#1 seed Demian Maia has made his way through to the Elite 8. Maia was able to withstand the unconventional leglock attack of Masakazu Imanari, defeating Imanari by a score of 41-24. With that, Maia becomes the first #1 seed to make it to the next round. He joins Fedor Emelianenko. His opponent? That will be decided... right now.
Today's battle is going to be a tough one. #2 seed Fabricio Werdum vs. #3 seed Jacare Souza. Both men have incredible grappling skills and pedigress, both got here with dominating wins over a Diaz. Now, these two Brazilian greats do battle, with countryman Maia awaiting the winner. You decide who moves on.
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Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.