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MMA's 'Biggest Mismatch' Stopped By Referee In First Round

Dominic Smithers

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MMA's 'Biggest Mismatch' Stopped By Referee In First Round

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

People are calling a recent fight the 'biggest mismatch' ever in MMA. Check it out below:


It should go without saying that you have to be a certain kind of person to get into a ring of any description and fight another human being.

Usually, you should be in decent shape, pretty fearless and have trained for a long time beforehand on honing your craft.

However, in what has been branded MMA's 'biggest mismatch', a young lad called Craig Wood found out the hard way how quickly a fight can end when you're out of your depth.

The 21-year-old was competing in the Evolution of Combat 9 event in Glasgow, Scotland, back in September 2021, when he got in the cage against Aron Leo.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

A photo was shared on social media this week, showing the pair standing side by side after, unsurprisingly, Craig had been beaten, quite comprehensively, within the first 15 seconds of the fight.

After the picture was posted on Twitter, it led to many people commenting and asking what the hell was going on and how Craig was paired with Leo.

Sharing the photo to his page, MMA writer Harry Williams asked: "Can we please find out who allowed this fight to go ahead? I know there’s journeymen, but there’s a line, surely."

Replying to him, someone who attended the event shared footage from the fight itself, in which Craig is seen falling to the canvas after receiving a combo from Aron.

He then receives a couple more thumps as he lies on the ground before the referee steps in to put an end to the contest.

Ahead of the fight, Craig was introduced as Craig Knight, which caused even more confusion.

Replying to Harry in the comments, Craig explained: "I asked them to change name to mine but because I filled in for another journeyman within the couple hours of fight they couldn't."

Craig was defeated in the first round. Credit: Twitter
Craig was defeated in the first round. Credit: Twitter

He then hit back at the criticism of his physique, saying: "I'll let ya in on something, I'm in a lot better shape than I look."

But be that as it may, the event was heavily criticised for allowing the bout to go ahead.

Conor McGregor's teammate Artem Lobov also weighed in on the bout, saying it was wrong for fighters to try and screw their records.

He said: "Tapology have started to remove padded record fights, which is a great idea!"

Another added: "I've heard of padded records but this is on another level​."

Topics: MMA, UK News

Dominic Smithers
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