Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Lightweight of All Time. Today’s match-up: #4 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. #5 Joe Lauzon. Vote now!
Fight #3 of the tournament was our first close back-and-forth scrap. #7 seed Josh Thomson put up a powerful fight, giving it his all, but in the end, he fell to #2 seed Anthony Pettis, 42-17. Call it a close decision win for Pettis that fans will be discussing for some time to come. Pettis now moves on to face either Eddie Alvarez or Tatsuya Kawajiri in the Sweet 16.
Today, we continue a conversation that started in the Pettis vs. Thomson comment section. Some good debate emerged there about the merits of #4 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. #5 Joe Lauzon – so let’s put that match-up to the test right now. This is an interesting fight as it features two excellent Lightweights, but also two men who have never held or even fought for a major title – a “distinction” unique to this fight among our entire set of opening round match-ups.
In order to vote, simply leave a comment. In the subject line make sure you follow these guidelines:
To vote for Khabib Nurmagomedov write: Vote – Nurmagomedov (Yes, write his whole name you lazy bums!)
To vote for Joe Lauzon write: Vote – Lauzon
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.