Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia and World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski hit the scales yesterday in preparation for their upcoming heavyweight bout at Moosin: God of Martial Arts. In what many are calling a sign of Sylvia’s MMA apathy, the 6’8″ Miletich Fighting Systems product weighed in at a svelte 305 pounds. During his UFC tenure Sylvia had to weigh in at or under 265 pounds. His opponent, Polish strongman Pudzianowski, tipped the scales at 273 pounds and, keeping in mind that MMA is not a contest of physique, looked to be in much better shape than Sylvia. The fight will likely come down to whether or not Sylvia can finish Pudzianowski before he gasses out but, then again, this is the same man who was knocked out early and easily by an aging Ray Mercer; who knows what will happen? The full weigh in results are listed below courtesy of CagePotato.
Paul Barry (245) vs. Stipe Miocic (241)
Frederic Belleton (185) vs. Anthony Lapsley (185)
Matt Lee (170.5) vs. Brett Oteri (175.5)
Ralph Johnson (171) vs. Forrest Petz (170.5)
Ho Jin Kim (196) vs. Lukasz Jurkowski (214)
Tara LaRosa (129) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (128)
Yves Edwards (157) vs. Mike Campbell (156)
Travis Lutter (185) vs. Rafael Natal (185)
Travis Wiuff (253) vs. Josh Barnes (262)
Tim Sylvia (305) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (273)
The fight, which is partially promoted by Eric “Butterbean” Esch, is going down tonight at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts and can be viewed live on pay-per-view.