UFC 77 News: Sylvia Defeats Vera In Lackluster Fashion

sylvia vs. vera

sylvia vs. vera

Tim Sylvia defeats Brandon Vera by Unanimous Decision Saturday night at UFC 77. The majority of the fight was held up against the cage in the clinch. Vera looked overwhelmed by Tim Syvia’s size, landing only a hand full of strikes in the first and third rounds. Vera was able to connect a small number of strikes and a takedown to win the second round. The only real action was at the end of the third round when Sylvia puts together some combinations, to easily win the third round.

After the decision the crowed booed Tim Sylvia for his boring fighting style. In the post fight interview, Vera defends Big Tim and stated that he had broken his hand in the first round.

I was surprised the crowed booed only Tim Sylvia, Vera was by far the less active fighter. Sylvia even resorted to yelling at Vera “Comon Brandon” during the first round.


  1. Morey

    October 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    I tried my hand at betting and won 105 on Sylvia. Thanks for the tips on this site on how to read those odds. I knew Silvia would win for the same reason Shaq wins, they are technically too big and strong compared to their competition. I didn't think he looked good at all though and thought I would lose my money, good thing Vera didn't do much.

  2. luke

    October 21, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    tim sylvia keeps putting on these safe performances and will be rewarded with a title shot. i think he needs more fights and he needs to show that he wants it. calling out kongo is a bad move i think, kongo comes out to take your head off and sylvia wont be able to pop him up against the fence and wait 15 minutes for a decision against him.

  3. crynot

    October 22, 2007 at 12:18 am

    He needs to fight Kongo, no doubt about it. I think that fight would test him on the level that the other guys just can't bring like you said Morey – His size.

  4. Mark Bacon

    May 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Tim is too big for Brandon Vera… Brandon could have won it if he just did what he is soppuse to do like what he did with Frank Mir!! pu Pressure on Tim Sylvia!! Anyway could have gone both ways!! but Tim is too big!!

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