In a bizarre sequence of events not unlike a bad rip-off of Mortal Kombat, you are told that you must select a champion to fight in a vale tudo tournament on your behalf. Rules are to be UFC 1 standard. 8 man single elimination. The catch: If your champion loses the tournament, you will be executed. And you're only allowed to pick a fighter from the era immediately before UFC 1. So if you pick Ken Shamrock, for example, he has to be the pre-UFC 1, 1993 version of Shamrock. Your opponent will also pick pre-UFC 1, pre-1993 fighters to fill the remaining slots in the 8 man tournament. Neither of you will know which one the other picked, so there's no strategic selection going on. But no duplicates will be allowed (in the event of a duplicate pick, yours will take priority, and the tournament organizers will pick a substitute for the final 8th guy.) Whom do you select, and why?