SYLVIA KO'S BUENTELLO AT WAR ON THE MAINLAND

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Khaos
8/15/10 12:04:16PM
"In a battle of former UFC heavyweights, Tim Sylvia chopped down and then knocked out Paul Buentello in the main event of the inaugural War on the Mainlands show Saturday night in Irvine, CA.

The former UFC champion has been battling to earn his way back to the big fights after suffering three losses in a row, including his last fight in the UFC and his 2008 bout against Fedor Emelianenko. Sylvia looked backing form on Saturday as he used his strength and size to push Buentello around the ring, and pin him in the corner repeatedly and land knees and short elbow strikes.

With the second round moving along, Sylvia started to unload some vicious leg kicks that were obviously bothering Buentello, and he used that very weapon to help end the fight. Chopping away at Buentello's lead leg, the California fighter tried to block a kick and instead caught a uppercut flush to his chin, and it send him crashing to the canvas..."

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Jackelope
8/15/10 12:11:47PM
Wow.. Thales Leites got choked out
scoozna
8/15/10 12:43:49PM
It is interesting to me how the card was a "who's-who" of ex-UFC fighters.
cowcatcher
8/15/10 12:55:27PM
jens got dropped and subbed again, its hard to hear about him losing like this, and its been hard to watch prior to this fight. id like for him to go out with a win, but man, who in the hell can he beat at this point?
jae_1833
8/15/10 1:04:30PM
Jens...we love you for wearing your heart on your sleeve bro, but the sport has passed you up. I hope guys like Jens provide a good lesson for future legends though, if your a striker you must still learn the ground game in MMA, and your chin will go out eventually.
FULL RESULTS:
Tim Sylvia def. Paul Buentello by KO at 4:57, R2
Terry Martin def. Jorge Ortiz by split decision (28-29, 30-28, 29-28)
Tony Lopez def. Jason Lambert by KO at 1:49, R2
Matt Horwich def. Thales Leites by submission (rear naked choke) at :24 seconds, R4
Erin Beach def. Joao Silva by unanimous decision (30-25, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Garijo def. Jens Pulver by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:08, R1
Gustavo Machado def. Rick Reeves by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 27-30)
DosBox
8/15/10 3:26:38PM
Sylvia didnt look too bad... he soundly defeated Buentello. Post fight interview had Pedro Rizzo to challenge Sylvia for the PWP HW title. Should be a decent fight to make.


Horwich looked pretty good, Leites gassed out - Leites already looked gassed going into the 3rd round, then spent about a minute in the 3rd round squeezing the arm triangle that Horwich eventually fought out of.. and that was pretty much it for Leites.


Tony Lopez had a pretty cool KO of Lambert, (knee to the face KO). It was funny because Tony Lopez speaks english and yet had a translator and spoke spanish the entire post fight interview, lol.

Overall a pretty good mid-level card.
Wallass
8/15/10 3:47:59PM
Horwich is the man. He's got Go in his corner and reads the bible in the crowd before his fights. Big win and looks to have been a pretty good card.
Twenty20Dollars
8/15/10 10:25:06PM
wouldnt mind seeing that KO over lambert sounded good.
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