While Kyle Maynard lost his fight in his MMA debut on Saturday at Auburn Fight Night at the Auburn Covered Arena in Alabama, he still managed to fulfill his dream of competing in MMA.
Maynard, who was born with with a rare disorder called congenital amputation and doesn’t have elbows or knees or arms or legs below them, dropped a unanimous decision to Bryan Fry (0-2). Maynard’s only attempt at offense was in trying to attempt a takedown as he was not allowed to punch due to his glove not being able to stay on due to the humidity. He was still allowed to elbow his opponent, although he was never able to so in the fight.
Fry was limited in his offense as well, as he was not allowed to utilize kicks since Maynard was considered a downed opponent at all times. Fry managed to avoid Maynard’s takedowns and pepper Maynard with jabs to score the victory. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Fry.