It's Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida in the Ultimate Collector Series 10 MMA Final. Who wins in a fight between "The Spider" and "The Dragon?" Today is the FINAL day to make your prediction!
While Blackhouse stablemates and Brazilian buddies Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida would never agree to face off inside the Octagon, they don't have the luxury of turning down fights as part of the Round 5/MMAmania.com Ultimate Series 10 Tournament.
After all, they're just plastic figurines and they'll do what we tell them to -- or we'll kick their little asses.
Speaking of beatdowns, Machida was able to recapture the form that earned him the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight title by laying waste to Anthony Pettis in the semifinal round. True, "Showtime" is a much smaller fighter, but "The Dragon" nearly lost his fire in a nail-biter against Chael Sonnen in the opening frame.
On the other side of the bracket, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva advanced on a BYE.
That inactivity almost cost him a spot in the final, as Alistair Overeem reemed his way past Mark Coleman last week to earn his shot at "The Spider." Despite a competitive back-and-forth affair, eventually the equine diet caused "Demolition Man's" gas tank to explode and Silva ran away with it.
That leaves us with Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida for all the marbles. Pick either Silva or Machida to advance, based on their respective skills represented in their Round 5 figurine.
IMPORTANT: After you cast your vote, be sure to tell us the reason in the comments section below. The best explanation could win you free stuff. This is the money round, meaning your argument for victory could win you the Ultimate Collector Series 10. Therefore, make it count. One entry per reader.
It's Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida in the Ultimate Collector Series 10 MMA Final. Who wins in a fight between "The Spider" and "The Dragon?"
Anderson Silva (granite chin, pinpoint accuracy, king of pop defense) (1071 votes)
Lyoto Machida (takedowns, strength, urine breath) (443 votes)
1514 total votes