We all know that Anderson Silva is the most dominate MW in the world. Has set the UFC record for longest winning streak (10), tied for the most consecutive title defenses (5), and has remained unbeaten for over 4 years. Due to his overwhelming dominance, Silva currently resides at or near the top of every MMA Pound 4 Pound ranking. But what if A.S. were to suddenly vanish? The UFC MW landscape would change dramatically. With that in mind, who would rule the UFC's MW division in a world without the Spider? Time find out, Tournament style...
We will poll each fight individually, for 1 day, beginning with opening round Match #1. MMA Mania has the most knowledgeable MMA online community, so please feel free to post your pick in the comments along with your analysis of how you see the fights breaking down. Hopefully this will give us something to do on slow news days.
Semi-Final #2 was an extremely close competition. Vitor and Nate fought right down to the wire, but in the end, The Phenom's speed and punching power proved to be enough to earn him the victory with 53% of the vote. The Brazilian now moves on to await the winner of the sudden-death rematch between Wanderlei and Sonnen...
QF1 1 C. Sonnen
Match #1: 8
Yoshihiro Akiyama 9 P. Cote
9 Patrick Cote SF1 1 C. Sonnen
5 W. Silva
Match #2: 5 Wanderlei Silva 5 W. Silva
QF3 3 V. Belfort
Match #3: 6 Yushin Okami 6
Dan Miller SF2 3 V. Belfort
QF4 2 N. Marquardt 2
Match #4: 7
Michael Bisping 10 A. Belcher
10 Alan Belcher
Semi-Final #1(SUDDEN-DEATH): The 1st time around, we saw The Axe Murderer and the Oregon Mouth fight to a tie. This time, they face sudden death as this poll will only remain open for 2 hours. This time, in the event of a tie, a randomly selected Maniac will act as the tie breaker. That Maniac will be the 1st person to post a response in the comments section...
So lets hear it Maniacs. Who would rule the day, in a world without Anderson Silva? Will the favorites move on, or will we see an underdog rise to the top? You decide.