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UFC Heavyweight 16-Man Tourney: Quarterfinal #2

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                  1  B. Lesnar

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                      4  C. Velasquez

4  C. Velasquez                                                          

13  S. Struve  

                                                                                                    Tournament Championship                                                                                                                                                              

6  A.  Nogueira                                                                 

11  M. Crocop                                                                 

Match 5                     6  A. Nogueira

                                       QF3                     Winner QF3

Match 6                     3  J.  Dos Santos

3  J. Dos Santos                                        

14  T. Duffee                                                                                                  

                                                                    Semi-Final 2                                         

7  R. Nelson

10  C. Kongo 

Match 7                      7  R. Nelson

                                        QF4                     Winner QF4

Match 8                     2  S. Carwin

2  S. Carwin

15  B. Rothwell

 

QF #1:  In the intercontinental battle of Hairy beasts, The Albino Gorilla bested the Brazilian Yeti with 80% of the vote.  Brock now moves on to await either the stalker-like Mir, or perhaps the biggest test of his career in Cain...

QUARTER- FINAL #2:  After easily handling their 1st round opponents, Mir and Cain are set for a big time show down.  Despite his recent loss to powerhouse Shane Carwin, Mir remains among the top contenders in the division.  I think this would be a very entertaining match.  Mir's striking has looked very impressive lately, and Cain has shown major improvement over his first few appearances.  I think Mir would have an advantage on the feet at distance, but would be susceptible in the clinch.  Cain has the obvious advantage in the wrestling and Cardio departments, but Mir takes the advantage in the submission game.  Should be a fun match-up. 

 

Jake O’Brien vs. Cain Velasquez Crucifix UFC Fight Night 14

 


Frank Mir Finishes Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira UFC 92


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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