Lion is a better fighter than a tiger
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
In most video that I have seen between lions & tigers (with the exception of biased edited video), the lion wins! Tigers are great cats second only to the lion. Tigers are bigger but they lack the mane that a lion has.
Lions are the protectors of the pride so their their nature is to fight not hunt. They are fighters & killers & seem to be more ferocious in most exchanges between lions & tigers. While tigers are predators & their aggression is mostly based on a kill to eat.
Tigers are built for a predatory reason while lions are built & made to fight & kill by nature.
Both animals take down much larger prey even tho the tigers might take down larger prey which is in their nature, their make up isn’t to fight much larger aggressive animals or even in some instances smaller animals or really any animals…they’re predators.
I will never forget the video that I watched on Youtube.com in which a tiger & I believe a leopard did battle & the leopard gave that tiger all he could handle, pretty even fight while a lion would annihilate a leopard.
If you artificially match up a tiger vs lion battle by shaving a lion’s mane, yes the tiger might defeat the lion but all & all a lion would come out on top if they go to war with both lion & tiger if you did not shave his mane.