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.