Another Bare-Knuckle Boxing Event Is Coming To Cheyenne [VIDEO]
The bare-knuckle boxing boom will continue in the Cowboy State this spring when the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center hosts the BYB Extreme Fighting Series "Brawl For It All" on Friday, April 5th.
The card will feature eight bare-knuckle bouts and two mixed martial arts fights contested inside a 7-foot triangle cage. The event marks the first time bare-knuckle boxing and MMA have shared the bill and the first time a bare-knuckle brawl has been fought inside a cage.
"The idea is to increase confrontation by decreasing and modifying the fight area to provide the most confrontational cage in all combat sports," promotor Mike Vasquez explained in a press release. "There's no place to hide, it's a real fight".
BYB Extreme Fighting Series is the third entity to stage a card since Wyoming became the first state to license and regulate bare-knuckle boxing, which had been outlawed since the late-1800s. The sport debuted at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center last June. Another promotor staged a similar event at the Casper Events Center in November.
Tickets to the BYB "Brawl For It All" are on sale now via Ticketfly and range in price from $25 to $150. The event will also be broadcast on cable, satellite, and digital pay-per-view.