Moosin: Sylvia forces Mariusz Pudzianowski to tap out to strikesPosted on May 22, 2010, 09:45 AM by Anton Gurevich
ormer UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia dominated the World Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski, forcing the Polish icon to tap out in the middle of the second round. Pudzianowski troubled Big Tim with early leg kicks and a successful takedown, but found himself out of gas after just three minutes of fighting, allowing Sylvia to jab his way through the fight without much resistance.
In his post-fight interview, Sylvia declared that he is back to his prime: "This feels great, man. I’m back. Mariusz Pudzianowski is one helluva tough guy. This provides me with an opportunity to get another big fight, hopefully in three months. It didn’t go as I had planned.
I thought I’d knock him out in the first round but I was a little cautious. My corner told me after the first round I could do anything because he was gassed. Once he failed on the takedowns, I knew I had him."
Tim Sylvia's next bout will be against the fellow UFC veteran Wes Sims, at the Canadian IFC promotion on June 6th. According to rumors, Sylvia could also participate at Dream.15 on July 10th, possibly against the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem. Sylvia called out Overeem in his recent interview to TapoutRadio, claiming that he would love to test his skills against the Dutchman.
Full Moosin Results:
Super Heavyweight bout: Tim Sylvia vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski
Sylvia defeated Pudzianowski via Submission (Punches) at 1:43 of round 2
Heavyweight bout: Josh Barnes vs. Travis Wiuff
Wiuff defeated Barnes via KO (Punches) at 0:34 of round 1
Middleweight bout: Travis Lutter vs. Rafael Natal
Natal defeated Lutter via TKO (Punches) at 4:12 of round 1
Lightweight bout: Yves Edwards vs. Mike Campbell
Campbell defeated Edwards via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29–28, 29–28)
Women's (130 lbs) bout: Tara LaRosa vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Modafferi defeated LaRosa via Split Decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).
Light Heavyweight bout: Kim Ho Jin vs. Lukasz Jurkowski
Jurkowski defeated Kim Ho Jin via TKO (Punches) at 2:22 of round 1
Welterweight bout: Ralph Johnson vs. Forrest Petz
Petz defeated Johnson via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
Welterweight bout: Matt Lee vs. Brett Oteri
Lee defeated Oteri via KO (Punches) at 1:46 of round 2.
Heavyweight bout: Paul Barry vs. Stipe Miocic
Miocic defeated Barry via TKO (Punches) at 1:32 of round 2.
Heavyweight bout: Frederic Belleton vs. Anthony Lapsley
Lapsley defeated Belleton via Submission (Kneebar) at 0:59 of round 1.