced the full card for May 10’s BYB 26 Mile High Brawl at the Stockyard Events Center in Denver, CO. Tickets are available now at

BYB Super Middleweight Champion LT “Smash” Nelson (4-1-1, 4 KOs) looks to become BYB’s first two division champion when he faces Tommy “The Samurai” Turner (2-1, 2 KOs) for the vacant BYB Middleweight title.  

BYB Lightweight Champion Paty Juarez (4-1) returns home to Denver to take on Khortni “The Head Hunter” Kamyron (1-1-1, Parker, CO)  in a Super Lightweight Bout.

Uly “The Monster” Diaz (4-2, 4 KOs) and Zion Tomlinson, Sr. (3-3-1NC, 3 KOs) face off in a Cruiserweight title eliminator match.

Robert Duran Jr. (son of hall of fame boxer Roberto Duran) looks to make a statement on the bare knuckle world when he debuts against fellow BYB newcomer Javon “Wolfman” Wright.


Shawn Rall will make his bare knuckle debut against Argentina’s Walter Saravia (1-0, 1 KO).

Art “The Deadman” Parker faces off against Dixon Dixon (0-1), who put on an impressive performance in his Fight of the Night against Yordn Fuentes at his debut at BYB 23

Joey Angelo (2-2, 1 KO) returns to the Trigon for the first time since tearing his biceps at BYB 10 when he takes on undefeated Maurice Morris (1-0, 1 KO).

Aurora, Colorado’s Mitch Seybold (2-2, 2KOs) faces Tylor Sigmon (1-1, 1 KO).

Card subject to change. Visit and follow @bybextreme on all social platforms for tickets and information.


Lorawnt-T (LT) “Smash” Nelson is one of the most experienced multi-disciplined fighters in the world, having fought bare knuckle, kickboxing, boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, and Lethwei. He won the BYB Super Middleweight title this past December in Denver against Robert Serna. His only loss came by decision in a title match against Sam Liera in what was the 2022 Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame fight of the year.  His victories and draw have come against four international bare knuckle champions.

“Fighting is what I do; it’s not really a choice. It is what I am. I’ve earned BYB gold by beating the best in the world anytime they’ve been put across the Trigon from me. Tommy certainly fits the bill, and we are going to make fireworks together. I can’t wait to put on a show with him, but when it’s all said and done, I’ll be the first two-division champ in BYB history, and looking to collect more belts.”


Tommy “The Samurai” Turner of Payette, Idaho by way of Ontario, OR is one of the strongest and most experienced boxers on the BYB roster, and has ascended the ranks of bare knuckle as quickly as anyone in the sport.  After an eye-opening first round TKO in his debut against Henry Williams (4-2) last February, Turner earned a Police Gazette World Diamond Belt title match against arguably the best pound-for-pound bare knuckle fighter alive, Barrie Jones. Despite the loss, Turner walked away knowing he can go toe-to-toe with the best in the world. 

“I have as much respect for LT as I do anyone in this sport. We’ve fought on two cards together, and am glad we’ve had the chance to become close,” said Turner.  “But sometimes, two guys who are buddies have to say f*** it and beat the shit out of each other for a title, hence, Nelson vs. Turner.  A year ago, I fully committed to this sport, and this is what I’ve been working towards.  On May 10, I won’t leave Denver without having my hand raised as BYB Middleweight champion.”


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 into a more structured product for a broader, 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, Colorado, London, and Dubai, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle.