What a wonderful night of fighting for women's mixed martial arts. The most dominant woman in the history of MMA came back to take on an experienced veteran to not only test her skills but her will to win. The eyes of everyone around the world was watching this fight, and even though it was short-lived, it certainly didn't disappoint. Of course I am talking about Gabi Garcia taking on legitimate grandmother, Yumika Hotta. If you were only watching Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes, I feel sorry for you, because this fight owned. Just look at these two competitors. First, our beloved grandmother:
And here is 210 pounds of Gabi Garcia:
So I was super excited to watch this match, but my expectations were not nearly high enough, because everything about this was awesome. I mean, just look at this staredown.
But the beginning of this match may have been the greatest thing I have ever seen in mixed martial arts.
This moment belongs in the Smithsonian. I can't stop watching it, as it is absolutely mesmerizing.
Shockingly, this was not a strategy for success for Hotta. Yumika then ate a knee, but that was just to lure her into her master plan.
Unfortunately, that master plan did not quite work out as Hotta was finished in 41 seconds.
This fight was incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. It should have never happened. That being said, it was totally awesome, and I am SO glad it did. Also, was this beating really any worse than the one Ronda Rousey took from Amanda Nunes? No, and Hotta at least gets to snuggle with her grandkids at the end of the night.
Never change, Japanese MMA.