Why Not? So think of your job not so much as having to meticulously choreograph the fight but rather to give the reader enough insight into the action that they can build the scene in their minds.
I always think of Legolas and how he used a charging oliphaunt to take out another. Parker have all written novels chock full of bad characters doing bad things. Sight is perhaps the most obvious.
At other times, it can be brutally effective to draw back and take in the violence at a remove, giving it the stark impact of a war photograph. Bar fight material. South African novelist Deon Meyer shadows police officers and interviews forensics experts to help him create scenes like this one, from Dead Before Dying.
If you remove the fight scene, does the storyline completely fall apart? Richie Billing can never seem to find his bloody pen. The pace is so non-stop, the skill and commitment of both characters so well-written, that the reader imagines every thrust and parry and accepts them as expert.