A mixed gender MMA fight in Russia descended into even more madness when a man jumped into the cage mid-bout to break things up.
A bizarre mixed gender MMA fight descended into chaos when a fan jumped in the cage to try and break up the bout.
The Sun reports the match-up in Russia was between women’s blogger Sasha Mamaha, 26, and porn-themed performance artist Alexander Pistoletov, 50.
It was staged by Epic Fighting Championships and was total mayhem from start to finish. Most astonishingly, during round three a member of the crowd jumped into the cage while Mamaha was on the floor with Pistoletov trying a submission.
The crazed fan attempted to pull the pair apart with a flying kerb-stomp — only for the referee to pull him off.
According to Bloody Elbow, the supporter was actually a member of Mamaha’s entourage.
Incredibly, the unprecedented bout then resumed.
The referee reset the fighters on the floor with Pistoletov — who is also a singer and features in music videos with no clothes on — soon getting the submission stoppage.
But in another shocking turn, after Mamaha protested the result, organisers decided to resume the fight again with one additional round.
Mamaha then went on to finish the bout and was even declared the winner on points despite having tapped out earlier in round three.
The wild event also had a two-on-two women’s team MMA fight, resembling a WWE tag-team match.
This bout in Russia comes after a Polish mixed gender fight last year which saw female fighter Ula Siekacz battered by Piotr ‘Mua Boy’ Lisowski, and was widely slammed.
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation said at the time: “Media coverage has brought our attention to an inter-sex MMA bout that took place in Poland over the weekend.
“Although neither the promoter nor competitors have any association with IMMAF, as the international governing body for amateur mixed martial arts, I feel it is important that I state our position.
“IMMAF categorically disagrees with this intentionally scandalous, form of entertainment, which does not represent the sport of MMA or its values and puts women at risk.
“It is unacceptable that women and men should compete against each other in combat sports, essentially for reasons of safety but also fair play, and we in no way endorse this.”
This story first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Mixed gender MMA fight is total mayhem as man jumps into cage mid-bout
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