Our first fight of this week ended up being a surprisingly close battle between Wanderlei Silva and Lyoto Machida. Both sides made compelling arguments, but in the end, the Axe Murderer slayed The Dragon, 125-81. This sets up Silva vs. Bas Rutten in a fight I know I would have loved to see once upon a time.
Today, we close out our 2 vs. 7 series with #2 seed and former two-division UFC champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2) taking on #7 seed and pioneer of the sport Rickson Gracie (11-0? 400-0? 400-1?). It's a battle of jiu jitsu - vote now!
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Voting is open for 24 hours, so get your votes in now. Who will be the GOAT?
Also, one quick programming note - be sure to check in this weekend as we will have a BE's Baddest match-up on Saturday.
Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):
Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.