Five-On-Five MMA Fights Are A Thing And It's Absolute Madness

MMA is a pretty crazy sport as it is. But five-on-five MMA fights are just something else.

We’ve got the Ultimate Fighting Championship, better known as UFC, and also competing within the MMA bubble is Team Fighting Championship.

The MMA promotion, based in Latvia, pits teams against each other and it’s absolute carnage.

Five-on-five MMA isn’t the only form of combat craziness.

7ft-2 heavyweight monster Choi-Hong man fought welterweight (!!) Yi Long under a set of specific rules.

In this extraordinary match-up, there was a single nine-minute round and the bout could only be won by KO. Yes – you read that right.

And it didn’t take long for the stoppage to happen, and fitting with the wacky theme, Long secured victory via a spinning kick to Choi’s body.

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The South Korean fighter, who made his debut in 2006, has enjoyed bouts in MMA and Kickboxing, while Long is a former Guangdong Foshan International Wing Chun champion, winning 61 of his 74 fights.

One of Choi’s most famous fights came in 2008 at the Dream Dynamite event when he came up against legendary kickboxer Mirko Cro Cop – one of the most feared strikers in MMA history.

Unfortunately, for all those banking on the giant, Cro Cop defeated the 350-pound Choi with a devastating leg kick to floor the man mountain.

Choi is a household name in his homeland, making a name for himself outside of the combat world by becoming a professional singer and appearing on Korean TV shows – not to mention the fact he’s the face of an Ice Cream brand.

Long, on the other hand, has stuck to the kickboxing scene and in turn, has been a huge success in the lightweight and welterweight divisions.

The ‘Shaolin Monk’ made his name in the Wu Lin Feng competition down the years, with the ‘fight of the century’ against Buakaw Banchamek from Thailand being a stand out moment, picking up a staggering 19 million view on YouTube.

The fight business, folks.