Not too many moons ago, Tim Sylvia was on top of the MMA world. The “Maine-iac” was riding a six-fight winning streak and gearing up to defend his UFC heavyweight title, but an upset loss to Randy Couture in March of 2007 changed everything.
Nearly four years later, Sylvia is on the comeback trail. He’s victorious over his last four fights, all via stoppage.
“I’m going to go in there and try to knock his ass out,” Sylvia said when asked recently for a prediction on the fight. “You can expect me to go in there, get another win, and start off the New Year right.”
“HDNet Fights: Titan Fighting Championship 16” airs live tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT on HDNet.
Here are the athletes competing in the freebie fight card:
Tony Cardello vs. Billy Thomas
Mac Bailey vs. Mirsad Bektic
Julian Marquez vs. Jason Perrotta
Alonzo Martinez vs. Deryck Ripley
Jacob Akin vs. Anthony Gutierrez
John Hollis vs. Brian Phillips
Bobby Cooper vs. Drew Dober
Drew McFedries vs. Gary Tapusoa
Rich Clementi vs. Aaron Derrow
Rudy Bears vs. Jason High
Tim Sylvia vs. Abe Wagner
Please click the media player below to watch Sylvia’s pre-fight interview: