Photo of Tim Sylvia
Team Miletich Martial Arts
Age 43
Gender Male
Height 6' 8"
Weight Class Super-Heavyweight

Tim Sylvia made his professional MMA debut in 2001 fighting for the IFC. He racked up thirteen consecutive wins with ten knockouts in organizations such as SuperBrawl and Extreme Challenge. In 2002, Sylvia signed with the UFC, and, on February 28, 2003, he won his first UFC Heavyweight Championship against Ricco Rodriguez. On April 15, 2006, Sylvia won his second UFC Heavyweight Championship in a re-match against Andrei Arlovski by TKO. After a number of other fights in the UFC, on March 28, 2008, Sylvia signed with Adrenaline MMA, formerly M-1 Global.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 31-10-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 12 years, 9 months, 7 days
Rounds Fought 56.2
Avg. Fights/Year 3.2
Longest Layoff 10 months, 25 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 day

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 18 6 7
Losses 4 3 3
Finish Rate 77.4%
Finished Rate 70.0%
Win by Decision Rate 22.6%
Loss by Decision Rate 30.0%
Win by KO Rate 58.1%
Loss by KO Rate 40.0%
Win by SUB Rate 19.4%
Loss by SUB Rate 30.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:12
Fastest KO 00:12
Fastest SUB 02:09
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 07:02
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 06:16
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
01/03/2015 TBD
(31-10-0)
Juliano Coutinho
(6-1-0)
SHW To Be Decided
Reality Fighting - Tim Sylvia Returns!
3 5:00
NSF 10/26/2013 L
(31-9-0)
Ruslan Magomedov
(9-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Battle of Moscow 13
3 5:00
NSF 05/31/2013 L
(31-8-0)
Tony Johnson
(2-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
One Fighting Championship 9 - Rise to Power
3 3:25
NSF 12/31/2012 L
(31-7-0)
Satoshi Ishii
(2-3-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 12/31/12
3 5:00
NSF 08/31/2012 NC
(31-7-0)
Andrei Arlovski
(17-9-0)
No Contest
One Fighting Championship 5: Pride of a Nation
3 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/16/2012 W
(30-7-0)
Randy Smith
(13-10-1)
HW
(265.0 vs. 235.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
New England Fights: Fight Night III
1 0:12
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2011 W
(29-7-0)
Andreas Kraniotakes
(12-4-0)
HW
(266.0 vs. 244.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
ProElite: Big Guns
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/20/2011 W
(28-7-0)
Patrick Barrentine
(9-5-0)
SHW
(280.5 vs. 268.5)
Submission (Strikes)
Fight Tour 08/20/11
1 2:09
Official MMA Fight Results 01/28/2011 L
(28-6-0)
Abraham Wagner
(8-2-0)
SHW
(311.0 vs. 265.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Titan Fighting Championship 16: Sylvia vs Wagner
1 0:32
Official MMA Fight Results 12/11/2010 W
(27-6-0)
Vince Lucero
(20-17-0)
SHW
(308.5 vs. 291.5)
Submission (Strikes)
CFX: Extreme Challenge On Target 170
1 2:44
Official MMA Fight Results 08/14/2010 W
(26-6-0)
Paul Buentello
(29-12-0)
SHW
(274.4 vs. 251.6)
KO
War On The Mainland
2 4:57
Official MMA Fight Results 05/21/2010 W
(25-6-0)
Mariusz Pudzianowski
(2-0-0)
SHW
(303.0 vs. 273.0)
Submission
Moosin
2 1:43
Official MMA Fight Results 09/18/2009 W
(24-6-0)
Jason Riley
(6-1-0)
SHW
(287.0 vs. 258.6)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Adrenaline MMA 4 - Pro Fights
1 2:32
NSF 06/13/2009 L
(24-5-0)
Ray Mercer
(0-0-0)
KO (Strike)
Adrenaline MMA 3
1 0:09
Official MMA Fight Results 07/19/2008 L
(24-4-0)
Fedor Emelianenko
(28-1-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 230.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Affliction: Banned
1 0:36
Official MMA Fight Results 02/02/2008 L
(24-3-0)
Antonio Nogueira
(30-4-1)
HW
(261.0 vs. 237.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 81: Breaking Point
3 1:28
Official MMA Fight Results 10/20/2007 W
(23-3-0)
Brandon Vera
(8-0-0)
HW
(260.5 vs. 225.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 77 Hostile Territory
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2007 L
(23-2-0)
Randy Couture
(14-8-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 222.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 68: The Uprising
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/18/2006 W
(22-2-0)
Jeff Monson
(23-5-0)
HW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 65: Bad Intentions
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/08/2006 W
(21-2-0)
Andrei Arlovski
(10-4-0)
HW
(258.5 vs. 234.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2006 W
