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01-07-2011, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
I made a similar post on the MMA board (on page 2) in regards to the brackets. someone made an interesting post potentially explaining this.

Overeem vs Werdum is Champ vs #1 contender
Fedor vs Big Foot is to determine the next #1 contender

So when those fights play out then you've got the Champ vs the #1 Contender again.

And on the other side of the bracket you've got the guys fighting out to determine who will be the #2 contender and the eventual winner for that side will rightfully fight for the belt (after the #1 contenders have been dealt with).
I agree, there are always upsets that happen in Tournaments, the finals never work out with what they want. So this way, You can possibly see a Fedor/Overeem matchup, or Fedor/Werdum rematch in the 2nd round, with a possibility of a Fedor/Kharitonov or Fedor/Barnett matchup in the finals, mind you none of that happens if Big Foot beats Fedor...But I love this tournament.

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