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Friday, 08/03/2012, 07:34 am

ONE FC 5 Gains Sylvia vs. Arlovski 4 | MMA NEWS

Tim Sylvia has been very vocal about fighting again for Zuffa. When his bout with Strikforce hevyweight standout Daniel Cormier was taken away at the last minute and given to Frank Mir, he openly admitted he was crushed. Now it looks like he will have a chance to prove he belongs in the big leagues again.

ONE FC has announced a fourth fight between Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia. The two were once the top of the food chain in the UFC’s Heavyweight division, but their luster has diminished greatly due to losses by way of spectacular knockouts, and less than stellar performances. Sylvia went 2-1 against Arlovski in the UFC and now hopes to put the final stamp on their rivalry. They have a chance to redeem themselves on a big stage and potentially catch the eyes of Zuffa brass.

Arlovski initially was slated to fight Soa Palelei at ONE FC 5, but the Australian told the fight was scrapped when he refused to sign a five-fight deal with the promotion.

The event takes place Aug. 31 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, and it’s available as an online pay-per-view in North America.


8 Responses to “ONE FC 5 Gains Sylvia vs. Arlovski 4 | MMA NEWS”

  1. Wut says:

    How is a fight with arlovski going to hep him???

  2. Quitcrying says:

    Seeing Arlovski still fight makes me sad. When he gets ko’d it’s always disturbing. Silvia needs to accept he is no longer ufc material. Even if he beats Arlovski, that’s only worth ufc entrance if Silvia was 20 something years old. If Silvia wants in he needs to find a young guy who has ufc potential and defeat them impressively…or win bellator and succesfully defend the title, than the fans will get him in the ufc by demand.

  3. xhoochiex says:

    Does silvia still weigh 300 pounds??

  4. stephen riddle says:

    All old school night that would be awesome!

  5. Gizmo says:

    man the picture they use of silvia is bad. looks like hes getting blown and bustin a nut

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