There will be 5 first round matches with the 5 winners going to the final, each vote will last approx 24 hrs.
First up is Achillesheel v Trollking who were both given the weight classes of HW and LHW.
Please pick your favourite out of the 2 Grand Prix's and vote at the top.
Good luck to both
Brazil vs. USA Open-Weight Grand Prix
The Opening Round...
Match #1: Anderson Silva (27-4, 6' 2") vs. Matt “Meathead” Mitrione (4-0, 6' 2”)
Match #2: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (31-8, 6' 1") vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (11-6, 6' 2")
Match #3: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (19-4, 6' 2") vs. Brendan Schaub (7-1, 6'
Match #4: Randy Couture? (19-10, 6' 1") vs. Luiz Artur Cane (10-3, 6' 2")
Match #5: Brock Lesnar (5-2, 6' 3") vs. Marcio Cruz (7-2, 6' 4")
Match #6: Lyoto Machida (16-2, 6' 1") vs. Brett Rogers (11-2, 6' 5")
Match #7: Ryan Bader (12-0, 6' 2") vs. Roger Gracie (3-0, 6' 4")
Match #8: Renato "Babalu" Sobral (36-9, 6' 0") vs. Daniel Cormier (7-0, 5' 11")
Quarterfinal: Anderson Silva vs. Rampage Jackson
Quarterfinal: Lil' Nog vs. Randy Couture
Quarterfinal: Brock Lesnar vs. Lyoto Machida
Quarterfinal: Roger Gracie vs. Daniel Cormier
Semifinal: Anderson Silva vs. Randy Couture
Semifinal: Lyoto Machida vs. Daniel Cormier
Final: Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida
Fedor v Rothwell,
Mir v Barnett,
Big Nog v Nelson
CC v Carwin,
Arlovski v JDS
Sylvia v Kharitonov,
Aleks v Antonio Silva
Valesquez v Werdum,
Fedor v Barnett
Big Nog v Carwin
JDS v Kharitonov
Aleks v V Valesquez
Fedor v Carwin
JDS v Valesquez
Fedor v Valesquez
I think both finals are amazing match ups and there are some really interesting matchups in both Grand Prix's for me, overall i preferred the BIG HW match ups that Trollking has gone for, especially in the later rounds and that was my reason for voting for Trollking.
I really like both cards, but i think Trollking edges it out with the main event
Can i vote for Myself ...
Yes mate, ill be voting for myself
A lot of these match-ups, on both sides, seem pretty one sided on paper, but Silva vs. Machida is a fight that I would give my left nut to see happen. De facto, that's going to get my vote.
Close Match. The Match-ups were tit for tat in terms of compelling.
Achilles Heel -
1. Rampage v. Anderson
2. Brock v. Machida
3. Anderson v. Machida
4. Anderson v. Lil Nog (think he'd beat couture)
5. Rampage v. Gonzaga
1. Fedor v. Velasquez
2. JDS v. Velasquez
3. Fedor v. Carwin
4. JDS v. Kharitonov
5. Fedor v. Barnett.
In the end i go with Achilles, as Rampage and Machida are personal favorites and the competitiveness throughout the tournament is just a tad-bit higher. All the favorites still have tough Match-ups. Where Fedor gets Rothwell, Anderson Silva gets Mitrione, and that match-up is still tough as hell for Anderson Silva.
I give it to TK by a very narrow margin for cleaning out the HW division.
Achillesheel advances to the final 11-8.