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Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia: July 19th, Dallas (!)


Sherdog breaks it:

Top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will fight Tim Sylvia on July 19. The Russian mixed martial arts champion confirmed the bout to on Tuesday.

“[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important,” Emelianenko said via telephone from Stary Oskol, Russia. “I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight.”

While Emelianenko was short on details, has learned through sources close to the negotiations that Fedor-Sylvia would headline a card tentatively scheduled for the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, the home base of HDNet Fights.

HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon declined to comment on the report, however sources indicate the bout will air on the Mark Cuban-owned network and is rumored to be promoted by Affliction, a clothing brand closely tied to MMA.

Emelianenko hasn’t faced an elite-level heavyweight since Mirko Filipovic at PRIDE Final Conflict in August 2005; we can’t wait to see where his skills currently stand, and if he really deserves to top our HW rankings. An interesting side-note to this booking is Monte Cox, who recently parted ways with Fedor when M-1 Global became Adrenaline MMA. Even though the fight won’t be held under the Adrenaline banner, Cox is still Tim Sylvia’s manager, which means he’ll still be getting paid at least 10% of a shit-ton of money. That, my friends, is how a smart gambler plays.

More on this story as it develops…

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har- July 19, 2008 at 4:56 am
Fedor won. How could you think that whale would have a chance? Fedor will win until he is tired of winning and loses his focus. At that point, the sport will be another load of crap with a bunch of people trying to make money versus an inspiration.
patrickgamil- July 18, 2008 at 5:08 pm
nogueira wasn't really fighting smart against tim sylvia.

he is 3 or 4 inches shorter. and better at eeverything except punching - what did he do for 2 1/2 rounds - BOX.

Fedor is 8 inches shorter, but probably will be smarter against sylvia - there are a lot of ways he should probably beat tim sylvia - i cant wait to watch though.
ppview- July 16, 2008 at 6:57 am
fedor will win becuase simply fedor is much better all around, sure sylvia is strong nd if he lands on fedor it will do damage....but not much llol fedor doesnt get hurt. if u remember the crocop fight he took a kcik to the face nd that was crocops stronger nd"deadlier" high kick as ever1 calls nd fedor fell nd got right up nd shook it off nd it was nothing crocops kicks werent doing anything lol so cmon now really its fedor all the way
ADW- July 11, 2008 at 10:10 pm
The only chance that Tim Sylvia would have had was if this fight would have been in a cage because if it was Tim could just hug Fedor against the cage for three rounds and pull a decision. This fight is in a ring. Sylvia is toast.
Diaz- July 11, 2008 at 8:29 pm
Wow how can you be so certian sylvia will win. Fedor is the man. He beat my fav fighter Cro Cop when he was at his prime. he beat noguera and he beat Randleman. Fedor can take a beating and is a well rounded fighter. of course tim has a chance but still my money is on fedor all the way.
Rajeet walia- July 9, 2008 at 10:03 am
Dylan is nutts, Nogeira never faught Mark hunt
Rajeet Walia- July 9, 2008 at 10:00 am
Fedor Wins Easily, Via 1 Round TKO or Submission
Rajeet Walia- July 9, 2008 at 9:57 am
Fedor Wins
Andrew Gladstone- July 8, 2008 at 10:45 pm
For a preview of Fedor vs Tim go to
shutupandfight- July 6, 2008 at 2:10 am
Fedor by vulvapalata...8 seconds into round one.

or he'll just burgerize Silvia, roll him up in a ball, stick him down his shorts and say to the ref "Vhere'd he go...Vhere'd he go!?".
Dylan- July 6, 2008 at 1:44 am
I don't know if people realize that Nogera has never been knocked out? Watch his fights, he is not a stand up guy. A few fights ago he fought mark hunt was it? And hunt knocked him on his ass and was like I am not going on the ground with you and let him stand up. Theres a reason he did that.

As for Fedor.. watch a bunch of his fights. When he fought cro cop, cro cop was in his prime and fedor was beating the ex kick boxing champion of the world in stand up with a possibly broken hand which would explain how cro cop did not get knocked out.

Tim sylvia's best chance for this fight is to give fedor a cut early in the fight which could mean a win by doctor stoppage.
your daddy- June 16, 2008 at 2:57 pm
yall must not know fedor, he is 28-1 the one lose was a cut so he has never been ko or submitted. hongman was was 6 in taller and 100 and thirty pounds heaver than tim and he didnt last past the first round. fedor may be smaller but he has kicked the ass of everyone he has fought and most of them could kill tim (noguiera beat tim and has lost to fedor three times) there is no way in hell tim could beat fedor because fedor has no real competition
treevis- June 13, 2008 at 2:26 am
60 percent fedor 40 percent for sylvia
MMA fan- June 13, 2008 at 1:55 am
if it stays standing sylvia has a chance if it goes down fedor wins it fast sylvia's weakness has always been submissions which happens to be fedors specialty the only prob will be getting to the ground which shouldn't be very hard for fedor
RL RISING- June 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm
MMA-hole Says:

April 8th, 2008 at 2:04 pm
If they fight in a cage, Sylvia will win. If they fight in a ring, Sylvia will win, it’ll just take longer.

You are fucking smoking crack if you think Sylvia even has a chence. What fucking planet are you from, oh I think I know. The planet Denial!
adrianq- June 10, 2008 at 9:16 pm
10 % of his money?????? what a fucken badass manager. you sure it isnt don king? fucken cock sucker
shane- June 2, 2008 at 2:03 pm
fedor has beaten nog twice, mark hunt, cro-crop, matt linland, mark coleman, randleman, fugita, and a long line of others. fedor doesn't train specifically for one fight. he trains non stop and when fight night comes, it's like us punching in at work for an 8 hour shift. but it only takes him 30 minutes tops. sylvia has no chance what so ever to win this fight. in a cage or in a ring, elbows or no elbows, it doesn't make any difference. fedor is way to fast for tim. and when he knows he has you hurt, he is just as devastating as wanderlai silva at finishing someone off. the only person who has a chance at fedor is couture. and that is just because he is a great all around fighter and has a lot of experience. but that fight would end the same way. fedor wins. period. fedor will eventually lose. but not for a long time. atleast 2 years.
kill-or-be-killed- May 26, 2008 at 4:22 pm
If you think Tim Sylvia is going to win, you are crazy!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MMA Mark- May 10, 2008 at 4:31 pm
I think Tim can win this fight, but who knows in MMA fighting.... One mistake and the fight could end quickly.
uhhh- May 10, 2008 at 2:48 am
I can see an armbar probably in the first round.. I don't think fedor can tko tim, his chin is ridiculous.
Devil's Advocate- May 10, 2008 at 12:11 am
Arm Bar Fedor 2:39 1st Rd.
FACK YOU- May 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm
Fedor hasn't fought anyone worth mentioning??? what about the ufc champ twice and cro cop plus he beat hung man choi so it will be a hands down win for fedor
josh- May 7, 2008 at 4:41 am
tim is a pansy........ fedor will rape him
mincedmeatslabs- April 20, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Toss my salad. we straight ! with jelly...
No CoNtEsT- April 15, 2008 at 2:56 am
Fedor wins wherever it goes and makes all you sylvia fans cry right along with him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!