According to a May 27 report from Ontopmag.com, Fallon Fox won her first MMA match after coming out as a transgender, as she submitted Allanna Jones at CFA 11 in Coral Gables, Florida.
Fox, a 37-year-old striker, trapped Jones’ left arm and slid a knee across her throat on the right side, coaxing a tapout at 3:36 of the final frame.
“It’s just kind of a knee-ride choke that I picked up,” Fox said of the finish. “It works pretty well, chokes ‘em out pretty good. That looks pretty good. I like that. I noticed she tried to get away from me a lot so it was hard catching up to her, but I did it in the end, so that was pretty awesome.”
With the win, Fox extends her unbeaten record to 3-0, all three coming by way of finish. Jones, meanwhile, falls to 2-2.
Fox was never really in trouble, but something seemed a bit off to those who know the MMA game well. Fox didn’t come out as aggressive as usual, and her vicious knockout power wasn’t on full display.
Is it possible that Fox, since she was born a man, took it a bit easy on Jones because she didn’t want to seem too dominant or powerful against a female fighter?
If Fox would have knocked out Jones in epic fashion, she undoubtedly would have been bashed across social media platforms, for being born a man and beating up on females. Since it was a submission finish rather than a crazy knockout, Fox isn’t catching as much heat for the win.
Invicta FC strawweight champ Carla Esparza was the first female fighter to openly state that she believes Fox took it easy on Jones, and she made her opinion very clear via a Facebook video.
“I’m sorry to say I just watched the Fallon Fox vs Alannah Jones fight and honestly it looked like a man sparring a woman, taking it really light,” Esparza said of the Fox fight. “Every time Fallon threw anything with a little bit of power on it, ya know Jones fell on the ground. It was ridiculous, just looked like a case of bad acting to me. And that’s just my opinion. It looked fake. I never saw Fallon going hard or with any aggression, so honestly it seemed like a B.S. fight to me.”
Obviously no one can say for sure what was going through Fox’s mind when the CFA 11 fight went down, so it’s up to MMA fans to decide for themselves. The full Fallon Fox vs Allanna Jones fight is up now on YouTube.
As for Jones, she caused a bit of a stir herself by walking out to Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks like a Lady,” prior to stepping into the cage with Fox.
Since Fox was born a man, Jones’ choice was obviously disrespectful. However, perhaps she was just trying to make a good-natured joke.