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UFC Heavyweight 16-Man Tourney: Quarterfinal #3

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                    4  C. Velasquez

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 #2:  Cain came in and put the pedal to the metal and didn't let up, coming away with 69% of the vote.  Even in fantasy land, Mir just can't seem to get back to Brock.  This win sets up a match we may see later this year, if Brock can defend his belt against Carwin.  Can't wait to poll that one. 

QUARTER- FINAL #3:  I have to call a spade a spade, and say this looks like the biggest mismatch of the QFs.  With Nog's ever weakening chin, and Jr's pugilistic prowess, I just can't fathom how Nog would take this one.  Of course, the wise old master could always pull out a slick sub, that his young student never saw coming.... Couldn't he...?

 

JDS lands huge knee on Cro Cop [UFC 103]

 

Big Nog sweeps Big Tim

 

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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