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.