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Tim Sylvia

Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia

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  • Given Name: Timothy Deane Sylvia
  • MMA Record: 31-10-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Maine-iac
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1974.03.05
  • Last Fight: October 26, 2013 in FNR
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 307.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Champions Gym
  • Height: 6'8" (204cm) | Reach: 80.0" (203cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,940,000 USD
  • Born: Ellsworth, Maine, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Maine
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Tim Sylvia MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Juliano Coutinho Reality Fighting 2015.01.03
Reason: Sylvia not cleared
Cancelled Bout Christian Morecraft NEF 14 2014.09.06
Reason: Both fighters injured
Cancelled Bout Karol Bedorf KSW 26 2014.03.22
Reason: Sylvia Back Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Ruslan Magomedov
31-9-0 10-1-0

Ru Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 13
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.10.26
Weigh-In: 307.5 lbs (139.5 kgs) | Referee: Valentin Tarasov
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
3:25 Round 3 of 3, 13:25 Total

Us Tony Johnson Jr.
31-8-0 6-1-0

Ph ONE FC 9: Rise to Power
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.05.31
Weigh-In: 271.0 lbs (122.9 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Satoshi Ishii
31-7-0 4-2-1

Jp Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012
Co-Main Event | Super Heavyweight

2012.12.31
Weigh-In: 309.5 lbs (140.4 kgs)
No Contest | Foul
4:46 Round 2 of 3, 9:46 Total

By Andrei Arlovski
31-7-0 17-9-0

Ph ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.08.31
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 265.7 lbs (120.5 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:12 Round 1 of 3

Us Randy Smith
30-7-0 14-10-1

Us Fight Night MMA 3
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.06.16
Cancelled Bout Brett Rogers Dream 2011.12.31
Reason: Rogers Denied Visa
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

De Andreas Kraniotakes
29-7-0 12-4-0

Us ProElite 2: Big Guns
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.11.05
Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 266.0 lbs (120.7 kgs) | Referee: Todd Fredrickson
Cancelled Bout Pedro Rizzo ProElite 2 2011.11.05
Reason: Rizzo Arm Injury
Win | KO/TKO
2:50 Round 1 of 3

Us Patrick Barrentine
28-7-0 9-5-0

Us Fight Tour: Sylvia vs Barrentine
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.08.20
Cancelled Bout Brian Heden Fight Tour 2011.08.20
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:32 Round 1 of 3

Us Abe Wagner
28-6-0 8-3-0

Us Titan FC 16: Sylvia vs. Wagner
Main Event | Super Heavyweight

2011.01.28
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 311.0 lbs (141.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Vince Lucero

Us Cage Fighting Xtreme

2010.12.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Paul Buentello

Us California Regional

2010.08.14
Win | Submission | Punches
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total

Pl Mariusz Pudzianowski
25-6-0 2-0-0

Us Moosin: God of Martial Arts
Main Event | Super Heavyweight | 305 lbs

2010.05.21
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 305.0 lbs (138.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jason Riley

Us Iowa Regional

2009.09.18
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Ray Mercer
24-5-0 0-0-0

Us Alabama Regional

2009.06.13
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:36 Round 1 of 5

Ru Fedor Emelianenko
24-4-0 28-1-0

Us Affliction 1: Banned
Main Event | Title Match | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: +298 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $800,000 Base | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#67 Greatest Submission of All Time
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:28 Round 3 of 5, 11:28 Total

Br Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
24-3-0 30-4-1

Us UFC 81: Breaking Point
Main Event | Interim Title | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.02.02
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $160,000 ($100K Base, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 261.0 lbs (118.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#30 Greatest Submission of All Time
#29 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
#22 Greatest Comeback of All Time
UFC 81 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brandon Vera
23-3-0 8-0-0

Us UFC 77: Hostile Territory
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.10.20
Odds: +118 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 ($100K Base, $100K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 260.5 lbs (118.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Randy Couture
23-2-0 14-8-0

Us UFC 68: Uprising
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.03.03
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Base | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#12 Biggest Upset of All Time
#7 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
#41 Greatest Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Ru Jeff Monson
22-2-0 23-5-0

Us UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265

2006.11.18
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($60K Base, $60K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 262.5 lbs (119.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

