11 sep 2021 18:12 GMT
Alana McLaughlin began her gender transition after leaving the U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010.
American mixed martial arts fighter Alana McLaughlin played her first match on Friday and defeated Celine Provost by submission during the Global Combate event in Miami.
McLaughlin began her gender transition after leaving the U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010.
In this way, McLaughlin became the first transgender fighter to compete in the US since 2014 and the second in MMA history. The first was Fallon Fox, who fought 6 bouts during her career: 2 before she announced in 2013 that she was transgender and 4 after.