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March MMAdness: Nelson Beats Monson, Silva Beats Leites

It's the second day of day of March Madness, and the whole sports world is searching for NCAA basketball scores and results. But here at MMA FanHouse it's the second day of March MMAdness, where we had 16 more fights in our make-believe 64-man openweight MMA tournament.

In today's action, we saw a couple fights in our make-believe tournament that are really going to happen in real life soon: Roy Nelson vs. Jeff Monson, which is scheduled for Saturday's March Badness card, and Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites, which will take place at UFC 97.


West Region
1. Josh Barnett beat 16. Roger Gracie by third-round TKO (strikes)
9. Paul Buentello beat 8. Mauricio Rua by second-round TKO (strikes)
5. Gabriel Gonzaga beat 12. Brett Rogers by first-round submission (arm bar)
4. Alistair Overeem beat 13. Vladimir Matyushenko by first-round KO (punch)
6. Keith Jardine beat 11. Gegard Mousasi by split decision
3. Quinton Jackson beat 14. Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision
10. Marcio Cruz beat 7. Aleksander Emelianenko by third-round submission (guillotine)
2. Anderson Silva beat 15. Thales Leites by second-round KO (knee)

Midwest Region
1. Brock Lesnar beat 16. Alexey Oleinik by second-round TKO (strikes)
8. Roy Nelson beat 9. Jeff Monson by third-round KO (punch)
5. Junior Cigano dos Santos beat 12. Georges St. Pierre by second-round KO (punch)
4. Shane Carwin beat 13. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou by first-round TKO (strikes)
11. Semmy Schilt beat 6. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic by first-round submission (triangle choke)
3. Andrei Arlovski beat 14. Yushin Okami by first-round KO (punch)
7. Antonio Silva beat 10. Luis Cane by second-round TKO (strikes)
2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira beat 15. Robbie Lawler by first-round submission (rear-naked choke)