Every Friday and Saturday night, inside a four-story building in Chengdu, people from all walks of life show up to try to bash each other’s skulls into submission.
The bar-turned-underground fight club attracts some professional fighters as well as drivers, bodyguards and white-collar workers looking to blow off a little steam and hopefully take home a 500 yuan prize for winning the bout.
There are even rumors that there will be a 50,000 yuan payout for a championship match, compelling a Thai prizefighter to sign up.
According to a local reporter, the bar’s ceiling is a good 5-meters high and there is almost no interior decoration. There are only metal stairs leading up to a platform where spectators can watch fighters go at each inside the 10-square-meter cage. Lights are dim and the electronic music is booming.
The venue specializes in fighting forms with fewer rules like K1 and MMA. While organizers try to match fighters of similar abilities and size, patrons say that many of the fights can be unpredictable, with a mere 20% of contestants calling themselves professional fighters.
No video from this place where apparently fighters would like to hide their identities, but we assume it looks something like this:
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