the "rock paper scissor" aspect of fighting... I'm merely putting out my opinion, I'm not a coach or even close, just a fan, feel free to criticize, add to, disagree,agree, etc with my thoughts So, the best way to beat; Pressure fighters/power punches; Best beaten by using the clinch and counter attacks. Wait patiently until he gases while getting your counters in the meantime...Time it right and "CRASH" your attacks with him (hit him hard when he is rushing in). Counter Strikers; Best beaten by speed, if you are constantly moving around the ring and throwing FAST shots, he wont be able to react quick enough, do not focus on power so much as SPEED, a powerful cross doesnt mean shit if he countered it with a better attack, like a kick to your ribs. Clinchers; Same strategy as against counter strikers, USE SPEED. The point is to look busier and land the most shots without being touched. If you throw power shots you may land a few but you'll still get caught in the spider's web eventually, and if thats what you're trying to avoid, use speed Taller fighters; aggressiveness, ALWAYS moving foward, and focusing on power punches. Almost every short fighter that is successful is known for his heavy hands and aggressiveness, overhand rights and body shots are your best friends for offense, good head movement and good blocking abilities are essential for defense. Think about it, how many short guys beat tall guys on decision? not many, how many short guys ko'd tall fighters? alot...When it's a short Vs tall fight...the taller fighter has the advantage in scoring points but the short fighter is usually more likely to get the Knockout.Leg kicks, and inside leg kicks are also great. Shorter fighters; Jabs, teeps, keeping the distance, knees, etc... The whole point is to keep him away so that you can pick him apart while he cant reach you.Body/Head kicks are advantageous. Speed/Fast fighters; Fighters that are always moving (Frankie Edgar is an example) and have really quick attacks are best beaten by attacking the legs to negate his elusive footwork, and staying close in hopes of landing a power shot. Fast fighters are usually not knockout kings.