Not too long ago, Tim Sylvia was donning UFC gold. Fast forward four years and the heavyweight has now been on the wrong end of two embarrassing losses that lasted a total of 41 seconds.
Thankfully for “The Maine-iac,” his 32-second TKO loss to Abe Wagner Friday night at “Titan Fighting Championship 16” isn’t the most humiliating moment in his controversial career.
The 34-year-old was knocked out by Ray Mercer in nine seconds in June 2009.
Perhaps Sylvia tipping the scales at a whopping 311 pounds on Thursday for their 265-pound affair was a sign of things to come. Granted he was a last-minute replacement for Todd Duffee, who instead opted to get mauled by Alistair Overeem on New Year’s Eve, but still…
“I thought I’d have a big speed advantage over him,” Wagner stated following the shellacking. “I wanted to take the fight to him.”
“Titan Fighting Championship 16” took place inside the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
Here are the results from last night’s show on HDNet:
Alonzo Martinez def. Deryck Ripley via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:19 in the 2ndRound
Anthony Gutierrez def. Jacob Akin via TKO (elbows) at 3:28 in the 1stRound
Drew Dober def. Bobby Cooper via Unanimous Decision
Drew McFedries def. Gary Tapusoa via TKO (Punches) at 4:42 in the 3rdRound
Aaron Derrow def. Rich Clementi via Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:35 in the 3rdRound
Jason High def. Rudy Bears via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:51 in the 1stRound
Abe Wagner def. Tim Sylvia via TKO (Punches) at 0:32 in the 1stRound
Please click the media player below to watch the greatest accomplishment of Wagner’s career: