BE's Baddest Greatest Submission Fighter Tournament: #3 Royce Gracie vs #6 Oleg Taktarov

June M. Williams

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Submission Fighter of All Time. Today's match-up: #3 Royce Gracie vs #6 Oleg Taktarov. Vote now!

Well that was not pretty. #3 seed B. J. Penn simply crushed #6 Jeremy Horn, leaving the MMA pioneer a bloody mess in a slaughter of a first round match-up. Big, impressive win from Penn. Now, he steps in to an incredibly tough fight as he takes on Big Nog in the next round.

Today, it's time to go old school. #3 Royce Gracie vs. #6 Oleg Taktarov. This is a fight that really should have happened at some point, but sadly never did. It's Sambo vs. Jiu Jitsu, Russia vs. Brazil in a battle between two of the men who introduced submission fighting to MMA. You decide who moves on.

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

To vote for Royce Gracie write: Vote - Gracie

To vote for Oleg Taktarov write: Vote - Taktarov

Voting is open for 24 hours, so get your votes in now.

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlargeBesf-rd1


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

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