TJ vs. Cody is the final of an [unofficial] 8-Man Bantamweight Grand Prix

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  1. mattandbenny Purple Belt

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    So if you work back, it works out this could be the final of a GP.

    I know it's obviously not a real tournament, but from someone who loves tournaments i thought this was quite cool.
     
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    Mizugaki wasn't one of the top 8 bantamweights but close enough. Interesting find

    Maybe if you replaced that fight with Cody-Almeida
     
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    Well spotted. The final is a fight that couldn't be more exciting.
     
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    Tournaments is what started it all in the UFC, and continued in Pride (RIP, Pride never die, 10 year anniversary).

    Thanks TS! Looking forward to the final of the UFC 8 man bantamweight tournament.
     
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    You can literally do this with any fight that with fighters that had no rematches in their previous 2 fights.
    The whole point of a tournament is the ability to predict future matchups.
     
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    Feel like most high level tournaments or GP's back in the day were always missing at least 1 important/relevant fighter due to prior engagements or injury or whatever. At the very least he was incredibly experienced fighting a then 9-0 fighter.
     
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    Ufc wanted ratings.. this would have brought them, great tournament with great fighters and fights.

    Good job TS
     
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    Pretty sick
     
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    *and that won their previous two fights.
    But yeah this is really nothing special. This retroactive bracketing can be done to any one of the titles that is not a WME shitshow.
     
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    It does make it fun to look at it like a tournament. Still have no idea who is going to win or who I even want to win, its one of those fights I'm just going to enjoy no matter what the outcome.
     
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    Good job TS
     
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    Its close, but your missing out the fact that Dominic Cruz beat TJ. So bascially TJ would have been knocked out of the tournie.
     
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    Where is he missing? Cruz vs. TJ happened before that hypothetical 8-man tourney started
     
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    WOW yeah you guys are right.. I apologise.. I thought the TJ cruz fight was a lot sooner than it actually was.. Time flies ..........
     
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    UFC should hire people like you. an official tournament would be more fun for the fans
     
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    Completely agree - when i was making the brackets i actually thought the Cody-Almeida fight would have been a QF... Was a bit gutted when i realised he fought Mizugaki after beating Almeida.
     
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    It's a lot harder for these unofficial tournaments to happen than you think - as far as i'm aware this is the only one (maybe Flyweight too). I actually started to do one for a lightweight GP which Ferguson won involving Kevin Lee, Mike Chiesa, Rafael Dos Anjos, Francisco Trinaldo etc. But Dos Anjos Messed it up - he fought Ferguson (in what would have been the semi's) after getting KO'd by Alvarez.

    Maybe there would be a Flyweight one if you work back with DJ, Borg, Reis, Formiga etc, but it wouldn't have the same name power as this BW one - this BW is stacked.
     
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    You're right in fact - I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that the category that I mentioned of "WME shitshow" turns out to include all but one of the divisions. I wonder whether you would have found more eligible titles a couple of years ago. Probably.
     
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    That doesn't make sense at all. Mizugaki wouldn't be in the tournament and top seeds are supposed to face lowest seeds first. They wouldn't start off with Cruz/Faber.
     
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    Even in your make believe tournament, how can a title fight be the opening round?
     
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