Russia has become infamous for hosting intergender MMA fights of late, and their latest contest saw a 75-year-old man and his grandson pitted against a woman in a peculiar two-on-one bout.
The fight was put on by the promotional company Epic Fighting Championship, who have been subject to widespread controversy because of their decision to stage these intergender contests.
Last month, adult film star Alexander Pistoletov took on plus-size model Sasha Mamaha in an amateur exhibition fight, but this latest contest was even more bizarre.
Yulia Mishko, also known as the ‘Tomboy’, faced up against the pair of Big Igibob and his grandad Vladimir Spartak.
Neither Igibob nor Spartak had any previous professional fighting experience but Spartak claimed to have served in the Vietnam war.
The fight went the distance, with the competitors battling it out for three rounds of three minutes each.
Remarkably, 75-year-old Spartak was the main aggressor in the early exchanges, with Igibob choosing to shy away from any physical contact.
In the second round, Mishko seemed far more comfortable and inflicted damage on both Spartak and Igibob as she attempted to deliver a knockout blow.
Shockingly, despite seemingly dominating the fight, judges ruled the contest a draw –– much to the fury of Mishko and her team.
Spartak admitted afterwards he had essentially given up on winning and was merely trying to stay in the contest.
While Epic Fighting Promotions appear to be persisting with these intergender bouts, Polish promotion MMA-VIP3 were the first to make headlines with such fights.
Female fighter Ula Siekacz was badly beaten by Piotr ‘Mua Boy’ Lisowski, who secured a brutal second-round knockout.
Many renowned MMA fighters have criticised intergender contests, including UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey.
The former Women’s Bantamweight Champion said: “I don’t think it’s a great idea to have a man hitting a woman on television.”