March MMAdness: The Best Fight Ever Declared!

UFC 189: Lawler v MacDonald

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Welcome to the end of Mania’s March MMAdness …

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Final Results:

Your bronze medalist(s):

Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2 (#5) defeats Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar 1 (#2) with 54 percent of Maniac votes.

UFC 125: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
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Your champion(s):

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald 2 (#1) defeats Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua 1 (#3) with 58 percent of Maniac votes.

UFC 189: Lawler v MacDonald
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Having obliterated all prior comers, our top seed proved that it could deal with adversity, overcoming the ultimate Light Heavyweight brawl to claim gold. Congratulations to UFC 189’s “Fight of the Night,” which takes home its most prestigious honor to date. That’s not to say everyone else is leaving empty-handed, though: we’ve got our own “of the Night” awards to present.

Biggest Upset: No. 52-seeded Yair Rodriguez vs. Chan Sung Jung over No. 13-ranked Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi
Widest Win: No. 1-ranked Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald 2 over No. 64-seeded Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice (329 votes to 16)
Narrowest Win: No. 9-seeded Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit over No. 25-ranked Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (153 votes to 151)
Longest Run by <16 Seed: No. 27-ranked Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung (Elite Eight)
Overachievement Award: No. 48-seeded Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon 1 (defeated No. 17 Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Filipovic and No. 16 Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 in succession)


We hope you all enjoyed playing as much as we did running it. Join us as we gear up for next week’s potential return of mixed martial arts!

Be sure to also check out our March MMAdness archive — which includes the entire bracket — to catch up on the tournament right here.