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UFC LHW 16-Man Tourney: Match #8

This go-round we will again be switching up the tournament format.  Unlike the LW thru MW divisions, there really isn't  a clear cut, dominant world beater in the Light Heavyweight class.  Since Chuck Liddell ruled the division from 2004 - 2006, the LHW championship has essentially been a revolving door, as no one has managed to successfully defend the title more than 1 time (Machida will be the next to have that opportunity).  For that reason, I have included the current LHW Champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida in this tournament.

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.

***NOTE***  In the event of a tie, a randomly selected Maniac will act as the tie breaker.  That Maniac will be the 1st person to write a comment in the post thread.  So if you are the 1st to post a comment, make sure to include which fighter you voted for!!!!

 

1   L. Machida

16 K. Jardine

Match1                        1  L. Machida

                                         QF1                  Winner QF1

Match 2                       9  R. Franklin

8   F. Griffin                                       

9   R. Franklin                                                                                                      

                                                                   Semi-Final 1

5    R. Evans                                                                 

12  R. Bader                                                                    

Match 3                       5  R. Evans                             

                                        QF2                    Winner QF2

Match 4                       4 Q. Jackson                                

4   Q. Jackson                                                                 

13  L. Cane                                                                   

                                                                                                    Tournament Championship                                                                                                                                                              

6   A. Nogueira                                                                   

11  J. Jones                                                                   

Match 5                     11  J. Jones                                

                                       QF3                     Winner QF3

Match 6                     3  A. Silva                                

3   A. Silva                                      

14 C. Liddell                                     

                                                                    Semi-Final 2                                         

7   T. Silva

10  R. Couture

Match 7                      10  R. Couture

                                        QF4                     Winner QF4

Match 8                      Winner 2/15

2   M. Rua

15    B. Vera     

 

Match #7:  Looks like the old man's still got it.  The Natural grinded his way to the quarterfinals with 60% of the vote.  Seems like the fans still have faith in Randy's ability to gameplan for any opponent.  He will surely need a good game plan should # 2 seed Shogun Rua advance from the final match of the opening round.

Match #8:  This one could end up looking like last Sunday's beatdown, as Vera once again takes on a dynamic striker in Rua.  Vera will likely be forced to stand with Shogun (bad idea), as he would be at a severe disadvantage on the ground with the BJJ black belt...  I think I know how this one ends, but we'll poll it just for the hell of it...

Mauricio Shogun Rua Soccer Kicks Akihiro Gono PRIDE Bushido 2

Brandon Vera Leg Kicks Mike Patt UFC 96

So lets hear it Maniacs.  Will the favorites move on, or will we see an underdog rise to the top?  You decide.

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