Former boxing champ Mercer TKOs Sylvia in MMA bout
Former UFC heavyweight champion
"Tim Sylvia threw one kick then Mercer unloaded a right that connected on Sylvia and he tumbled like a 500-pound tree in the woods. Sylvia fell over and it seemed like it was in slow motion," reported NextMMAFighter.com.
As of late Saturday night, MMAWeekly.com was unable to independently confirm the result. But, if accurate, this is a devastating blow to Sylvia, who is scheduled to face
The loss would put Sylvia's career mark at a still respectable 24-6, but would add up to four losses in his last five bouts, including his three most recent fights. His other three losses were to
Sylvia and Mercer had originally agreed to a six-round boxing bout in the cage, but the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board was unwilling to sanction the fight. Adrenaline MMA promoter
In other notable action at Adrenaline 3, Pride and UFC veteran
Also fighting for the first time since his UFC exit,