We here at Scrap Digest love a good fight, hence the name. But it’s not always about the big leagues. Obviously the market leader and world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion the UFC has the best knockouts, but you have to give the smaller promotions some love too.

It’s also important to remember that promotions like the UFC wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for the explosion of MMA in Japan. If it wasn’t for promotions like Pride FC and to a lesser extent DREAM, K-1 and DEEP, the modern MMA scene would be years behind it’s current state.

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi

The great heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko is a perfect example of today’s subject. He was notorious for fighting and mostly beating opponents that had massive size and weight advantages over him.

‘The Last Emperor’ was comparatively small for a heavyweight, which made many of his performances ultra popular. Facing the 7 foot 2 Hong Man Choi in 2007, the 5 foot 11 Fedor showed that size really isn’t everything. Check out the video on the player below:

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Next up is Mirko Cro Cop, also against Hong Man Choi, this time in 2008 and also in Saitama, Japan. Watch on the video player:

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So now it’s time to take a look at the regional scene, and some crazy and unusual knockouts that we bet you’ve never seen before…

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