War on Mainland: Tim Sylvia KO's Paul Buentello, as Jens Pulver suffers 6th consecutive defeatPosted on August 15, 2010, 04:39 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia has officially bounced back from defeats against Minotauro Nogeira, Fedor Emelianenko and Ray Mercer, by winning his 3rd consecutive fight, this time against the UFC outlet Paul Buentello. Sylvia went toe-to-toe with Buentello, before landing a deciding uppercut that forced Big John McCarthy to stop the fight just three seconds from the end of the Round 2. Sylvia improved his record to 27-6, and will face Pedro Rizzo in his first PWP Heavyweight Title defense.
Also, former UFC Middleweight title challenger Thales Leites, as well as the former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver suffered defeats in their fights. Decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Thales Leites was submitted via a Rear Naked Choke in the fourth round by Matt Howrich, who improved his record to 24-15-1 and captured the PWP Middleweight title. As for Jens Pulver, the fan favorite lost his 6th consecutive fight, this time against Diego Garijo via a Guillotine Choke in the first round.
Pulver announced his retirement after losing to Javier Vazquez at WEC 47, but still decided to continue his career at PWP. It was Pulver's fourth consecutive First Round Submission defeat, and third (in his last four fights) via a Guillotine Choke.
The event took place at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California.
Full PWP War on Mainland results (via MMAMania.com):
Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia defeats Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello via knockout (punch) at 4:57 of round two
Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez defeats Jason "The Punisher" Lambert via knockout (knee) at 1:49 of round two
Matt "The Fighting Hippie" Horwich defeats Thales Leites via submission (rear naked choke) at 0:44 of round four
Diego "El Nino" Garijo defeats Jens "Little Evil" Pulver via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:08 of round one
Terry Martin defeats Jorge "The Naked Man" Ortiz via split decision (29-28, 30-28, 28-29)
Gustavo "Ximu" Machado defeats Rick Reeves via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Erin Beach defeats Joao Silva via unanimous decision (30-25, 29-28, 29-28)
Cleber Luciano defeats Todd Willingham via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:18 of round two
A.J. Matthews defeats Sean Choice via submission (strikes) at 3:54 of round two