At 24/7 Entertainment 12 – State of Emergency in Odessa, Texas, Alida Gray answered the bell with a hop, skip, jump, and a massive overhand right H-Bomb. The fight ended in just five seconds, one of the fastest KOs in women’s MMA history. Gray, a 1996 Olympic alternate in Judo, won her debut MMA fight via arm bar, but this time it ended with an overhand right that Dan Henderson would have been proud of. Opponent Soannia Tiem, a Muay Thai specialist, fell to the mat with her arms eerily locked in a “hands up I surrender” position
24/7 Entertainment is run by West Texas promoter Fabian Butler:
One of the former owners of the dominant and defining league in mixed martial arts was asked once to define the power of the sport.
“… there’s the holy s*** factor,” he explained. “Actually, they said ‘the holy f***ing s*** factor.’ It happens at every fight. At least one or two times in every show, whether you say it out loud or you say it to yourself, you go, ‘Holy s*** did that just happen?’ I mean, you might see somebody do a flip, get kicked in the head, get knocked out with a punch. At some point, you’re going ‘whoah, did that just happen? Did I really just see that?’ That’s the nucleus of what our product is.”
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