Report: Tim Sylvia vs. Brett Rogers Booked For DREAM New Year! 2011

It looks like a pair of Fedor Emelianenko’s former foes will square off in Japan this New Year’s Eve.

Heavy.com is reporting that Tim Sylvia and Brett Rogers will meet in a heavyweight bout at DREAM New Year! 2011 in Japan.

Tim Sylvia and Brett Rogers will fight on Dream’s New Year’s Eve show at the Saitama Super Arena just north of Tokyo. Sources close to the negotiations on Wednesday confirmed the fight booking to Heavy.com. The fight has not yet been announced by Dream.

The report also notes that a rematch between Fedor and Sylvia was considered, but the fight never came together.

If the Sylvia-Rogers fight pans out, Rogers will be at a disadvantage preparation-wise when he steps in the ring with Sylvia. Rogers was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in jail in connection to a third-degree felony assault charge stemming from a domestic abuse incident with his wife. He’ll likely only serve 14 days of that sentence, so he should be released a couple weeks before the fight, but he will lose two weeks of training.

On a related note, MMA Junkie is reporting that a women’s fight between Karla Benitez and Megumi Fujii is also in the works for the DREAM card.

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  • tommyb

    i dont really like either of these guys but silvia should win if hes training while rogers is sitting in a cell.

  • Quardy

    Ray Mercer vs. Brett Rodgers would’ve been better…

  • ass

    big tims finally gonna win one!!! i hope he takes his anger towards women beaters out on rodgers, he deserves to get the snot beat out of him!

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    This should be an easy win for Tim,the dude just needs to stay in fighting shape,I also wouldn’t mind seeing him change up his camp he should go and and train some where else for a change

    • ass

      get him to A.T.T.!

    • Anonymous

      i dont think theres any easy fights out there for timmy hes a bum. he clearly doesnt have the motivation any more

  • i like sexy time

    there both tits ones a women beater the others a drug head screw them both fools!

    • ass

      whos a drug head? i honestly dont know…

      • i like sexy time

        Tim silvia has has used steroids not so long ago. I know people say all or most people in mma use them but i only judge on guys who get caught with the acception of alistair overeem he hasnt been caught yet but hes the most obvious roid man alive today.

        • ass

          gotcha…i was thinking u meant like hard street drugs, thats why i was confused…

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