145lb MMA fighter vs 200lb bodybuilder
In this video, we see what happens when a 145lb MMA fighter takes on a 200lb bodybuilder in a sparring challenge and someone gets worked over pretty good.
According to the translated video description,
My childhood friend and bodybuilding expert HAMID SAMADI, challenged me for a sparring session.
He stands at 1.76 meters high, weighs 90 kg, and death lifts 180 kg as baby food!
Have to be honest with you, I was a little nervous! : P
Now, you might think that having 50lbs on someone would give you a pretty big advantage in a fight, and while size can definitely play a factor, having proper technique is just so much more important.
We see in this video that the technique disparity between these two guys is pretty significant as the MMA fighter is pretty much hitting the bodybuilder at will and, believe it or not, it actually looks like he’s kind of going easy on him.
We also see that the bodybuilder is pretty quick to tire which is not uncommon for those who possess that blown up bodybuilder physique. Many bodybuilders train simply for aesthetics and hypertrophy and don’t do much cardio. And, not only that, but carrying around lots of muscle requires more oxygen to feed all that muscle which is why so many of these type of guys are quick to tire.
It takes less than two minutes into the video before the bodybuilder is already completely gassed out, which as previously stated, doesn’t really come as much of a surprise.
However, once these guys start grappling, that’s when the bodybuilder’s size and strength play a bit more of a factor (but not all that much).
So check out the above video to see what happens when a 145lb MMA fighter takes on a much larger 200lb bodybuilder, both in striking and grappling.