Rizzo to finally square off with Tim Sylvia

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Rizzo with Master Yoshizo Machida at Lyoto's academy in Belém, Brazil / Photo: Marcelo Dunlop

Twice postponed, the fight between Pedro Rizzo and Tim Sylvia was announced this Wednesday, according to our collaborator Junior Samurai. The bout is set to take place at the November 5 Pro Elite event in Illinois.

Not having fought since July 2010, the heavyweight from Rio de Janeiro is riding a three-fight winning streak, two of which came by way of technical knockout – against legends of the sport Gary Goodridge and Kan Shamrock.

Now former UFC champion Sylvia has put a spate of bad results behind him by rattling off four back-to-back wins, all by knockout, but lost to Abe Wagner in his last outing, at Titan 16. Who do you think takes this one, dear reader?

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