When news broke that a 12-year-old Japanese girl would be fighting a woman twice her age in an amateur MMA event, people were rightfully up in arms. How could this be cleared by her parents, let alone an athletic commission? We reached out to Momo, who would send us an emoji-heavy interview text explaining that she loves training and works with some of the best coaches in Japan. Her management went on to tell us that they fully expected little Momo to dominate, and dominate she did, running through her opponent and choking her unconscious.
Let’s go to the pictures!