Report: Tim Sylvia Returning to Zuffa Fold, Fighting Daniel Cormier at Sept. 29th Strikeforce
By FCF Staff
After a lengthy campaign for another shot in the UFC, it appears as though Tim Sylvia may have taken one step closer to that goal, as according to reports he will fight Daniel Cormier at the upcoming September 29th Strikeforce.
The bout, which will take place in Sacramento and is expected to be the last heavyweight tilt in Strikeforce, was reported first by MMA Junkie.com.
Sylvia (31-7) is currently riding a three fight win streak which includes wins over Patrick Barrentine, Andreas Kraniotakes and Randy Smith.
The 36 year-old, former UFC champion has gone 7-3 since his last Octagon appearance in February, 2008, when Sylvia was tapped out by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 81.
Cormier (10-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Josh Barnett in May, to win Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand-Prix.
As part of Strikeforce’s broadcast agreement with Showtime, the former Olympic wrestler will fight one more time for the promotion, before the heavyweight division is shuttered completely.
There has been no official announcement regarding the Sylvia, Cormier bout, and UFC President Dana White reportedly stated this week that Sylvia would not be returning to Zuffa, even as a Strikeforce competitor.