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The Greatest Fights in MMA History Tournament: Vote Now in the Semifinals!

The quarterfinal round of our Greatest Fights in MMA History Tournament has come to an end, and the Elite Eight has been carved down to a Final Four. Before you vote in the semifinals, here are the results from Round 2:

THE ‘COME AT ME BRO!’ DIVISION
- Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar 1 defeated Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson 2, with 69.4% of the vote. It’s no surprise to see the tourney’s #1 seed make the semis.

THE MODERN CLASSIC DIVISION
- Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 1 defeated Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, with 64.9% of the vote. To quote Simon Cowell, America got it right this time.

THE LEGENDS DIVISION
- Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie 1, with 62.2% of the vote. I guess a balls-out one-round hockey-fight is always going to beat a 90-minute war of attrition. Damn kids today and their short attention spans. (But yeah, I voted for Frye/Takayama too.)

THE ‘TAP TAP TAP!’ DIVISION
- Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 1 defeated Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 2, with 73.3% of the vote. This has to be the greatest upset in the tournament so far. I always thought of Silva/Sonnen 1 as a dark horse in this bracket, yet it blows out another all-time great in the quarterfinals after sneaking by Diaz/Gomi in the round-of-16? Do you believe in miracles?

Vote now, and be sure to come back on Friday when we reveal the two finalists!

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The Greatest Fights in MMA History Tournament: Vote Now in the Quarterfinals!

Thanks to everybody who voted in the opening round of our Greatest Fights in MMA History Tournament! The original field of 16 classic fights has now been chopped down to eight. Before you vote in the quarterfinals, here are the results from Round 1:

THE ‘COME AT ME BRO!’ DIVISION
- Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar 1 defeated Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida, with 78.7% of the vote. This was the biggest blowout of the opening round.
- Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson 2 defeated Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung 1, with 55.6% of the vote

THE MODERN CLASSIC DIVISION
- Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 1 defeated Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Mark Hunt, with 51.9% of the vote
- Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson defeated Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez 1, with 75.2% of the vote

THE LEGENDS DIVISION
- Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Cro Cop, with 53.3% of the vote
- Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie 1 defeated Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, with 74.8% of the vote

THE ‘TAP TAP TAP!’ DIVISION
- Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 1 defeated Nick Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi, with 50.8% of the vote. This was the closest match of the opening round.
- Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 2 defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, with 64.4% of the vote

And those are your eight quarter-finalists, ladies and gentlemen. Vote now, and come back on Monday for the results and the beginning of the quarterfinal round!

ONE FINAL, IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of you were under the impression that your votes were being improperly recorded because the right-arrow flashed every time you placed a vote, even when you were voting for the matchup on the left side. We apologize for the confusion; those arrows were meant to direct you to the next matchup, not indicate who you voted for. (I know, it threw me off at first too.) But believe me, all your votes were recorded properly, and Diaz vs. Gomi lost fair and square. Also, yeah, that green VOTE NOW button at the bottom of the bracket does nothing. Sorry about that.

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CagePotato’s ‘Greatest Fights in MMA History’ Tournament: Opening Round Voting Starts Now!


(And congrats to Bigfoot Silva vs. Mark Hunt for winning the play-in round by a landslide! Full results from that vote are here, if you’re curious. / Photo via Getty)

CagePotato is pleased to announce our “Greatest Fights in MMA History” tournament, where your votes will decide the #1 greatest MMA fight of all time, once and for all. Voting begins today with the round of 16, featuring a diverse selection of classic bouts from the last 15 years…

CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH THE BRACKET!

Here’s how it works: Select any of the matchups on the main bracket page to begin voting. A registration page will pop up, allowing you to login through Facebook (recommended) or create a new account. Go through each matchup and click on the fight you’d like to see advance to the next round. We’ve included video links and results for every fight on the matchup pages, so you can become re-acquainted before making your decision. Voting for the opening round ends Tuesday night at 11:59 p.m. ET. Visit our How-To page for the full voting schedule, which will run through April 22nd. Any questions or technical issues, please drop ‘em in the comments section on the bracket page.

The Greatest Fights in MMA History nominees are as follows…

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By the Way, Anderson Silva Has No Chance of Winning That ESPN ‘Greatest Athlete of All Time’ Bracket


(Props: ESPN Sportsnation)

Ready to get your hearts broken again, MMA fans? ESPN’s SportsCenter and Sport Science programs are collaborating on a new Greatest Athlete of All Time bracket, in which legendary athletes from 16 different sports go head-to-head based on a “unique metric that factors in attributes such as speed, power, reaction time and more.” Naturally, the MMA representative is UFC middleweight deity Anderson Silva, whose astounding 16-0 record in the UFC includes 10 consecutive title defenses.

Let’s get one thing straight: Anderson Silva is not going to win this little competition. To advance out of the first round, he’ll have to beat Olympic swimming golden boy Michael Phelps, and if by some miracle he pulls that off, he’ll face the winner of Michael Jordan vs. Tiger Woods in the quarterfinals. Silva is just a patsy here. Roadkill. A half-assed nod to fans of a fringe sport. To demonstrate how little ESPN cares about us, here’s how Sport Science host John Brenkus sums up Silva’s career:

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Wilson Reis, Lymon Good Stay Undefeated at Bellator II; Semi-Final Brackets Taking Shape


(Wilson Reis vs. Henry Martinez)

If you’re one of the proud, multi-lingual subscribers of ESPN Deportes, this is old news to you, but the second weekly installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships went down Friday night (and was broadcast on Saturday), with former EliteXC 140-pound champ Wilson Reis extending his record to 7-0 with a decision win over Henry Martinez, and IFL/Ring of Combat vet Lyman Good scoring his eighth consecutive win after choking out Hector Urbina. Also on the card was Jorge Ortiz (aka "The Naked Man"), who scored a decision win over Aaron Romero. You can watch the entire broadcast (in English!) starting this Wednesday on Bellator.com. Full results are below…

TOURNAMENT BOUTS
Wilson Reis def. Henry Martinez via unanimous decision (bantamweights)
Eric Reynolds def. Thomas Schulte via TKO, 4:18 of round 1 (lightweights)
Lyman Good def. Hector Urbina via submission (rear-naked choke), 3:22 of round 2 (welterweights)
Omar de la Cruz def. Victor Meza via unanimous decision (welterweights)
Jorge Ortiz def. Aaron Romero via unanimous decision (welterweights)

NON-TOURNAMENT BOUTS
Jesse Juarez def. Mikey Gomez via TKO, 4:23 of round one (welterweights)
Matt Makowksi def. Aaron Tregear via unanimous decision (lightweights)
Jimmie Rivera def. Willie Gates via submission (triangle choke), 3:17 of round 3 (bantamweights)
Josh Laberge def. Chris Simmons via unanimous decision (lightweights)

Bellator’s staggered four-weight-class tournament system may seem confusing at first, but basically here’s what’s going to happen…

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