Bryce Hall: TikTok Star & Controversial Competitor at BKFC 48
TikTok star Bryce Hall is set to make his debut in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, taking on a fighter with actual BKFC experience.
In the world of combat sports, influencers trying to make their mark are a dime a dozen. However, Bryce Hall is a unique case. At just 23 years old, this TikTok sensation is set to make his debut in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) this Friday. What sets him apart is that he won't be facing off against another social media star, but rather a seasoned fighter with actual BKFC experience. It's a refreshing change of pace.
For those who may be unfamiliar with Bryce Hall, let's dive into his background. Born in 1999 in Ellicott City, Maryland, Hall was raised by a single mother. When he turned 15, he started creating content on social media platforms as a way to make friends and combat the bullying he had experienced. His journey began with live streaming on the YouNow platform and quickly gained traction with Vine and Musical.ly, where he amassed tens of thousands of followers. His content primarily consisted of lip syncing and dancing, showcasing his talent and creativity.
In 2018, Hall made the move to Los Angeles, a city known for its thriving entertainment industry. The following year, he was featured in the documentary "Jawline," which shed light on the lives of up-and-coming social media celebrities. The film also delved into Hall's legal troubles with talent manager Michael Weist, who sued him for defamation. Hall later publicly retracted his statements about Weist.
As Hall's profile continued to rise, he joined forces with five other influencers to form the Sway House. This Bel Air mansion, owned by TalentX Entertainment, served as their base of operations. In exchange for free room and board, Hall and his fellow influencers were expected to create content and share profits with TalentX. However, this arrangement came to an end in 2021.
During his time at the Sway House, Hall's presence on TikTok skyrocketed. He now boasts over 24 million subscribers on the platform, while his YouTube channel has amassed 3 million subscribers. His current content focuses on sharing his personal journey as an influencer, highlighting both the highs and lows of his unique career.
Aside from his legal issues with Weist, Hall has found himself entangled in other legal troubles. In 2020, he faced a misdemeanor charge for violating LA County's COVID-19 protocols after hosting a house party for his 21st birthday. Additionally, he was arrested in Lee County, TX in May 2020 for possession of marijuana. Later that year, TMZ obtained footage of Hall engaging in a physical altercation with a restaurant worker in Los Angeles. He was subsequently sued for various charges, including battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and acts of violence motivated by race, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, and primary language.
In 2021, Hall made his boxing debut at the YouTubers vs. TikTokers event, a pay-per-view spectacle held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. He fought in the main event against Austin McBroom, representing TikTok. Unfortunately, Hall suffered a third-round TKO defeat.
Since then, Hall has been involved in numerous discussions for potential crossover boxing matches, though none have come to fruition. However, what makes this year truly remarkable is Hall's signing with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. His debut is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2023, at BKFC 48, where he will face Gee Perez, also known as 'The Cutman'. Perez boasts a flawless record of 3-0 in BKFC, with all victories coming by way of TKO.
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