(20-2-0)
Andrei Arlovski
(10-3-0)
HW
(256.0 vs. 235.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 59: Reality Check
1 2:23
Official MMA Fight Results 01/16/2006 W
(19-2-0)
Assuerio Silva
(10-2-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 236.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 3
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/20/2005 W
(18-2-0)
Tra Telligman
(7-4-1)
HW
(264.0 vs. 229.0)
KO (Kick)
UFC 54: Boiling Point
1 4:59
NSF 05/21/2005 W
(17-2-0)
Mike Block
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC
International Fighting Championship: Caged Combat
1 1:26
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2005 L
(17-1-0)
Andrei Arlovski
(7-3-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 238.0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
UFC 51: Super Saturday
1 0:47
NSF 12/11/2004 W
(16-1-0)
Wes Sims
(7-6-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Superbrawl 38
1 1:32
Official MMA Fight Results 06/19/2004 L
(16-0-0)
Frank Mir
(7-1-0)
HW
(263.0 vs. 253.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 48: Payback
1 0:50
Official MMA Fight Results 09/26/2003 W
(15-0-0)
Gan McGee
(12-1-0)
HW
(262.0 vs. 264.0)
KO
UFC 44: Undisputed
1 1:54
Official MMA Fight Results 02/28/2003 W
(14-0-0)
Ricco Rodriguez
(14-1-0)
HW TKO/RSC
UFC 41: Onslaught
1 3:09
NSF 09/27/2002 W
(13-0-0)
Wesley Correira
(7-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel from Strikes)
UFC 39: The Warriors Return
2 1:43
NSF 07/27/2002 W
(12-0-0)
Jeff Gerlick
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Extreme Challenge 48
1 3:17
NSF 04/27/2002 W
(9-0-0)
Boyd Ballard
(1-0-0)
KO (Knee)
Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 2
1 3:10
NSF 04/27/2002 W
(9-0-0)
Jason Lambert
(6-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 2
2 4:11
NSF 04/27/2002 W
(9-0-0)
Mike Whitehead
(1-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Stikes)
Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 2
1 2:38
NSF 04/26/2002 W
(8-0-0)
Mike Whitehead
(1-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 1
1 3:46
NSF 03/16/2002 W
(5-0-0)
Ernest Henderson
(0-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Fell out of the Ring)
Extreme Challenge 47: Return of the Heavyweights
1 0:29
NSF 03/16/2002 W
(5-0-0)
Alvino Delacruz
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Extreme Challenge 47: Return of the Heavyweights
1 0:43
NSF 03/16/2002 W
(5-0-0)
Matt Frembling
(1-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Extreme Challenge 47: Return of the Heavyweights
2 5:00
NSF 11/17/2001 W
(4-0-0)
Greg Wiken
(4-7-0)
Submission (Choke)
Extreme Challenge Trials: November 2001
3 2:20
NSF 08/24/2001 W
(3-0-0)
Ben Rothwell
(4-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Extreme Challenge 42
3 5:00
NSF 06/02/2001 W
(2-0-0)
Greg Wiken
(2-6-0)
Submission (Injury)
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Fight Minnesota
1 5:00
NSF 04/07/2001 W
(1-0-0)
Gabe Beaupurthy
(2-1-0)
Submission (Choke)
Gladiator Challenge 3: Showdown at Soboba
2 4:16
Official MMA Fight Results 01/19/2001 W
(0-0-0)
Randy Durant
(1-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Punches on the Ground )
International Fighting Championship: Battleground 2001
1 2:05
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 2-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 11 months, 27 days
Rounds Fought 4.8
Avg. Fights/Year 3.3
Longest Layoff 8 months, 14 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 months, 13 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 1 0 1
Losses 0 0 1
Finish Rate 50.0%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 50.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 100.0%
Win by KO Rate 50.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 0.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:15
Fastest KO 00:15
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.2
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 03:37
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 07:00
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 07/07/2000 W
(1-1-0)
Randy the Savage Rowe
(1-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rhode Island Vale Tudo 4
1 7:00
NSF 10/23/1999 L
(1-0-0)
Jorge Rivera
(1-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rhode Island Vale Tudo 2
1 7:00
NSF 07/10/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Mark Geoffry
(0-0-0)
KO
Rhode Island Vale Tudo 1
1 0:15
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class