Fallon Fox (pictured) isn’t the best female fighter in mixed martial arts, but the transgender scrapper is certainly the most controversial at the moment – and AXS TV is fully prepared to capitalize on her newfound fame.
The Mark Cuban-owned network announced Wednesday they will broadcast CFA 11 live on May 24 when Fox meets Allanna Jones in the card’s co-main attraction.
“I am pleased to have Fallon Fox back in the CFA cage for this pivotal fight against Allanna Jones,” said CFA CEO Jorge de la Noval. “The winner of Fox vs. Jones will advance to the featherweight finals and the chance to become the new CFA 145-pound champion.
“This is going to be an exciting fight between two incredible fighters and that is what this sport, and this night is all about.”
Fox has come under heavy fire since revealing to the world last month that she underwent gender reassignment, breast augmentation and hair transplant surgeries in 2006. The 37-year-old owns a 2-0 professional record, with both wins coming against unsuspecting females.
While other women have stated they would not fight Fox because the male-turned-female would enjoy an unfair advantage, Jones is unfazed and is prepared to make a name for herself.
“I’m thrilled to have this fight and this opportunity,” said Jones. “This is just another fight, and just another opponent for me. I am looking for the knockout and to make a statement on AXS TV and to advance to the finals to win that 145-pound CFA title.”
A heavyweight shootout between Valentjin Overeem and Mike Kyle technically headlines the show, but best believe all eyes will be on Fox.
The event takes place inside BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Broadcast times will be announced shortly.