June 14, 2009

VIDEO: Ray Mercer KOs Tim Sylvia


VIDEO: Ray Mercer KOs Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia went down like a giant California redwood.

Cut down by an overhand right from 1988 Olympic boxing gold medalist Ray Mercer, the former UFC heavyweight champion fell to his back in slow motion and ate two brutal right hands on the ground as a stunned sparse crowd looked on in amazement. The blows brought an end to the Adrenaline MMA 3 “Bragging Rights” main event in just nine seconds at the BJCC Arena.

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“Wow,” Mercer said. “I didn’t get a chance to warm up.”

Beaten by a man who lost an exhibition bout to Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson two years ago, Sylvia (24-6) entered the match at 311 pounds. He landed a leg kick out of the gate, which only seemed to spur Mercer. The 33-year-old Miletich Fighting Systems product has lost three fights in a row, and his days as an elite heavyweight appear numbered at best, over at worst. It took him several moments to rise to his feet, still groggy from the punishment he absorbed.

His bout with Mercer (1-0), originally booked as a six-round boxing match, was changed to an MMA-rules fight earlier in the week.

“Everything was against me,” said Mercer, who called out Eric “Butterbean” Esch after the emotional victory. “I whooped that ass.”

VIDEO: Ray Mercer KOs Tim Sylvia

Posted at June 14, 2009 2:36 AM

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