Two MMA fighters surprise crowd as they kiss during pre-fight faceoff
Crowds were left stunned when two MMA fighters took to the stage for their pre-fight face-off, only to then share a passionate kiss.
While face-offs are normally an opportunity for opponents to intimidate each other, with fighters often butting heads, an entirely different interaction unfolded at the Clash of the Stars event last Saturday (11 March).
Karina Pedro and Denisa Ryndova were up against each other alongside their fighting partners - Inked Dory and Kristal Shine, respectively.
While on stage ahead of their four-woman bout at Prague's O2 arena, the two models put their heads together before, seemingly out of nowhere, Denisa leans in for a cheeky kiss.
Clearly, the feeling was mutual, as Karina flashes a smile before grabbing her opponent's face and planting one on her cheek.
Despite the lighthearted exchange, there was only ever going to be one winning team. In the end, it was Karina and Inked Dory who won the battle.
Nonetheless, everyone involved had a good time, with Denisa saying the kiss was a particularly memorable moment.
Sharing a clip on her Instagram page, she wrote: "Somehow I didn't realise that the whole gala @clashofthestars is already over.
"I'll at least throw here my favourite moment of this whole crazy journey."
Karina, who is an OnlyFans star, similarly posted the footage on social media, adding: "This is pure fire... Staredown with @_dryndova_.
"I had to throw it here too. Harmonious energy flowed between us, and still we struggled in the cage like dragons."
Speaking about her win, she said earlier this week: "I have very strong emotions since yesterday.
"Winning is a great satisfaction for me. We gave everything into the preparations and the match itself.
"And a person who has never faced their opponent in the ring can hardly imagine how difficult it is.
"A very powerful moment! We left our hearts in there. Thank you."
Dozens of people have commented on their passionate aside after it was shared by Clash of the Stars online.
One commenter wrote, "No one expected that," while another jokingly asked why other fighters don't do this pre-fight.
A third added: "Dude, those two Karina and Denisa somehow get along, don't they," and a fourth described it as a 'surprise'.
Others were more focused on what was going on with their opponents in the background, including this person who wrote: "The way Kristal shook that hand and Dory just turned around."
Unfortunately, Dory's brutal shutdown was overshadowed by the unexpected PDA.