It took almost the entire tournament for it to happen, but we finally have our first major upset. It looked like a lock that the four #1 seeds would meet in the Final 4, but that is not to be. #3 seed Jose Aldo managed the win, taking out #1 Jon Jones, 95-85. That also comes after Aldo pulled off a similarly close upset win over B.J. Penn. Next up, Aldo meets Anderson Silva for a spot in the finals. That seems like it must be the end of Aldo's Cinderella Story, but who knows?
Today, the last spot of the Final 4 is decided with #1 Fedor Emelianenko (35-4(1)) vs. #2 Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1(1)). Pride Never Die! Except, this time, you must vote against one of the true faces of the company. Sorry Pride fans. So which great Pride champion moves on? Vote now to find out.
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To vote for Fedor Emelianenko write: Vote - Fedor
To vote for Wanderlei Silva write: Vote - Silva
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.