By Andrei Arlovski
21-2-0 10-4-0

Us UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.07.08
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($60K Base, $60K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 258.5 lbs (117.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:43 Round 1 of 5

By Andrei Arlovski
20-2-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 59: Reality Check
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2006.04.15
Odds: +335 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($45K Base, $45K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 256.0 lbs (116.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#35 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Assuério Silva
19-2-0 11-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 3
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.01.16
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($40K Base, $40K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Tra Telligman
18-2-0 7-4-1

Us UFC 54: Boiling Point
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2005.08.20
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($40K Base, $40K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mike Block

Us International Fighting Championship

2005.05.21
Loss | Submission | Leglock
0:47 Round 1 of 5

By Andrei Arlovski
17-1-0 7-3-0

Us UFC 51: Super Saturday
Co-Main Event | Interim Title | Heavyweight | 265

2005.02.05
Odds: -100 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#59 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Wes Sims

Us Icon Sport

2004.12.12
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:50 Round 1 of 5

Us Frank Mir
16-0-0 7-1-0

Us UFC 48: Payback
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265

2004.06.19
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#7 Greatest Submission of All Time
#22 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Andrei Arlovski UFC 47 2004.04.02
Reason: Sylvia Traces of PED's Still in System
Cancelled Bout Frank Mir UFC 45 2003.11.21
Reason: Sylvia Suspension
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:54 Round 1 of 5

Us Gan McGee
15-0-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 44: Undisputed
Co-Main Event | Title Match | Heavyweight | 265

2003.09.26
Odds: -144 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs (118.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:09 Round 1 of 5

Us Ricco Rodriguez
14-0-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 41: Onslaught
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2003.02.28
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 252.0 lbs (114.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total

Us Wesley Correira
13-0-0 7-3-0

Us UFC 39: The Warriors Return
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.09.27
Weigh-In: 259.0 lbs (117.5 kgs) | Referee: Kipp Kollar
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jeff Gerlick

Us Extreme Challenge

2002.07.27
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Us Boyd Ballard

Us Icon Sport

2002.04.27
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Us Mike Whitehead

Us Icon Sport

2002.04.27
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Jason Lambert

Us Icon Sport

2002.04.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mike Whitehead

Us Icon Sport

2002.04.26
Win | KO/TKO

Ernest Henderson

Us Extreme Challenge

2002.03.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gino De La Cruz

Us Extreme Challenge

2002.03.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Matt Frembling

Us Extreme Challenge

2002.03.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Greg Wikan

Us Extreme Challenge

2001.11.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Ben Rothwell

Us Extreme Challenge

2001.08.24
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Us Greg Wikan

Us Minnesota Regional

2001.06.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Gabe Beauperthy

Us Gladiator Challenge

2001.04.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Randy Durant

Us International Fighting Championship

2001.01.19

Tim Sylvia Wiki Update Wiki

While most MMA fighters work their way to the top only after years of yoeman's work in the trenches, Tim Sylvia started his professional fighting career off the right way, winning his first 16 fights and taking the UFC Heavyweight Championship after emerging from Bettendorf, Iowa's Miletich Fighting Systems camp. Standing 6’8” and weighing in at the heavyweight limit of 265 lbs. for the majority of his professional appearances, for the first several years of his career “The Mainiac” used his size and reach to pepper foes with crisp boxing from a distance before going in for the kill midway into the fight.


After knocking out Ricco Rodriguez in 2003 to win the heavyweight title, Sylvia would defend the belt one time before relinquishing it to Frank Mir in 2004 in a bout in which Mir broke his arm with an Armbar in the first round. Sylvia’s most notable winning streak came in 2006, when he defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski (twice), Assuerio Silva, and Jeff Monson en route to winning the title for the second time in his career. Sylvia would lose the belt to UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in 2007 and has yet to put together another meaningful winning streak since his departure from the UFC in 2008.


After competing in karate and wrestling during high school, Sylvia would largely rely on his incredible size and striking ability during the majority of his professional career. Sylvia is generally considered a knockout fighter, having won more than 50% of his professional fights by way of strikes. However, “The Mainiac” does possess solid groundfighting and submission ability, having skillfully stifled world-class grappler Jeff Monson on the ground in the course of a UFC title defense.

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