We've seen our second minor upset of the tournament, and it's a truly sad moment for MMA fans. Mirko Cro Cop defeated the originator of our sport, Royce Gracie, 83-79. Nothing against Cro Cop, but it's a sad day indeed when Royce can't even make it to the Sweet 16.
Today, our second #1 seed is up as Fedor Emelianenko (35-4(1)) takes on UFC Bantamweight champion (oh, sorry, "Interim" champion) #8 Renan Barao (31-1(1)) in a fight that feels just a little bit like those old WWF Saturday morning shows where you would see The Undertaker vs. Barry Horowitz. So, will Horowitz do the unthinkable and defeat the Dead Man? Your call.
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Voting is open for 24 hours, so get your votes in now. Who will be the GOAT?
Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):
Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.