MMA is characterized by a session of high visual and physical impact. Blood, sweat and adrenaline are synonyms to this activity but to everyone's astonishment, this time it was carried out by children aged 8, 9 and 10 years in Chechnya.
The fights were organized on the framework of an international tournament in mixed martial arts and took place in Grozny, the Chechen capital.
For the surprise of the people, the son of the Head of the Chechen Republic was one of the fighters. Ramzan Kadyrov personally observed the fight of his son in the box.
The four-time Russian champion, Fedor Emelianenko recalled that "all fighters under 21 must compete with helmet and protections, while children under 12 cannot attend as spectators to these battles."
The MMA allows the use of mixed martial arts as the most contact already exists and allows the use of punches, kicks, chokes, and techniques from a variety of other combat disciplines such as kickboxing, Sambo, Karate, Boxing, Taekwondo, sanshou, among others.
Anna Kuznetsova a rights defender in Russia, asked about what happened in Chechnya and warned that "the health and safety of children is a priority."