Winner OF Sylvia vs. Vera To Face Nogueira For Title

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Updated: October 17, 2007
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Yahoo Sports is reporting that the winner of Tim Sylvia vs Brandon Vera, will indeed face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant UFC heavyweight title. This news makes the UFC 77 fight between Sylvia and Vera far more interesting.

The winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next year.

I’m not the biggest fan of Tim Sylvia’s fighting tactics, but if anyone should have a title shot, it should be the former champion. Tim Sylvia has not fought since losing the UFC heavyweight title to Randy Couture at UFC 68 in March.

2 Comments

  1. Judy Hansen

    October 17, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    This will be a good fight, even better now with so much on the line. I never have been a big fan of Silvia & Couture really made him look bad in his last fight. I'd like to see Vera take him. Silvias big & strong but I think Vera is faster on the draw.

  2. luke

    October 17, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    i dont think either of these will be much of a match for nogueira, he's more well rounded than both. sylvia would be picked apart by nog just like he was by randy. vera will put up a better fight but i still dont think he is on the level that nogueira is

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