Tim Sylvia Biography: Timothy Deane Sylvia is a retired American MMA fighter, professional wrestler, and two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. He has fought as both a Super Heavyweight and a Heavyweight.
Tim Sylvia Biography
Tim Sylvia Biography: Sylvia was born on March 5, 1976, and grew up in Ellsworth, Maine, where she attended and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1992. As a youth, he joined a karate school and began wrestling in high school. After finishing school, he worked in construction, community gardening, sheetrock setup, as an enforcement officer, and house painting.
After finishing high school, he played semi-professional football for 3 years before becoming interested in MMA & beginning to train with fellow enforcer Marcus Davis. During this period, Sylvia started boxing and grappling. After a year of training and winning grappling tournaments, he was allowed to compete in a no holds barred amateur event in Rhode Island, where he knocked out his opponent in 17 seconds.
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|Date Of Birth
|March 5, 1976
|Mixed Martial Artist
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Tim Sylvia is an American former MMA fighter & professional wrestler with an estimated net worth of $800,000.
Tim Sylvia Career
In 2001, Sylvia made his professional MMA debut for the IFC. He earned thirteen consecutive victories with ten knockouts in organizations such as the Hawaii-based SuperBrawl & Extreme Challenge. Sylvia joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2002 and defeated Wesley “Cabbage” Correira via TKO at UFC 39 when Correira’s corner gave in the towel. Then, at UFC 41, Sylvia defeated Ricco Rodriguez and won the UFC heavyweight championship for the first time. Soon after, Sylvia successfully defended his title against Gan McGee at UFC 44.
Sylvia returned to the UFC in February 2005, six months after his loss to Frank Mir. He fought Andrei Arlovski to crown an interim UFC heavyweight champion, as Mir, while still the nominal Ultimate Fighting champion, could not defend his title due to numerous injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Sylvia was knocked to the ground by a right overhand strike, where an Achilles lock eventually submitted her.
In May 2005, Sylvia defeated Mike Block by TKO in the IFC before facing MMA veteran Tra Telligman at UFC 54. With one second remaining in the first round, Sylvia put out Telligman with a left-head kick. Sylvia debuted on cable television against Assuerio Silva at Ultimate Fight Night 3 on Spike TV, winning a unanimous decision after 3rd rounds in a bout to choose the following number one contender.
On March 20 in Ohio, Sylvia’s next bout was anticipated to be a rematch with The Ultimate Fighter alum Wes Sims. However, the Ohio State Athletic Commission refused to sanction the fight, claiming that it was “non-competitive,” resulting in the fight being rescheduled for June 6, 2010, in Nova Scotia, Canada, for the IFC Superheavyweight championship.
Sylvia defeated five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski by submission (punches) on May 21, 2010, at Moosin: God of Martial Arts. When it was discovered that Sylvia had broken his foot at Moosin, the Sims fight was once more canceled, along with a bout with UFC veteran Pedro Rizzo.
On August 14, at Powerhouse World Promotions: War on the Mainland, Sylvia defeated Paul Buentello by Knockout due to an uppercut. As heavyweight fighter Pedro Rizzo entered the ring for the post-fight interview, Powerhouse World Promotions announced Sylvia would defend his title against the UFC veteran for the first time. The fights, however, never occurred because PWP withdrew after this inaugural event. On December 11, Sylvia fought Vince Lucero at CFX/Extreme Challenge. Sylvia won the bout through a punch-induced submission.
Sylvia returned to combat sports at the age of 47, fighting at SlapFIGHT Championship 25 on April 22, 2023. In the fifth round, Sylvia knocked out his opponent.