12-Year-Old Momo Wins MMA Debut by Choking Her 24-Year-Old Opponent Unconscious

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistMay 20, 2017

Remember the 12-year-old girl who was set to make her amateur MMA debut at Deep Jewels 16 against a woman twice her age? Well, it happened Saturday in Tokyo.

And she dominated her elder.     

Momo, competing in the 95-pound minimumweight division, wasted little time in getting the back of her opponent and sinking in a rear-naked choke. Momoko Yamazaki tried to fight it, but Momo eventually put her to sleep.                           

Prior to the bout, Momo's manager, Shu Hirata, didn't mince words in a statement to WMMARankings.com, saying he expected the fight to be a "humiliation" for Yamazaki.

He was correct.

The young prospect trains at the same gym as star Mizuki Inoue, and the victory will keep her in the limelight for the time being.     

Here's Momo (standing far right) post-fight:

Now she goes back to being the young assassin she is.         

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