MMA has come a long way since its inception; it has grown from being a gritty toughman-esq competition that just wanted to find out what martial arts style was the best, into a true sporting event and martial art all its own. MMA today looks nothing like it did in the early days and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to reminisce about the good ole’ days.

The one part of MMA we truly miss in its modern form is the “Freakshow Fight”. For those of you who don’t know, a “Freakshow Fight” is a fight that pits two fighters against each other that have no business fighting; generally there is a crazy size difference between the fighters.

So in honor of our love for “Freakshow Fights”, we at The MMA Corner will share our favorite videos of our favorite fights that had no business ever taking place.

This week, we travel all the way back in time to this past Saturday, May 23, 2015; the same night the UFC put on one of their best events. At KSW 31 in Gdansk, Poland, former five-time World’s Strongest Man and polish icon Mariusz Pudzianowski took on Rolles Gracie Jr., member of the famed Gracie family.

Even though Rolles has never achieved that status in the game, other Gracie family members have he is still a formidable grappler holding a third degree black belt in BJJ and a third Dan black belt in Judo. To the casual fight fan familiar with the Gracie name, this bout seemed like a slam dunk for Rolles.

But once again, Rolles proved to be the most lackluster Gracie fighter ever as Pudzianowski knocked him out in under a minute.


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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.