In the Philippines when I was a kid, we would catch common house spiders and put them in small matchboxes. We would then take them out and onto a stick to fight another spider. Usually the loser is the spider that spins web to get off the stick after a skirmish but most of the time, the winner finds the web and actually cuts it, making the loser drop to the ground.
my brother showed me that. first he soaked a cotton ball in tabasco sauce, had the spiders drink it to rile them up, put both in a matchbox with a makeshift paper wall in between, then removed the wall and we heard a bunch of scratching sounds. When they died down we'd open up the box to see who the winner was.