Only 17 days after scheduled release from jail, Rogers to face Sylvia

by Matt Erickson | source:

A pair of former star heavyweights whose careers are going in different directions will meet in Japan at the end of the year.

Tim Sylvia and Brett Rogers will fight on Dream's New Year's Eve show at the Saitama Super Arena just north of Tokyo. Sources close to the negotiations on Wednesday confirmed the fight booking to The fight has not yet been announced by Dream.

Sylvia (30-7) has won six of his last seven fights following a career-worst three-fight skid that saw losses to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 81, Fedor Emelianenko at the first Affliction show and a 9-second loss to boxer Ray Mercer at an Adrenaline MMA show that had critics writing him off for good.

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French Fries Malone site profile image  

12/1/11 9:10 PM by French Fries Malone

Rogers wins this easy. He will have a good training camp at " the joint" his conditioning will be good

ufcman187 site profile image  

12/1/11 7:31 PM by ufcman187

OMG Is this really going to happen? I can't believe it. Fight of the year............ If there was a catagory for " Fight of the year that you didn't give 2 shits about who is going to win ". This is happening only 17 days after he is released from jail. I think whoever booked this should be put in jail. A has been and a wife beater. Maybe I should start watching WWE again. Beats the fuck out of this ! ( I was going to put a picture of Brett's wife with that statment but chose to take the high road) lol

JerodR site profile image  

12/1/11 7:01 PM by JerodR

Tim is slow and not aggressive at all. Rogers on the other hand is extremely aggressive. If Tim can last the first 3 min or so then he should be fine. However, I can see Tim getting KO'd quite early on this one. I would like to see Tim do very well, but just don't think it is going to happen.

theppfftt site profile image  

12/1/11 6:50 PM by theppfftt

I wonder if they'll even get paid by dream...for once i'm rooting for tim.

Client 9 site profile image  

12/1/11 4:45 PM by Client 9

Black women? See what happened to Hulk hogan? It's like 99% of all american chicks. They make you want to go OJ on them.

Godmode site profile image  

12/1/11 2:39 PM by Godmode

This is hilarious... sorry

SirChadwick site profile image  

12/1/11 1:11 PM by SirChadwick

What is the over/under on the fight actually happening?

Crush Crawfish site profile image  

12/1/11 10:28 AM by Crush Crawfish

Can we start some kind of petition to support and encourage Tim to take this fight seriously? I'd really like to see him kick Rogers' ass off.And he could do it too, if he's in shape and focused.

LoganClark site profile image  

12/1/11 9:24 AM by LoganClark

Right, I thought there were some standards in place. He is likely to go bezerk during his post fight drinking and destroy Tokyo.

Chris site profile image  

12/1/11 9:13 AM by Chris

 oh boy.