Thiago Silva Signs With WSOF, Enters 4-Man Tournament For Light Heavyweight Title
Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Thiago Silva has signed with World Series of Fighting and will vie for the promotion’s light heavyweight title through a four-man tournament on March 28.
The promotion confirmed the news after an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Silva will face Ronny Markes in the semifinals of the tournament, while Matt Hamill will be on the opposite side of the bracket and face a yet-to-be announced opponent. The tournament final will take place later this summer.
Tim Sylvia retires
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim "The Maineiac" Sylvia was scheduled to fight tonight at Reality Fighting 53, but was not medically cleared to fight. While the reason was not provided, Sylvia announced at the event that there was an issue with his MRI, and he was retiring.