Wow...I didn't see this coming.
Tim Sylvia recently parted ways with Dana White & the UFC, so this fight actually makes sense and is a good tune up for Fedor as a super fight between Fedor & Randy Couture is tentatively scheduled for November of this year.
I got Fedor by stoppage.
Top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) will fight Tim Sylvia (Pictures) on July 19. The Russian mixed martial arts champion confirmed the bout to Sherdog.com on Tuesday.
"[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important," Emelianenko said via telephone from Stary Oskol, Russia. "I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight."
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