BE's Baddest MMA Greatest of All Time Tournament: #4 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs #5 Shogun Rua

June M. Williams

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Fighter of All Time. Today's match-up: #4 Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira vs. #5 Shogun Rua. Vote now!

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.

In order to vote, simply leave a comment. In the subject line make sure you follow these guidelines:

To vote for Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira write: Vote - Nog

To vote for Mauricio Shogun Rua write: Vote - Shogun

Voting is open for 24 hours, so get your votes in now. Who will be the GOAT?

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):

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Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.

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