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Has there ever been a biggest size and reach (dis)advantage like Gastelum/Adesanya on a title fight?

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  1. Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    Don't think so. A tall, slim MW against a chubby WW.


    In any UFC fight?
     
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    Good one, but I believe this one beats it.
     
  5. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    Yea, probably a similar height/reach disadvantage for DC.
     
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    jeff monson v tim sylvia had to be some sort of record

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    Is size & reach were always the determining factor, then DC should be about 0-25 by now.
     
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    Of course...mcgregor had to fight a guy 3 times his size

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    No way. Not even close.
     
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    In terms of reach advantage, Conor's was greater than Israel's will be

    Chad (65" reach) Conor (74" reach) = 9" difference
    Israel (80" reach) Gastelum (71.5") = 8.5" difference
     
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    that one immediately came to my mind, too. then i reread op, and he's looking for greatest size/reach differential in a title fight.
     
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    Are you just in a goofy mood today, TS? You usually have a higher bar....
     
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    Israel's knees looking ashy af
     
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    Chubby isn't the issue; it's width. Gastelum is built like a tank. Horrible disadvantage for Israel if he gets taken to the ground.
     
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    I don't think he has fought anyone with shorter height and reach in the UFC. In Strikeforce he did have the size advantage once, against Monson.
     

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