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Gallery: ‘Rise of the Titans’ brings bare knuckle fighting to Casper

Mike Aderete struggles against Josh Neer in their bout during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

The blood and sweat flew in the ring during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday night at the Casper Events Center.

It was the inaugural event for the new World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation. The show was broadcast over pay-per-view television around the world.

Bare knuckle fighting was legally sanctioned in Wyoming earlier this year.

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Crowds were treated to 11 bouts starting with newbies in the preliminary card up to stars in the UFC. Fighters from other disciplines participated in the event, which is said to take boxing back to its original form.

Full results from last night can be seen here.

Chris Leben readies his final knockout blow to Phil Baroni in the main event round during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Chris Leben aims for Phil Baroni in the short main event round during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Phil Baroni is on the ground after a blow from Chris Leben in the short main event round during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Chris Leben is prepared before entering the ring for the main event round against Phil Baroni during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Johny Hendricks is bloodied near the end of his fight against Dakota Cochrane during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Dakota Cochrane celebrates his win by knockout against Johnny Hendricks during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Dakota Cochrane’s fist is bloodied after his bout against Johny Hendricks during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Joey Angelo lands a punch on Julian Lane in the corner during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Jasmine Clarkson takes a hit from Christina Marks during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Christina Marks fights Jasmine Clarkson during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Jasmine Clarkson is bloodied early in her bout against Christina Marks during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Jay Cucciniello looks at his hands after his bout against Robbie Peralta during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Bobbie Peralta and Jay Cucciniello fight during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Bobbie Peralta and Jay Cucciniello fight during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Nick Gonzalez and Leon Mynhardt fight during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Josh Neer and Mike Alderete fight during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Joey Munoz thanks the crowd after his underdog win in 5 rounds against Marcelo Alfaya during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Marcelo Alfaya takes a swing at Joey Munoz during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Joey Munoz and Marcelo Alfaya fight during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Issac Vallie-Flagg takes a hit from Cory Simpson during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Cory Simpson grimaces in pain after his bout against Issac Vallie-Flagg during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
C.J. Levique watches Juan Torres go down during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Promoters with the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation organization watch ringside during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Fred Pierce and Jeff Chiffens fight in the preliminary card bouts during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Fred Pierce looks up after falling during the ‘Rise of the Titans’ event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)