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Kyle Maynard loses unanimous decision in MMA debut

Kyle Maynard fell short in his MMA debut on Saturday at "Auburn Fight Night" at the Auburn Covered Arena in Alabama.

Even though his effort did not produce a victory, Maynard, who was born with his arms at his elbows and his legs at his knees, realized a dream to compete in MMA.

Fighting previous 0-2 fighter Bryan Fry, Maynard's only attempt at offense was to look for a takedown. Maynard had learned that night that punching was not allowed on his part due to his glove not being able to stay on because of the humidity. He was able to elbow his opponent but the opportunity to do so in the fight did not present itself.

Fry on the other hand was not allowed to kick since Maynard was considered a "downed opponent" at all times.

But Fry was able to keep his distance to avoid takedowns and utilize his reach to land jabs. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Fry.