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UFC Heavyweight 16-Man Tourney: Match #4

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                      5  F. Mir                             

                                        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 #3:  Frank showed that he still has the goods as he walked away with 83% of the vote.  He takes his place in the quarterfinals to await either Cain or Stefan.  I have a feeling he should start working on his takedown defense now...  

Match #4:  Luck of the draw has pitted Cain and the skyscraper.  On paper, this is a huge mismatch for struve.  Despite having nearly 3 times the experience of Cain, Stefan will be at a gross disadvantage in the wrestling and strength departments.  Realistically, his only advantage may be in submissions, but I doubt he wants to be on the ground with Cain in his guard.  Nonetheless, anything can happen. 

Cain Velasquez KO's Big Nog [UFC 110]

 

Stefan Struve Triangle Chokes Chase Gormley UFC 104

 

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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