Pickett and Fabiano advanced from the opening round, despite Ivan Manjivar giving a game effort against Fabiano. Like their real life counterparts, even fantasy MMA fans are less interested in the little guys - they garnered far fewer votes than the big boys.
My Take: Cruz has never really fought a Jiu Jitsu player like Fabiano. But then again, has anyone really fought someone like the hard-to-hit Cruz before stepping in the cage with him? Cruz will shudder, shake, and drive purists nuts with his footwork. He'll also win this one handily.
My Take: Mizugaki made a big impression taking Miguel Torres the distance at WEC 40 in 2009. It was a great performance, but perhaps a bit deceptive. It was the night of a lifetime for Mizugaki. Frankly, he's just not that good. Pickett should have what it takes to give Europe a much needed win.
- USA: Dominick Cruz
- Asia/AUS: Takeya Mizugaki
- Europe: Brad Pickett
- Brazil: Wagnney Fabiano
Canada: Ivan Menjivar
CIS and Assorted: Artemij Sitenkov
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