While weightlifting may be a superior method for people looking to solely build strength and definition, training for a combat sport will upgrade the cardiovascular system like few other crafts, due to its reliance on aerobic capacity and body control.
In the space of 60 days, the heavier of the two participants, Jordan, shed more than 10lbs and roughly three percent body fat. What this doesn’t account for, however, is any new muscle Jordan may have built up over this period.
Michelle, on the other hand, started the MMA process roughly 17lbs lighter than her opponent, and so it’s unsurprising her weight and fat loss was by a smaller margin, although she will still have benefited hugely from a health perspective.
Without mentioning the very convenient difference in lighting and posture Buzzfeed used to emphasize the differences between the before and after photos, there is still a noticeable change in appearance.
Need to shed fat fast? Try becoming an MMA fighter (or at least training like one).