Last month, news broke that a 12-year-old MMA fighter named Momo would make her debut in Japan against 24-year-old Momoko Yamazaki. The opponents fell within the same weight class, but professional fighters expressed concerns about the dangers of a child engaging in a physical fight with an adult.
Perhaps they need not have worried — about Momo, at least. When the match took place on Saturday, Momo locked Yamazaki in a horrible-sounding “rear-naked choke,” according to the Bleacher Report. Yamazaki lost consciousness, and Momo was declared the winner.
12 years old girl, Momo got a RNC win against Momoko Yamasaki at Deep Jewels event in Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/OF2ccBuz7N
— Bruno Massami (Бруно Массами) (@BrMassami) May 20, 2017
It’s hard to feel good about any of this. A woman was choked, after all, and a kid was placed at risk. But Momo has certainly proved herself a force to be reckoned with.
Read more at The Bleacher Report.