Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox to Make Televised Debut on AXS TV at CFA 11


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Transgender fighter Fallon Fox will make her televised debut on May 24, when she squares off with Allanna Jones at CFA 11 live on AXS TV.

The Championship Fighting Alliance event takes place at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., and the evening’s televised main card kicks off at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In addition to the women’s 145-pound tournament semifinal between Fox and Jones, the card will also see Strikeforce veterans Mike Kyle and Valentijn Overeem collide in a heavyweight showdown. Bellator alumni Luis Palomino and Alexis Vila will also compete on the card, taking on Robert Washington and Czar Sklavos, respectively.

Fox, 37, advanced to the semifinals of CFA’s women’s tournament by knocking out Ericka Newsome in just 39 seconds on March 2 at CFA 10. Born male, Fox underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006 and supplemented the procedure with years of hormone therapy, a fact that was first reported last month, just days after her victory over Newsome. The news prompted Florida to investigate Fox’s license, but the fighter’s ability to compete ultimately remained unaffected.

Jones, meanwhile, took a split decision over Kelsey De Santis in the tournament quarterfinals to advance in the CFA draw. The 26-year-old began her pro career this past September and split her first two bouts, debuting with a first-round knockout over Kathleen Albany before submitting to a Randa Markos Thomas armbar on Nov. 17.

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