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UFC Heavyweight 16-Man Tourney: Semi-Final #2

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                  4  C. Velasquez

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                     3  J. Dos Santos

Match 6                     3  J.  Dos Santos

3  J. Dos Santos                                        

14  T. Duffee                                                                                                  

                                                                    Semi-Final 2                 Winner SF#2

7  R. Nelson

10  C. Kongo 

Match 7                      7  R. Nelson

                                        QF4                    2  S. Carwin

Match 8                     2  S. Carwin

2  S. Carwin

15  B. Rothwell

 

SF #1:  The day has come.  The Vanilla  Gorilla had been sent back to his cage, as Cain reeled in 60% of the vote.  In a tourney with virtually no upsets, Cain has sent the champ packing, and we are now guarenteed to crown a new champ.  Cain now awaits the winner of SF #2. 

Semi-Final #1:  This has to be my favorite contest of the Tourney.  JDS and Carwin is a battle of the best hands vs the biggest power.  It is an interesting match because despite each man's respective dominance in the UFC, we still have many questions about each.  For instance, what happens to Shane Carwin when the bell rings at the end of round 1?  Does he turn into a pumpkin?  Does he return to the depths Mt McKinley and enter his 1000 years slumber?  The truth is no one knows, because no opponent has lasted longer that 3:43 seconds....  As for JDS, everyone is curious about the quality of his ground game.  Thats because no one has been able to get this pugilist to his back.  Despite having no real wrestling background he has shown superior TD defense thus far...

So lets get some of these questions answered, and find out who will face Cain for the HW Championship...

 

   Junior dos Santos KOs Gilbert Yvel [UFC 108]

 

Shane Carwin KOs Frank Mir

 

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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