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BE's Baddest Greatest MMA Wrestler: #2 Jon Jones vs. #6 Demian Maia

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Wrestler of All Time. Today's match-up: #2 Jon Jones vs. #6 Demian Maia. Vote now!

June M. Williams

The latest BE's Baddest was a clash between two of the all time great Welterweights, with Matt Hughes taking on Jake Shields. The #3 ranked Shields made it a battle, but in the end, he didn't have enough to take out Hughes, one of the UFC's wrestling pioneers. Hughes takes the win 50-27. With that, our first Elite 8 fight is set as it will be Matt Hughes vs. Frankie Edgar with a Final 4 spot on the line.

One of the big points of discussion in Hughes vs. Shields was the line between wrestling and grappling. I expect that discussion to continue here with the inclusion of #6 Demian Maia, fresh off his crushing real world victory over Carlos Condit. Maia takes on #2 seed Jon Jones. We'll see if Maia can keep his upset streak alive.

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

To vote for Jon Jones write: Vote - Jones

To vote for Demian Maia write: Vote - Maia

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 R2 Severn vs Couture June M. Williams

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

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