Former UFC Welterweight champion Matt Hughes has officially moved on to the Sweet 16. He took out Igor Vovchanchyn, 70-33. Never before in this tournament have I seen the word "begrudgingly" used so many times to describe a vote. Next up for Hughes is a showdown with a man with a very similar legacy - former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell.
Today, we finally do it - we close out the opening round. And we've saved a big one for the end. #4 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. #5 Shogun Rua. It's an epic Pride vs. Pride clash - I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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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.