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BE's Baddest Greatest Striker Tournament: #1 Lyoto Machida vs. #8 Renan Barao

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Lyoto Machida vs. #8 Renan Barao. Vote now!

June M. Williams

In our last fight, what looked like a close, 4 vs 5 match-up ended up being anything but. Georges St. Pierre rolled through Dominick Cruz with no trouble at all, sending the former Bantamweight champion packing with a score of 69-16. Up next for GSP - a considerably greater challenge in the form of Mark Hunt.

Today, 1 vs 8 - Lyoto Machida vs Renan Barao. Interestingly, Barao was also in our GOAT tournament where he was again a #8 seed. That time, he was stomped by eventual tournament winner Fedor Emelianenko in the opening round. Will he do any better this time? It's going to be tough, that's for sure.

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

To vote for Lyoto Machida write: Vote - Machida

To vote for Renan Barao write: Vote - Barao

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

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):
BADDEST Striker Rd 1-12
Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.