Sunday, August 21, 2016

If you’re a real fight fan, then brace yourself. The 3 following fighters have achieved great success in the sport of MMA, and are legends of the sport. What stands out the most about the 3 following bouts though is that they are the very embodiment of what martial arts are about, i.e. technique over size. It’s such a satisfying sight when a relatively weak, small fighter manages to defeat a much, much bigger foe. To do so, great technique, as well as heart, is necessary.

The 3 following fighters didn’t lack either and it showed. Have a look at 3 instances where beautiful technique defeated sheer power.

3) Fedor Emelianenko vs Zuluzinho

Zuluzinho is the son of Vale Tudo legend Zulu. He is also freaking 390 pounds (177 kgs) for 6 feet and 7 inches (2.01m). Zuluzinho was slated to face Fedor Emelianenko on December 31, 2005. Problem is, as heavy as Zuluzinho was, he was going at it against of one the most skilled fighters ever in Fedor. Have a look at how the fight unfolded. Hint: it didn’t last long.

Next: Fedor Emelianenko vs Hong Man Choi