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

Thursday, December 01, 2011

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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