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With her bout Friday, McLaughin became the second openly transgender female athlete to compete professionally in MMA in the US

McLaughlin defeated Provost in the second round with a rear naked chokehold

The second openly transgender MMA fighter in the US has won her debut match - reigniting the debate over trans women in sports.

Alana McLaughlin, 38, won her first professional fight in the Combate Global prelims Friday against Celine Provost, ending the match with a rear-naked choke 3 minutes and 32 seconds into the second round.

'Tonight McLaughlin fought and beat a biological woman... what a shock.'

MMA commentator @SafeBetMMA wrote: 'I think people can identify with whatever they like but I don't think this has a place in combat sports.'

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"I came, I saw, I surrendered"-Joe Biden

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