Most Bizarre MMA Bout Ever Sees 139-Pound Female Fighter Knock Out 529-Pound Bloke
An MMA fight in Russia has gone viral - and for all the wrong reasons too.
An insane knockout or slick submission wasn't the reason why this bout has been seen by thousands online.
The reason why it became an overnight internet sensation was because of the sheer weight difference between the two fighters.
Professional MMA fighter Darina Madzyuk competes at 139 pounds.
As for her opponent, he's a fair few divisions above.
YouTuber Grigory Chistyakov weighed in at 529 pounds for his exhibition clash with Madzyuk.
And, well, let's just say it didn't end too well for the fella.
While he initially tried to bear hug his far-smaller opponent, his sheer size and reach advantage didn't get him far for much longer.
Madzyuk, who competes at bantamweight, quickly took control of the fight with her superior striking.
At one point in the contest, Chistyakov looked like he'd taken the upper hand after pinning Madzyuk up against the cage under his body weight.
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But after the referee finally separated the two, it wasn't long before the pro mixed martial artist's skill set got her out of trouble and she started landing some devastating shots to the head.
A well-time right hand dropped Chistyakov and after some viscous ground and pound the bout was eventually waved off by the referee.
While we're still unsure what promotion the duo were fighting for, it hasn't stopped MMA fans and experts from wading in.
Footage of the strange match-up flooded social media and people didn't quite know what to make of the spectacle.
Some heaped praise on the duo while others - including UFC referee Marc Goddard - slated the event.
"This is what we are dealing with in 2020," Goddard said.
"This is what we are fighting against as the parallels and negative connotations are continually drawn.
"To outsiders and detractors, this is MMA. Shameful. Sickening. Abysmal."
Either way, the sheer size difference made for an interesting spectacle.
It has been a very long time since the UFC has utilised weight classes - they haven't done so since 1997, to be exact.
And after seeing these events unfold in Russia, you can't imagine they'd be scrapping the divisions anytime soon.
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