Mig-25's weren't air superiority fighters remember. Mig-25 sure were better in the combat ratio area than the Mig-29. F-15's and AWACS pilots were scared going up against the Mig-25 Foxbat due to the R-40 and R-37. They were extreme long range missiles ready to kick a$$. Wonder why every pilot were scared of the Mig-25? When was there a AWAC's plane forcing to the F-15's to retreat? Many were pilots were when they saw a Mig-25Mig 25 had better combat records during the first gulf war, it forced several F15s and AWACS to abort their mission after firing missiles, the F15s could not get the MIG 25 because of its speed and missile range.
Mig 29s are inferior to the coalition used aircraft supported by AWACS and Electronic warfare pods, its not fair to compare that, integrate a mig 35 squadron in the US air force and im sure it will do good against their F16s.