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Bullfighters Only (BFO) World Championship 2018 returns to Tropicana Las Vegas

Grab your cowboy hats and pack your suitcases folks because Cowboy Lifestyle Network is headed to the Bullfighters Only Championship in sunny Las Vegas, NV!

Grab your cowboy hats and pack your suitcases folks because Cowboy Lifestyle Network is headed to the Bullfighters Only Championship in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada! We invite you to join in on the fun and take part in cheering on some of the most impressive athletes and animal athletes the rodeo world has to offer.

In conjunction with the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Bullfighters Only will be returning to Las Vegas for their 2018 championship which will be held at 2pm, December 6th-15th at the gorgeous, Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

With special BFO room rates starting at $45 per night, the time to book your stay at the Tropicana is now! Visit: for more information on how you can book your 2018 NFR stay. Bullfighters Only CEO Aaron Ferguson states, “Tropicana Casino and Resort is affordable for people coming to Vegas that time of year. It’s right on The Strip and has easy access to all things rodeo during NFR. Plus, it’s just down the road from the Thomas & Mack Center.”

Featuring the most talented athletes in the game, such as two-time reigning BFO World Champion Weston Rutkowski, Bullfighters Only is the perfect entertainment for any thrill-seeker.

But what is Bullfighters Only? “Bullfighters Only is the world’s premier freestyle bullfighting competition series. Featuring an international roster of elite pros competing against the meanest fighting bulls for the largest purse in bullfighting history. Since its inception, BFO has evolved to become a platform that serves to excite the western community, educate both the avid and casual fans, and present the sport to an entirely new audience” ( Audience members are kept on the edge of their seats as these athletes, jump, dodge, and dance around up to 1,500 pounds of charging bull!

However, BFO offers much more than a chance for competitors to display extreme athleticism, it also offers a sanctuary for the breed of bull, Toro Bravo, which is typically featured in traditional bullfighting rings in other countries, due to its natural instinct to charge. Bullfighters Only provides a much more humane experience for these animal athletes, who are celebrated as much as their human “dance partners” and are given the chance to live out their full lives in luxury as celebrated athletes. BFO’s fighting bulls such as “Spitfire” and “The Spaniard” have even become just as popular as their human counterparts!

Bullfighters Only CEO, Aaron Ferguson shares, “we had eight incredible days of competition last year. This year we’ve upped the ante, so to speak. We’re going to increase our performances, and we’re going to have a larger venue to allow for more fans to enjoy the show.”

With a purse of more than $50,000 and this year’s world champion receiving an additional $50,000 bonus, the stakes are high.

As of September 9th, 2018, current tour standings put bullfighters, Weston Rutkowski ($21,670) in first place, Kris Furr ($18,361) in 2nd, and Toby Inman ($15,675) in third. The first performance will feature the top 9 bullfighters in the standings as they compete for the Fourth Annual Roughy Cup. Rising talent will also have the opportunity to compete in a series of qualifier events.

Bullfighters Only, the Tropicana Las Vegas Resort & Casino, and Cowboy Lifestyle Network hope you will join us this December for the 2018 BFO World Championships in conjunction with the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!

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Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having grown up barrel racing, serving as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen and as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and performing around Phoenix with her band. Taryn is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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