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.
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Updated tournament bracket (click to enlarge):
BE Baddest Wrestler Full Bracket
Thanks to June M. Williams for the tournament bracket graphic.