BE's Baddest Greatest Submission Fighter Tournament: #1 Shinya Aoki vs #5 Genki Sudo

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: #1 Shinya Aoki vs. #5 Genki Sudo. Vote now!

Wednesday's match-up between #1 Frank Mir and #5 Joe Lauzon was another blowout win. Mir had no trouble taking out Lauzon, ending any hopes of an upset run for J-Lau. Mir now must wait for the Hughes vs. Gracie II rematch to determine who he takes on in the Elite 8.

Today, we close out our #1 seeds in a fascinating all-Japan battle. #1 Shinya Aoki takes on #5 Genki Sudo. It's hard to envision a #1 seed losing this early, but Sudo has a rabid fanbase, as shown by his effortless victory over the #4 Jon Jones last time out. These are two of the most creative submission fighters on the list, and it's a real shame one will have to make an exit now - you decide who that will be.

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

To vote for Shinya Aoki write: Vote - Aoki

To vote for Genki Sudo write: Vote - Sudo

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

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):
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Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.


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