Second Openly Transgender Fighter Has Competed in Pro MMA



Alana McLaughlin, the second open transgender woman to compete in professional mixed martial arts. Alana McLaughlin, a former member of the US Army Special Forces, is a successful MMA fighter after winning her first bout in "Combat Global: Perez vs. Roh" on Friday evening.


The Featherweight Fight was the first of its kind. This was the first time a transgender athlete competed under the Combat Global banner, and was the only other openly transgender athlete to participate in the MMA.


Fallon Fox, who last competed in 2014, was the first and helped McLaughlin travel to the MMA competition. She was also at cage side for the fight.


The first round was a back-and-forth fight, with both women starting the fight with full action. Both rivals played well, but McLaughlin quickly turned the fight back in their favor and won the second round by submission.


McLaughlin, 38, is now 1-0 in her supporting career and hopes their story as a transgender athlete will impress others.


The question is, will McLaughlin be able to continue their winning streak? Will McLaughlin be able to take their career in MMA far? What do you think? Fight.TV wants to know!

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