Images of a cross-gender mixed martial arts fight that took place in Russia began surfacing on social media yesterday, sparking outrage on social media nearly a year after the last high-profile inter-gender contest and very controversial.
Video footage of the fight began to surface on social media platform, Twitter initially on Friday, with the male contestant, who appears to be wearing eye makeup, stopping the contestant with second-round strikes to secure a victory by direct elimination, via a series of strikes on the ground.
A fight between the sexes causes the candidate to suffer a second knockout loss on the ground
In the one-minute video, the two contestants exchange kicks before the man secures an out via a judo throw near the cage fence, before gaining lateral control. As the female attempts to land on her back, the male then sets up a full mount, before landing a series of ground strikes resulting in a TKO stop when the referee intervenes.
The class that hosted the fights is called MMA-VIP and the card in question featured numerous monster fights, promoted by Marcin Najman.
“The very first clashes between women and men, in which the controversial “Polish Ken” and “Mua Boy” will appear,”Read the event billing on promotions official site. “Each of the fights taking place during the MMA-VIP 3 gala carries an incredible load of emotions that you will not find during other freak-fight events. The organizer and initiator of this project, Marcin Najman, is the guarantee to create a spectacle unlike anything you have seen so far.“
This latest inter-gender fight, which calls into question how this type of confrontation could even be punished, follows another fairly high-profile inter-gender fight that also took place in Russia around the same time last year.
Darina Mazdyuk, a Russian mixed flyweight martial artist took on Grigory Chistyakov, a man over 500 pounds last year in a much-criticized intergender monster fight.
On this occasion, Mazdyuk managed to secure a first-round knockout victory over Chistyakov, which earned him a multi-fight contract under the Bellator MMA banner led by Scott Coker.
The 29-year-old made her promotional debut last weekend at the Bellator 269 event in Moscow, Russia, where she suffered a second-round knockout loss via a series of ground strikes against Katarzyna Sadura. during his first walk under the control of the promotion.