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 back to the K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam where “Freakshow” legend Bob Sapp took on kickboxing legend Peter Aerts.

At 6’3” and 230 pounds Aerts is not a small man yet the hulking Sapp at 6’5” and well over 300 pounds made Aerts look tiny. But as we have seen time and time again in MMA and K-1, size doesn’t always matter; especially when Sapp is the man with that size advantage.

Sapp started the bout by rushing Aerts, knocking him to the mat. On the restart, Sapp pushed forward once again and tied up Aerts, but Aerts delivered a brutal knee to the body that put the big man down.


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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.