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Wrestler born without legs wins pro MMA debut



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25-year-old wrestler Zion Clark recently won his professional MMA debut. Photo via Instagram (@bigz97)

25-year-old wrestler Zion Clark recently wrote MMA history in his professional debut as the first legless fighter to beat an able-bodied opponent.

At past Saturday’s “Gladiator Challenge: Seasons Beatings” in San Diego, the former All-American wrestler Clark defeated Eugene Murray via unanimous decision with a 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards.

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Zion Clark: “It’s as simple as that – I’m a fighter”

Zion Clark was born with Cadual Regression Syndrome, which caused him to be born without legs.

He started wrestling in elementary school and wrestled throughout college. Prior to the MMA debut, in an interview with TMZ, the 25-year-old American talked about competing against able-bodied fighters.

“It’s the same as was wrestling for me. I just wrestle against able-bodied people, and I beat able-bodied people. Now I’m fighting able-bodied people, and I’m gonna knock out able-bodied people. It’s as simple as that. I’m a fighter,” Clark said.

Check out the highlights from the fight in the player below!

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