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MMA Fight

Man vs. Woman

No Elbows, No Knees, No Mercy

12/19/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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For possibly the first time ever, a MAN and a WOMAN will beat the crap out of each other in a historic MMA battle of the sexes ... and there's only two rules: no elbows and no knees, TMZ Sports has learned.

We spoke with a rep for the fight ... who tells us that -- other than the no elbows or knees rule -- this is the real deal and neither fighter plans on holding back.

The epic showdown is set for Dec. 20 in Rio de Janeiro ... when Shooto 45 pro-fighters Emerson Falcao will take on Juliana Velasquez in a legit, full force MMA battle.

In an interview ... Falcao said he's not worried about hitting a woman, saying "I’ve been training just the same as if I was fighting a man – and I’m going for the knockout."

As for Juliana ... she says she gets why people are freaking out, but promised "I will win, because I always train with men, there will be no surprises for me.”

We asked UFC owner Dana White if man vs. woman fights could ever go down in the U.S. ... he only had one word: "impossible."

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alpha_n_omega    

This fight will not last long. Even for a trained female fighter, fighting a male who is also trained in the arts of mma this will not work. I'm not a sexist dude by any means but real recognize real and she's in for a rude awakening.. of course that is if he doesn't hold back to make it appear like she has a chance. but a clean shot to her jaw and she's gonna drop. kudos for her to signing onto this, good luck you will need it.

202 days ago
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alpha_n_omega    

Doh, I googled this after I posted the previous comment and looks like this fight was just a hoax and was cancelled. Thank God, this could have been bad.

202 days ago
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