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UFC 16-Man Heavyweight Tourney: Match #3

Time to get back to business and see who the Maniacs feel is the cream of the crop in the Heavyweight Division.


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.

It was extremely hard to come up with seeding for this tourney as Cain, Shane, and Jr all have a good argument for the #2 seed.  For that reason, I put the 3 names in a hat and drew for seeds 2-4.  For the rest of the seedings, I utilized multiple MMA rankings, while also taking styles into consideration.

***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   B. Lesnar

16  C. Tuchscherer           

Match1                       1  B. Lesnar

                                         QF1                  Winner QF1

Match 2                       8  G. Gonzaga

8  G. Gonzaga                              

9  H. Herring                                                                                                  

                                                                   Semi-Final 1

5  F. Mir                                                           

12  G. Yvel                                                                 

Match 3                       Winner 5/12                              

                                        QF2                    Winner QF2

Match 4                       Winner 4/13                                 

4  C. Velasquez                                                          

13  S. Struve  

                                                                                                    Tournament Championship                                                                                                                                                              

6  A.  Nogueira                                                                 

11  M. Crocop                                                                 

Match 5                     Winner 6/11                                 

                                       QF3                     Winner QF3

Match 6                     Winner 3/14                                 

3  J. Dos Santos                                        

14  T. Duffy                                                                                                   

                                                                    Semi-Final 2                                         

7  R. Nelson

10  C. Kongo 

Match 7                      Winner 7/10

                                        QF4                     Winner QF4

Match 8                      Winner 2/15

2  S. Carwin

15  B. Rothwell

 

Match #2:  The Brazilian Yeti came out strong in the opening round, besting a game Heath Herring with 60% of the vote.  He now moves forward to face tournament favorite and current champ Brock Lesnar.  Can't wait for that match-up. 

Match #3:  This go round features Mega-Mir versus the Dirty Dutchman.  Its no secret that Yvel wants to stand and bang, and with Mir's ever improving striking, this one could turn into a high stakes kickboxing match.  Although if it goes to the ground, Mir clearly has a huge advantage. 

 

Frank Mir drops and chokes Kongo [UFC 107]

 

Gilbert Yvel Holds Up a Yellow Card Pride 21 Demolition

 

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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