Fedor Emelianenko and Junior dos Santos fought gamely, but ultimately fell to the UFC and Strikeforce champions respectively. It leaves fans with a dream match many have been calling for: champion versus champion for the first gold medal in fake MMA history.
Gold Medal Match
My Take: Cain, the top seed, has decided the bout will be contested in the UFC's Octagon. In a nod to history, the event's organizers have asked legendary star Royce Gracie to officiate the proceedings. Can Cain take Overeem down and keep him there? That's the issue that stands above all others. Because if Cheick Kongo can make you dance on the feet, Overeem is going to have you dancing all the way to your grave. The answer though? Yes. Cain can wrestle, wrestle, wrestle for five rounds to win the first gold ever.
Bronze Medal Match
2. Junior dos Santos vs. 4. Fedor Emelianenko
My Take: Does Junior have it in him to dispatch another Pride legend? He's beaten up pudgy men before - but Fedor is no Roy Nelson. I like the Russian here, bringing glory home to the motherland which has struggled mightily in this competition.
Please Vote in our Poll!
- USA: Cain Velasquez
Brazil: Junior dos Santos
- Europe: Alistair Overeem
Soviet: Fedor Emelianenko
Asia/AUS: Peter Graham Canada: Tim Hague
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Cain and dos Santos (749 votes)
Cain and Fedor (259 votes)
Overeem and dos Santos (583 votes)
Overeem and Fedor (435 votes)
2026 total votes