All notions of technique were quickly forgotten when Mumia Abu Dey Ali and Mitch Aguiar met at Legacy Fighting Alliance 46 on Friday, as the two fighters engaged in a wild brawl which was as entertaining as it was brief.
Ali and Aguiar, both in the formative years of their fighter careers, were intent on not taking a backward step in the bout, which you can see below, at the LFA46 event at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Newport News in Virginia, United States.
Both fighters hit the canvas during the opening half-minute salvo, with Ali ultimately being declared the winner by referee stoppage.
Meanwhile, the same event also featured another unconventional finish as Ahmet Kayretli earned a TKO victory against Shaun Spath with a stomp to the midsection of his grounded opponent, after which Spath could be heard groaning in pain as the referee stopped the fight.
The decision was a controversial one, however. The Unifed Rules of MMA dictate that “any kick to a grounded opponent with a bended leg” are entirely outlawed, so it remains to be seen if this will ultimately be declared a no-contest by the state athletic commission.