New York’s gladiators fight in Central Park
12 July 2021 | 2:40 pm
Two teams of knights, the Gladiators NYC and the Northern Hoard, compete against each other in a medieval battle in Central Park: to win a round, each team has to put the other one to the ground, with the help of axes and weapons.
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Tesla owner Elon Musk has said he confirmed an "epic location" for a mixed martial arts cage match with Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg. Any proceeds will be donated to charity.
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