Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia will return to action against The Ultimate Fighter 10 cast member Wes Sims on March 20 in Ohio, Sylvia announced on Thursday. The promotion and location hosting the matchup were not disclosed.
Sylvia (25-6) dropped bouts to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fedor Emelianenko before suffering an embarrassing 9-second knockout at the hands of Ray Mercer last June, but “The Maine-iac” bounced back in September with a first-round TKO of Jason Riley.
Sims (22-12-1) has won three-straight officially, but hasn’t fought since an 18-second knockout in November 2008. In an exhibition bout on TUF 10, he suffered a first-round submission to Justin Wren in the opening round of the heavyweight tournament.
Pictured: Tim Sylvia