MMA World Cup: Japan and America Collide in the Finals

Shinya Aoki scored a last second submission to earn his berth in the gold medal match, narrowly beating German Dennis Siver in a great semi-final contest. Aoki will face Frankie Edgar who crushed Canadian Mark Bocek.

Gold Medal Match:

1. Frankie Edgar vs. 2. Shinya Aoki

My Take: I think Frankie Edgar is an amazing fighter. But at some point this is hitting the mat. And when it does, Aoki is going to twist him like a pretzel for the upset.

Bronze Medal Match:

3. Dennis Siver vs. 5. Mark Bocek

My Take: Two rising UFC stars. I think fans are wildly overestimating Siver's skills based on a once in a lifetime bout with G-Sot. Bocek will submit him to bring some much needed glory to Canada, his home and native land.

  1. USA: Frankie Edgar
  2. Asia/AUS: Shinya Aoki
  3. Europe:  Dennis Siver
  4. Brazil: Gesias Cavalcante
  5. Canada: Mark Bocek
  6. CIS and Assorted: Mairbek Taisumov

Please vote in our poll.

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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