While the days of bareknuckle martial art challenges between two practitioners of different disciplines are all but past us, footage from the ‘dark ages’ of combat sports continues to emerge.
In the video above we see UFC vet Onassis Parungao, a Kung Fu practitioner, take on Pavel Byshiv, a Taekwondo practitioner.The video is rather one sided, and took place at IAFC: Absolute Fighting Championship 1 in 1995.
The fight ends up being a rather one sided one as Byshiv is ultimately overwhelmed with strikes and taps out to strikes just minutes into the bout. As you can see after the fight, both men wound up rather bloody.
Onassis Parungao competed in just one more MMA fight following his win over Byshiv, before then ultimately calling it quits after amassing a professional record of 2-1.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/25/2017.