BE's Baddest Greatest Submission Fighter Tournament: #1 Shinya Aoki vs #1 Kazushi Sakuraba

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. #1 Kazushi Sakuraba. Vote now!

The first semi-final is done. #1 seed Frank Mir took on #2 Fabricio Werdum for a spot in the finals. And the winner who now has his shot at the championship... will be announced later. Check back on Monday as we announce both finalists. Or, I guess, you could go count the votes, but where's the fun in that?

Today, it's time to name Finalist #2. While Mir vs. Werdum was a battle for the greatest Heavyweight, this is the battle for Japan. On one side, it's Dream stand-out and #1 seed Shinya Aoki. His opponent is Pride legend and #1 seed Kazushi Sakuraba. Old school Japanese MMA or new school? The choice is yours.

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 Kazushi Sakuraba write: Vote - Sakuraba

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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