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BE’s Baddest Greatest Lightweight: #3 Takanori Gomi vs. #6 Kid Yamamoto

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Lightweight of All Time. Today's match-up: #3 Takanori Gomi vs. #6 Kid Yamamoto. Vote now!

The most recent BE’s Baddest was an excellent battle, one of the closest of the first round. And it ended in a mild upset when Hellboy, #5 Joachim Hansen defeated #4 Kenny Florian by a slim margin, 34-28. With that win, Hansen moves on to a Sweet 16 clash with Ben Henderson.

Today, it’s the fight that any old school Japanese MMA fan has been waiting for. #3 Takanori Gomi vs. #6 Kid Yamamoto. Circa 2005, these two were THE definitive stars of Japan’s lightweight scene - and that’s at a time when there literally was no UFC Lightweight division. It’s a shame they never fought at their peaks, as it would have been a massive fight. But we get to settle it here.

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To vote for Takanori Gomi write: Vote - Gomi

To vote for Norifumi Yamamoto write: Vote - Yamamoto

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

Tournament bracket (click to enlarge):

BE Baddest Lightweight Full Bracket

Tournament graphics provided by June M. Williams.

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