Tim Sylvia confirmed yesterday that his next fight will come at UFC 81: Breaking Point. The top heavy weight contender, by virtue of his recent victory over highly regarded Brandon Vera, will likely square off against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. According to reports, Nogueira and Sylvia have already signed on to fight one another, but that has yet to be confirmed. Sylvia himself sheds further light on the situation with the following post from his personal website:
Just found out I’m fighting February 2nd, on the Super Bowl show in Las Vegas. I can’t say who I’m fighting yet, but I’ll let you all know as soon as I can.
Deer season went really well. I’m back in training now, been training for the last three weeks. -Tim
It appears obvious that fans can look forward to two solid heavyweight match ups at UFC 81 in February.
Meanwhile, MMAMania broke the news that Terry Martin (16-3) will attempt to erase a difficult knockout loss to Chris Leben, by taking on talented journeyman Marvin Eastman (14-7-1).