When stepping into the Octagon, size can be a key advantage to emerging victorious when it’s all said and done and the horn blows for the final time.
Throughout the years we have had the opportunity to see some of the most gifted athletes and amazing physical specimens take center Octagon, but only a handful have truly left us in awe with their various ridiculous sizes.
From big belly’d brawlers, to sky scraping smashers, all the way to the massive behemoths we’ve seen throw down inside of an MMA cage, we’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest men to ever put on a pair of 4 oz. gloves and throw down.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top ten largest fighters in MMA history…..
10. Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva
We kick off our list with the six-foot-four 265-pound former Brazilian UFC heavyweight title challenger, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.
Silva (19-9-1) has been in 29 career mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts and owns fourteen knockouts on his record. Aside from his large size Silva also poses a threat to every man he steps into the cage with, as he holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate, Judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
The American Top Team and Team Nogueira product sports an 80-inch reach which gives him a sheer advantage against most that he steps into the UFC Octagon against.
Despite all of his physical attributes, Silva has not done too well in the UFC since joining the promotion in 2012. Through ten UFC Octagon appearances Silva has only managed to win three, while being finished in the other seven with an exception of his majority draw against Mark Hunt in 2013.
Today Silva is still going strong, despite being on a two-fight losing skid, and is set to take on Roy Nelson this Saturday (September 24, 2016).