Comparing MMA and Boxing's Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Fighters

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Comparing MMA and Boxing's Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Fighters

The similarities between MMA and boxing are few and far between. Whilst the former incorporates a myriad of offensive and defensive facets, the latter, on the other hand, does what it says on the tin: box.

By box, I mean throw punches in a variety of ways whilst evading oncoming fire.

MMA is synonymous with wrestling, submissions and stand-up striking, and a certain amount of that striking has evolved from boxing. Though not exquisitely executed like the practitioners of the sweet science, it still plays a part in mixed martial arts overall makeup.

It’s safe to say that if either went in to the others' realm, the likelihood of a victory would be slim to say the least.

With that said, let’s take a look at the top 10 fighters in their respective sports and see how they compare.

Note: Successful title defenses are inclusive of all the major belts from different organizations.

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