In what the announcers claimed was “the fight the world has been waiting to see” former UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia defeated Paul Buentello to win the PWP heavyweight title. As the second round came to a close Sylvia used leg kicks to open up a clean uppercut on Buentello’s chin, knocking him out. The win was Sylvia’s third in a row and also gave him his first title since losing his UFC belt back at UFC 68 to Randy Couture. It was announced after the fight that Sylvia will next defend his title against Pedro Rizzo at a date to be determined later.
There was two other title fights tonight though as Thales Leites was “upset” by Matt Horwich to win the PWP middleweight strap by fourth round submission. The final title fight had Tony Lopez improving to 19-4 and winning the light heavyweight belt over former UFC fighter Jason Lambert in the second round via KO.
In the sad note of the night, Former UFC and WEC fighter and MMA legend Jens Pulver lost in the first round again against relatively unknown fighter, Diego Garijo. The lose is now Pulver’s sixth in a row, with the last five all coming in the fist round for the former champ.
Tim Sylvia def. Paul Buentello via KO – Round 2, 4:57
Terry Martin def. Jorge Ortiz via split decision
Tony Lopez def. Jason Lambert via KO – Round 2, 1:49
Matt Horwich def. Thales Leites via submission (RNC) – Round 4, 0:44
Erin Beach def. Joao Silva via unanimous decision
Diego Garijo def. Jens Pulver via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:08
Gustavo “Ximu” Machado def. Rick Reeves via split decision
CLEBER LUCIANO def. TODD WILLINGHAM via submission (Rear Naked Choke)
A.J. MATHEWS def. SEAN CHOICE via submission (strikes)