Creating and Breaking Down a Fantasy Lightweight Grand Prix

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Creating and Breaking Down a Fantasy Lightweight Grand Prix

While it certainly comes with flaws, the tournament format is always intriguing to speculate about in MMA. As one of the most talent-rich divisions in the sport, the 155-pound division would provide one of the most entertaining and evenly matched tournament fields of any division.

Though the four-man flyweight tournament that is planned for 2012 will likely be the closest the UFC ever comes to putting together a tournament, fantasizing about potential tournament matchups gives us a better idea of where fighters really stand in a division.

The fairest way to put together any fantasy tournament would be to seed fighters based on their approximate ranking within the division. We have already done just that with the world's top eight lightweights, so move along to the next slide to view the first matchup this fantasy lightweight grand prix. 

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