Teams from England, Poland, Latvia, Russia, Brazil and the US competed in a massive 5-on-5 MMA battle that even the most insane fan might find heavy on violence. At some points it looks way too much like a gang fight — or one of those terrible 8-cops-on-one-pleading-man videos that circulate with unnerving frequency on the Internet. Arena Combat may have pioneered 2-on-2 arena brutality, but this formula more than doubles the crowd.
It’s ten fighters in the ring at once. The in-ring gang fight is a Latvia invention. As Team Fighting Championships (TFC) describes it: “You can enjoy the exciting moments of a group street fighting transferred to the sport grounds.” It’s $10 to watch the whole thing. Should it be legal even?