Featherweight Tournament

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  1. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    Assuming Max beats Frankie, here's what a UFC version of Bellator's 16-man Featherweight tourament could look like. All they would have to do take out Cub & give Kron a more relevant opponent for OCT 12th. The 8 first-round fights would take place from SEP-DEC. 2nd round matchups could be determined by matchmakers or a random draw, but if the belt is on the line I don't feel a random draw would be best practice.

    Max Holloway vs Alex Volkanovski

    Zabit Magomedshripov vs Yair Rodriguez

    Jose Aldo vs Josh Emmett

    Korean Zombie vs Brian Ortega

    Arnold Allen vs Ryan Hall

    Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar

    Frankie Edgar vs Shane Burgos

    Andre Fili vs Kron Gracie


    How amazing would this be?
     
  2. Edgar retires if he loses to max imo.
     
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  3. Mortal Wombat

    Mortal Wombat Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Why have the better fighters fight each other giving less ranked opponents the chance to have an easier path. Assuming I have understood your tourny.
     
  4. jpak

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    Just like in Bellator, having the champ in the tournament is dumb.
     
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  5. Joseph_McBride

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    So have the champ sit out for a year & wait on the winner? Or don't put top contenders in the tournament either so the champ has opponents while the tourney takes place??
     
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    2nd round matchups TBD, via matchmakers. Not a bracket.
     
  7. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    Nah, he'll drop down to 135 before he does that. He could fight & beat Cruz then get a title shot.

    If he does retire or drop down, they can put in Dan Ige instead.
     
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    I just feel having Max and Alex as the first fight isn't the best because they should be fighting for the title. I would have 1vs 16, 2vs 15 and so on.
     
  9. Joseph_McBride

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    Yeah but if the belt is on the line then it's hard not to give Max the #1 contender, especially w/ him already getting the Edgar tune-up next week.
     
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    Only Here for Attachments Free from the yellow once again!

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    Sure, as long as it doesn't take a fucking year.
     
  11. Joseph_McBride

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    It's not like the belt gets defended more than 1-2 times per year anyways.
     
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    yummyyy
     
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    I don't want to assume that Max beats frankie, but I'll play because this is my favorite division and I like matching these guys up.

    Max vs. Volkanovski
    Frankie vs. Emmet
    Ortega vs. KZ
    Aldo vs. Zabit
    Stephens vs. Kattar
    Allen vs. Burgos
    Moicano vs. Hall


    I'm not sure what to do with Yair.
     
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