MMA World Cup: Can Overeem Upset Velasquez to Win Fictional Gold?

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

1. Cain Velasquez vs. 3. Alistair Overeem

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!

  1. USA: Cain Velasquez
  2. Brazil: Junior dos Santos
  3. Europe: Alistair Overeem
  4. Soviet: Fedor Emelianenko
  5. Asia/AUS: Peter Graham
  6. Canada: Tim Hague

List of links after the jump

Featherweight semi-finals

Lightweight semi-finals

Welterweight semi-finals

Middleweight semi-finals

Light heavyweight semi-finals

Heavyweight semi-finals

Bantamweights

Featherweights

Lightweights

Welterweights

Middleweights

Light Heavyweights

The Heavyweights

The Rules and an Explanation

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