You may be shocked to hear this, but #1 seed Fedor Emelianenko did indeed score the win over Renan Barao. Final results were 175-15 in favor of The Last Emperor. With that, we now have our first Sweet 16 fight set - and what a fight it is. In the dream fight of 2007 it will be Russia vs. America, UFC vs. Pride, Fedor vs. Couture. Get pumped.
Today, it's two men who similarly introduced many to smaller weight classes. #2 seed and Pride veteran Kazushi Sakuraba (26-16-1(2)) takes on #7 seed former WEC champion Urijah Faber (29-6). The Gracie Hunter or The California Kid? Vote now!
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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.