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MMA’s Best Fighter: Tim Sylvia

Written on June 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A former UFC heavyweight champion makes his way to Fighting Insider's list of MMA's best fighters.

Born as Timothy Deane Sylvia on March 5, 1976, made his professional debut at IFC in 2001. He then garnered 13 consecutive wins is various promotions like SuperBrawl an Extreme Challenge. In 2002, Tim Sylvia signed in UFC where he won over Wesley Correira at UFC 39 via TKO. He then defeated Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 41, where he got his UFC Heavyweight championship title. After that, Tim Sylvia defended his title at UFC 44 against Gan McGee with another quick victory.

Powerhouse World Promotions
Powerhouse World Promotions Heavyweight Championship (One time, Current)

Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Heavyweight Championship (Two times)
Tied (Randy Couture) for most successful Heavyweight title defenses (three)
Won Fight of the Night bonus (One time)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Fight of the Year (2007


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