Female UFC fighter vs. man – someone gets KO’d!
The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people believe, however; it was introduced to the world on a cold evening in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993, and called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The premise was beautiful in its simplicity: to simply answer the question of which martial art is most effective.
Fast forward over 20 years and we now have a sport that jockeys for top position in popularity in many countries. Although the sport has evolved, the original question that was set out to be answered is still one that intrigues people to this day.
What if we took that general idea and manipulated the question with one intriguing differentiation: gender. What would happen if we had a boxing match that saw a man facing off against a woman? What if that woman happened to be a mixed martial artist who currently fights in the UFC?
Enter Germaine de Randamie…
On February 11th UFC 208 takes place in Brooklyn, New York and is headlined by the inaugural Featherweight fight in the women’s division. This fight happens to be for a coveted UFC Championship belt and will feature Germaine de Randamie versus Holly Holm.
No stranger to combat sports and a Muay Thai expert, de Randamie is no stranger to facing stiff competition in the world of combat sports, however; back in 2007 she had a fight on her hand against a very intriguing opponent: Tom Weas.
Yes, 7-time world kickboxing champion Germaine de Randamie entered the squared circle to take on a man. The result was a stunning knockout but who knocked out who?
Check out the video below to find out.
Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…