Fate of Brazilian MMA’s First Mixed Gender Fight is in Limbo

Emerson Falcao and Juliana Valesquez MMA Brazil

The idea of a male vs. female MMA fight has come up before still hasn’t come to fruition. It seemed like it would happen last week, when it was announced that Emerson Falcao and Juliana Valesquez would spar on December 20 in Rio de Janeiro. There’s even a promo for it however, mmafighting.com announced that Shooto Brazil isn’t so sure anymore.

I love that Velasquez ain’t scurred but I’m not sure that this is a good idea, so I can see why it’s still in limbo. Men have a strength advantage over women–you know, all that testosterone–so even if they’re matched by height and weight (it looks like they are), Falcao may still have an edge over Velasquez but I digress.

It’s still under review for now but if it happens, I hope Velasquez kicks his ass.

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