Stefan Struve vs. Pat Barry
While Stefan Struve and Pat Barry were technically in the same weight class for their ‘UFC on Versus 6’ fight in 2011, in reality they were each at completely opposite ends of the spectrum.
At 7′ tall, ‘Skyscraper’ is the tallest fighter ever to set foot in the Octagon, while Barry was one of the smallest heavyweights on the roster, measuring up over a foot shorter, while also giving up almost a foot in reach into the bargain.
Despite those enormous physical advantages on the feet, Struve’s greatest skills were on the mat, and in the second round he was finally able to get hold of Barry in a standing guillotine choke and took him down with it.
Barry was initially able to survive and was on top in side control, but Struve’s long limbs enabled him to lock him into a triangle choke.
Not giving up without a fight, Barry tried to power his way out of the hold, standing and then hoisting the still attached giant above his head, before slamming him back down to the mat, but he couldn’t break ‘The Skyscraper’s’ tightly held grip and was forced to tap out.