BE's Baddest Greatest Submission Fighter Tournament: #1 Kazushi Sakuraba vs #4 Rickson Gracie

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 Kazushi Sakuraba vs. #4 Rickson Gracie. Vote now!

Monday's match-up was a brutal one, as fans were forced to see either Fabricio Werdum or Jacare Souza make an early exit from the tournament. After much tears, most found the match in favor of Werdum, who sent Jacare packing in just the 2nd round. That sets up our first fight of the Elite 8 as it will be Fabricio Werdum vs. Demian Maia with a spot in the Final 4 on the line.

This week, the Gracies are big news thanks to Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3. But before Bravo, there was another man who was the scourge of the Gracie clan. That man? Kazushi Sakuraba. And here, the #1 seeded Saku takes on the one Gracie scalp he never claimed - #4 Rickson Gracie. It's a fight 15 years in the making. Sakuraba vs. Rickson at last is upon us. And you chose who wins.

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

To vote for Kazushi Sakuraba write: Vote - Sakuraba

To vote for Rickson Gracie write: Vote - Gracie

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

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge)Besf-rd2
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Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.


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