Before 2012, the UFC doesn’t believe that women can fight in the Octagon as much as men can. You cannot see females fighting mixed martial arts with the biggest international promotion back then.
The present, however, is very different. The UFC’s women’s division attracts fans and viewers as much as the opposite division does. All of its female fighters are highly skilled too, and pretty much on the same level as the men, technique-wise.
Despite this, due to obvious reasons, a woman could still never fight a man in an MMA fight no matter how trained and strong she is.
This featured video, however, shows an exhibition fight between female MMA fighter Sherisse Subero and a male opponent. If you think the guy will dominantly subdue her, sit there and watch.
An exhibition match took place at the Paradise Boxing Championship in the British Virgin Islands. Though anyone can tell that the man isn’t fighting as much as he would fight another masculine person, it is still definitely a tough match for a lady.
Good for Self-Defence
For most women training in contact sports as MMA, competing against male opponents is probably actually good for self-defence training purposes. It would prepare you for a real-world encounter vs a man whose intention is to harm you.
With that being mentioned, it can be interesting to imagine how UFC’s female fighters will perform against male counterparts. Actually, it happened once in an informal setting when former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate fought against four dudes inside the cage.
Though they are not MMA-trained blokes, all of us still know how strong males are compared to females. On the video, Tate gave four Jackass-wannabes 2 minutes each to “see how many times she can make them tap.” It was a satisfying footage.
Despite this idea, a woman vs man match in the UFC is probably never going to happen.
Subero’s skills on this bout have sent an unexpected end to this match. No matter how masculine someone is, a well-trained fighter still has a significant edge.
Watch the video below:
The match ended in a second-round dominance on Subero’s end.