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BE's Baddest Greatest Striker Tournament: #1 Anderson Silva vs. #2 Bas Rutten

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Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Anderson Silva vs. #2 Bas Rutten. Vote now!

June M. Williams

Our first #1 seed vs #2 seed fight is done, and it wasn't much of a battle. #1 Lyoto Machida easily dispatched #2 Anthony Pettis by a score of 56-28. That still qualifies as Lyoto's closest win of the tournament, as he is yet to run into any stiff competition. Of course, that probably changes next round.

Today, we find out exactly who squares off with the Dragon in the Final Four, as #1 seed Anderson Silva takes on #2 seed Bas Rutten. Silva is the tournament's overall #1 seed and has had no trouble yet of any kind. His two opponents so far have scored a total of 9 votes. Can Rutten make a dent in the Spider's armor? Many fans are still quite salty over Rutten's tight victory over Jon Jones last time - we'll see if that influences this vote in any way.

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

To vote for Anderson Silva write: Vote - Silva

To vote for Bas Rutten write: Vote - Rutten

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

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):
BADDEST Striker E8-2
Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.