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BE's Baddest Greatest MMA Wrestler: #1 Ben Askren vs. #5 Cain Velasquez

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Wrestler of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Ben Askren vs. #5 Cain Velasquez. Vote now!

June M. Williams

Round 1 is in the books, and it was a crazy one. A #1 seed eliminated, 5 upsets, and a draw that led to a previously eliminated #7 seed getting a second shot at the tournament. Our wild card fight saw Dominick Cruz take a domin8ing decision over Mark Kerr and Sean Sherk. Cruz is back in it, and will rematch his BE's Baddest rival Demetrious Johnson later this round.

Today we kick off the second round with a 1 vs 5 match-up, but if the previous round was any indication, don't expect this to be a cakewalk for the #1 seed. Here, #1 Ben Askren, fresh off his win over Josh Koscheck, takes on #5 Cain Velasquez, who upset Yoel Romero last round. We've already seen top seeded Khabib Nurmagomedov fall - can Velasquez pull off his second upset and take out another top name?

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

To vote for Ben Askren write: Vote - Askren

To vote for Cain Velasquez write: Vote - Velasquez

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

Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):

BE Baddest Wrestler Full Bracket

BE Baddest R1 Khabib vs Evans June M. Williams

Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.

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