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Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood teams up with BYB Extreme Fighting

2 March 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, BYB Extreme Fighting Series and Unconquered Promotions are proud to announce their partnership bringing "Brawl III: Brawl at The Rock," a bare knuckle boxing event, to South Florida fight fans in 2020.

BYBRAWL with spokesperson Dhafir Harris, also known as Dada 5000, and their cast of local, regional, national and international fighters will light up the new Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood on Saturday, 7 March at 8 p.m. with an exciting Bare-Knuckle fight card in BYB Extreme's patented triangle ring, the smallest in all combat sports. Affectionately known by fans as the "Trigon," its three equal sides create a tight fighting space on 7 March.

Tickets cost $45, $65, $80, $105, $155, $205, $255, and $305.. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available online. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Additional fees may apply.

"Partnering with Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood has been a goal of ours from our inception," said Mike Vazquez, president of BYB Extreme. "We have been a South Florida fighting series looking for a South Florida home, and where better than Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, a leader in entertainment."

"When we first envisioned the new Hard Rock Live, we imagined a multipurpose venue that could accommodate a wide variety of events," said Bo Guidry, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. "With the addition of Brawl at The Rock, in tandem with BYB Extreme and Unconquered Promotions, Hard Rock Live has become the epicenter of entertainment in South Florida and a standout option for fight fans."

"My team and I worked very hard to open the doors for bare knuckle boxing, and I want to thank the Seminole Tribe and Hard Rock, the State of Florida, and our friends from D.C.," said Elliot Alvarado, Chairman of Unconquered.

Highlighting the bare knuckle undercard will be a "185 lb. "Round Robin" tournament, featuring five bouts, with the winners moving on to the next round of the tournament at a future date. The overall winner of the tournament will receive a championship belt. Among the combatants in the tournament are two Floridians who will battle each other: undefeated South Florida-native Rene Rodriguez (12-0) vs. Miami's bruiser Robert Brown (4-0).

Undefeated Riviera Beach, Fla. female strawweight Lokadia Carthan (12-0) and Miami's middleweight Isiah Quinones (4-1) will also appear on the undercard.

The fight card is headlined by a super heavyweight showdown between Chris Barnett and Matt Kovacs, and a light heavyweight battle between Mike Trujillo and Matt Delanoit.

"The blood, sweat and tears displayed by fighters in 'Dawg Fight' is what initially caught our eye and truly fueled our ambition to create a controlled and organized environment that establishes a platform for the world to witness true BRAWLS," co-promoter Jose Suris added. "The evolution that the fight world has experienced in the last 30 years allowed us to take the best parts of professional combat sports – boxing, kickboxing and mixed-martial-arts – to make BYB Extreme the 'Peoples Choice' for fight fans around the world."

Dhafir Harris, aka Dada 5000 comments, "We want to pack the house and show the world that South Florida is the Bare-knuckle capital of the world!"

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