The 150-pound MMA ACC (Aggressive Combat Championships) title match is Saturday night in Flushing Meadow Park, New York. Paige Lian takes on Brye Anne Russillo, who is at a disadvantage because of her large breasts. Russillo claims her Double F breast size pushes her up a weight class without adding strength — with smaller breasts she’d be fighting leaner and allowed to fight women who were closer to her actual body size. Russillo says her big breasts throw the calculation of weight class all out of whack.
Russillo has drawn serious attention for her claim, trending everywhere as big breasts tend to on the Internet. It’s an unusual flush of publicity for an amateur fighter with a career record of 1-1, and she’s determined to make the most of it. The 29-year-old Russillo is a former pastry chef. She estimates her breasts weigh 12-pounds, but she’s determined to overcome whatever disadvantage that may give her. She told My MMA News reporter Kyle Carroll that she expects to fight her next match at the 135-pound weight class, a drastic drop in weight from Saturday’s 150-pound bout.