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Five Brother vs. Brother MMA Fights We’d Actually Like to See

(Rosenthal, you scene-stealing son-of-a-bitch.)

MMA history is littered with badass sets of brothers — the Nogueiras, the Shamrocks, the Ruffos — but we wouldn’t necessarily want to see them cage-fight to the death. There are, of course, a few exceptions to that rule. In honor of tomorrow’s release of Warrior, which features two estranged brothers who [SPOILER ALERT!] beat the crap out of each other at the end, we humbly present our top-five dream fights between bros. Enjoy…

Clay Guida vs. Jason Guida

With all the times that Jason has slapped his brother in the face before UFC fights, you’d think that Clay might want to give some of it back, just once. Sure, the Carpenter would be at a solid 50-pound weight disadvantage, but I think he’d take it by decision due to his pace and his wrestling. Besides, it’s been too long since we’ve had a good open-weight freak show fight in this country.

Patricio Freire vs. Patricky Freire

This is basically the 2011 version of “I wonder what would happen if Shogun and Ninja fought each other?” With a 17-1 record and a Bellator Season 4 tournament sweep to his credit, Patricio Pitbull is undoubtedly one of the greatest featherweights outside of the UFC. (Notable moments: His TKO of Georgi Karakhanyan and destruction of Wilson Reis.) Patricio’s lightweight brother Patricky is just as ferocious, as proven by his knockout of Rob McCullough and highlight-reel flying-knee against Toby Imada. Make it happen, Bjorn.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Aleksander Emelianenko

More than anything, I just want to see Aleks fight a legitimate opponent who doesn’t faint out of terror. But it’s also a compelling matchup because Fedor and Aleksander have shared a rocky personal history. Aleksander has publicly blasted Fedor’s management and coaches, while Fedor has questioned his brother’s motivation and distanced himself from Aleks’s erratic behavior. Two brothers with completely different personalities, facing off in the cage — somebody should make a movie about that.

Jon Jones vs. Arthur Jones

To hear Bones tell it, his big brother Arthur — a defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens — is about two years of training away from being the heavyweight champion of the world, and could smash Cain Velasquez. Arthur claims that he and Jon used to fight and wrestle all the time when they were younger, but Jon never won their little scraps. Like, ever. Well, Jonny Bones ain’t no kid anymore, and I propose an MMA fight to prove who’s really the top dog in the Jones family. Judging by the way Arthur got handled by Kelly Gregg, my money’s on the champ.

Anderson Silva vs. his evil twin brother Anderson Silva

After his ninth consecutive middleweight title defense against Yushin Okami last month, Anderson Silva was asked who he wants to fight next, to which he responded, “my clone.” Look, I don’t care how many millions of dollars in research and development it takes to create an exact replica of Anderson with identical MMA skills, but I think we can all agree that it needs to happen. Obviously, if Silva can keep the fight standing, Silva should have it in the bag, but if Silva can get the fight to the ground, Silva immediately turns the odds in his favor. (To clarify, Original Silva would be cornered by Real Steven Seagal, while Clone Silva would be cornered by the character Seagal played in Out for Justice.)

- Ben Goldstein

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Dubbayoo- September 10, 2011 at 10:42 am
Damn, Ben.. that's some good shit you're smoking..
PERPATRAITOR- September 9, 2011 at 1:49 am
What about cung lee vs Nam phan. They all look alike, might as well. WAR DIAZ!
frndlylion- September 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm
This list is an absolutel FAIL to not have Nick Diaz vs Nate Diaz. The two of them talk so much trash its a natural. I guarantee they both think they can kick the other one's ass.

Who knows. Maybe they would beat the stupid out of each other and become decent people.
Violent By Design- September 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm
How about the Overeems? Alistair would win obviously, but for the sake of the topic.
High Left Kick- September 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm
why arnt the CYBORG brothers on this list?
AndyInflammatory- September 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm
Kim vs Khloe vs Kourtney Kardashian
mDino- September 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm
and while were at it, anderson silva vs M.Bison who uses no psycho power.
mDino- September 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm
sagat vs cyril diabate
ghostboner- September 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm
Forrest Griffin vs Amir Sadollah
ghostboner- September 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Shit. Just meant to put evil Randy.
ghostboner- September 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm
What about good Evil Randy couture and Capt America?
Walrus- September 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm
I love how Stich yells back at Clay when he turns to him.
Sho Nuff- September 8, 2011 at 11:51 am
The Millers, the Nogs, the Ruas, the Diaz's, all would be good choices.
Me likey- September 8, 2011 at 10:55 am
lol. bitch stewie.
i would like to see matt lindland and his brother sloth from the goonies fight.
btw my captcha had a swastika and an ekg reading.
RwilsonR- September 8, 2011 at 9:33 am
Here are a couple other honorable mentions for your list:
Ken vs Frank Shamrock in 1994
Lorenzo Fertitta vs Frank Fertitta III
Jared Shaw vs himself, as he confusedly looks into a mirror and keeps asking angrily, "Whatchu lookin' at, playa?"
the silver hawaiian- September 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

RwilsonR- September 8, 2011 at 9:22 am
Does anyone remember the episode of Family Guy where Stewie clones himself and makes Bitch Stewie, who is just a little..... off? I've always thought the Jonathon Goulet reminded me of Bitch GSP.... a clone of GSP missing a chromosome or two.
I don't really have any desire to see them fight, though. So I suppose it is largely irrelevant to this discussion.
skeletor- September 8, 2011 at 9:15 am
Don't forget about the Browning's
RwilsonR- September 8, 2011 at 9:13 am
And what about Chael Sonnen vs his Mexican twin?
intercept440- September 8, 2011 at 9:13 am
wilson FTW
Fried Taco- September 8, 2011 at 9:13 am
I'd like to see the Miller brothers go at it. And throw Mayhem in there just for good measure.
RwilsonR- September 8, 2011 at 9:10 am
I can understand not having the Nogs, the Diaz brothers, the Miller boys, Mark & Matt Hughes, and maybe a few others on this list. But anyone who doesn't want to see Cris Cyborg Santos fight Evangelista Cyborg Santos is just crazy! They are brothers... right?
Dante- September 8, 2011 at 9:08 am
those damn pictures of Anderson made me laugh so hard!
bgoldstein- September 8, 2011 at 9:01 am
omunto makes a good point.
omunto- September 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

My guess is because the Nog brothers are not on the "Five Brother vs. Brother MMA Fights Ben would Actually Like to See" list.