fights between hulking, musclebound leviathans, and smaller, but generally more skilled opponents.
These fights are typically relegated to the Asian mixed martial arts circuit, where sanctioning bodies are a little less rigid. We saw dozens of these fights under the Pride banner. Generally, they would pit giants like Hong Man Choi, Eric “Butterbean” Esch, Zuluzinho and Bob Sapp against known giant killers like Fedor Emelianenko, Kazushi Sakuraba and Ikuhisa Minowa, and generally, these giant killers would come out on top. Yes, in clashes of mammoth size and genuine skill, the latter typically comes out on top.