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Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby z0rg » Oct 13. 2013, 05:08

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Controversial transgender mixed martial artist Fallon Fox has suffered the first loss of her professional MMA career to the relatively unknown Ashlee Evans-Smith. The loss came via third-round technical knockout at Championship Fighting Alliance in a featherweight title fight.

The first round saw Fox attempt to pull guard almost immediately. However, the move failed and Evans-Smith was showing off strong grappling chops, nearly securing a choke from the back. Fox would escape and land some powerful punches and knees that nearly won her the fight, while Evans-Smith would barely survive the round.

The tables turned in a profound way in the second. Evans-Smith rocked Fox early and laid down a massive amount of punches and knees from side control, mount and crucifix positions. There was controversy at the end of round, as the referee motioned to end the fight and was unable to hear that the bell had rung just seconds earlier.

The third was another strong showing from Evans-Smith, who escaped an early takedown and reasserted her grappling superiority, taking Fox down with a mount position and pounding her out en route to the stoppage victory.

Entering the fight, Ashlee Evans-Smith owned a 1-0 professional record going into the bout and a 5-4 amateur record. The biggest win of her career came over current TUF 18 fighter and Invicta FC veteran Jessamyn Duke (who gives her take on the show each week with us). She comes from a wrestling background, and used it to great effect on Fox.

Fox's professional record falls to 3-1 (1-0 amateur).

Fox inadvertently drummed up massive controversy in 2012, as fans, fighters and pundits all questioned the fairness of a male-to-female transgender competing in bouts against born women. Some pointed to Fox's first four fights being stoppage victories as evidence that she owned an unfair advantage over her competition, though this fight saw her beaten in most aspects of MMA.

It will be interesting to see how things pan out from here for either fighter. Evans-Smith is suddenly a major player at 145 pounds, and questions will begin flying as to whether or not Fox truly is a force in women's MMA.

Only time will tell how things will shake out for these two.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1808902-transgender-fighter-fallon-fox-loses-via-tko-to-ashlee-evans-smith-at-cfa12

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Re: Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans

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Re: Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans

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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby The Oct » Oct 13. 2013, 07:37

:lol:
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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby Loki » Oct 13. 2013, 07:49

You are either in box cismale, or cisfemale, and those outside will be mocked by the other reindeers.

I love the resiliency that the women show. You see these girls getting rocked repeatedly by Cyborg, but not going down. I can't seem to find the fight, but it sounds like Ashley was in trouble early, but never lost her head. Great job Ashley!

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Re: Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans

Postby out4thecount » Oct 13. 2013, 08:46

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LOL

I am an equal rights campaigner but have never liked the idea of transgender fighters in combat sports.

At the risk of sounding pedantic and opening an old debate, I think there should be a separate category for transgender fighters.

Hard to achieve numbers wise I know, but this is the same for any new or growing sport.

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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby MikeyMuayThai420 » Oct 13. 2013, 09:50

nice spoiler :|
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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby Kizzo » Oct 13. 2013, 09:52

MikeyMuayThai420 wrote:nice spoiler :|

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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby Loki » Oct 13. 2013, 09:57

MikeyMuayThai420 wrote:nice spoiler :|

I get what you're saying, but I can't conceive of taping the Superbowl, then deciding to go hang out a NFL.com for a bit before I watch it.
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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby z0rg » Oct 13. 2013, 10:18

MikeyMuayThai420 wrote:nice spoiler :|

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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby Chaelp4p » Oct 13. 2013, 13:25

good
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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby NB1 » Oct 13. 2013, 17:14

Fallon is very attractive, no homo.
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Re: Transgender Fallon Fox Loses Via TKO to Ashlee Evans Smith

Postby NijenhuisR » Oct 13. 2013, 17:16

NB1 wrote:Fallon is very attractive, no homo.


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