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The Most Influential Boxing vs. MMA Matches of All-Time

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The Most Influential Boxing vs. MMA Matches of All-Time
The Boxing vs. MMA Debate - Go back to the 1980's, and you'll find a prevailing theme amongst combat sports and martial arts styles. Namely, everyone thought their style was the most effective. Yep, since we really had no consistent proving ground, everybody out there was able to make claims without anything to back them up. Then came UFC 1 on November 12, 1993. Since then, we've learned a lot.

Whether people want to admit it or not, we certainly now know that in a one-to-one fight with a minimal amount of rules, an exclusive grappler or wrestler is very likely to defeat an exclusive stand up fighter. Simply put, if you can't stop a takedown, well, then striking isn't all that effective.

How do we know this? Well, in some cases boxers have taken on grapplers and/or MMA fighters, giving us a glimpse of reality from their clashes. Along with this, follow the links below for the five most influential Boxing vs. MMA fights ever.

Honorable Mention

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