Sylvia predicts a knockout in Buentello fight

by Brendhan Conlan | source:

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champ Tim SylviaSylvia, who has felt the highs of headlining huge events to the lows of being knocked out by a 48-year old man making his professional MMA debut, has won back-to-back fights since losing to Ray Mercer a year ago and looks to continue the righting of his career this Saturday night against 28-12 journeyman Paul Buentello. The two men, both known for their striking, will scrap for Powerhouse World Promotion’s heavyweight title at the company’s “War on the Mainland” show in Irvine, California.

Five Ounces of Pain recently had a chance to ask “The Maine-iac” for his basic thoughts on Buentello and the bout in general. Sylvia’s level of respect for the powerful Texan was clear and understandably so given Buentello seventeen career TKOs and history of leaving it all in the cage whenever he competes.

“I think Paul is a good guy and a great fighter,” said Sylvia. “I think it’s going to be a great fight and the fans are going to love it – two stand-up guys that want to knockout someone.”

“War on the Mainland” takes place at the Bren Events Center on Saturday, August 14th, and will be available on cable/satellite PPV starting at 7:00PT/10:00ET. Beyond Sylvia and Buentello championship clash, the card also features title fights between UFC alumnus Jason Lambert and eight-time World BJJ champion Allan Goes for the light heavyweight belt, as well as former IFL 185-pound champ Matt Horwich facing submission-specialist Thales Leites for the middleweight strap. Additionally, former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens “Little Evil” Pulver and hard-hitting veteran Terry Martin are slated for action at the show.

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ArtWanderlei site profile image  

8/11/10 5:37 PM by ArtWanderlei

 KICK HIS ASS PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

folkwrestler site profile image  

8/11/10 5:30 PM by folkwrestler

What weight?145?Dude looks thick but is like 5'3?

folkwrestler site profile image  

8/11/10 5:30 PM by folkwrestler

Exactly.Imagine if Zuffa offered this card FREE on Spike, people would bitch like no other!!!

WoundedKnee site profile image  

8/11/10 5:16 PM by WoundedKnee

Card blows, some of you have got to be fucking kidding me about it being a good card. Most of these guys are wash outs or has beens.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

8/11/10 5:08 PM by Jack Skellington

 hope Sylvia wins but I like both fighters

Heddy site profile image  

8/11/10 5:03 PM by Heddy

I will be there live!

Ho house site profile image  

8/11/10 5:01 PM by Ho house

Great card for $30.

n3m site profile image  

8/11/10 4:59 PM by n3m

 Allan Goes is not fighting according to FB. Sucks. I wonder who will replace him.

Mako_ site profile image  

8/11/10 12:09 PM by Mako_

That fight card looks damn good. I've ordered worse UFC cards that's for sure. Go back a couple years and there's no doubt that Timmy vs. Buentello could have been a main event for the UFC.

xcouturefan site profile image  

8/11/10 12:05 PM by xcouturefan

I'll be ordering.