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Old 01-29-2011, 12:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Abe Wagner def. Tim Sylvia via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 0:32

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The win streak is over.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, who had put together a respectable four-fight run heading into Friday's Titan Fighting Championship 16 event, lasted just 32 seconds against "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member Abe Wagner.

The super heavyweight matchup served as the main event of Friday night's HDNet-broadcast event, which took place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

Wagner's speed advantage was evident in the opening seconds, and he looked to pepper Sylvia with strikes on multiple levels as he retreated and stayed away from his opponent's length. Then a right hand brought about the beginning of the end.

Wagner caught Sylvia on the temple, and the former UFC champ was visibly staggered. As "The Maine-iac" tried to recover, Wagner went on the assault with jackhammer punches that chased Sylvia across the cage. Sylvia avoided the shots as he retreated, but once he reached the cage, Wagner landed a four-punch combination that saw his opponent slump to the canvas. Referee Jason Herzog wasted little time in rushing in to call the fight, and the decision was justified when Sylvia stumbled as he returned to his feet.

The entire process took just 32 seconds.

"I thought I'd have a big speed advantage over him," Wagner told HDNet broadcaster Frank Trigg following the win. "I wanted to take the fight to him."

Wagner (8-3), who weighed-in under the heavyweight limit for the fight, improves to 5-1 over his past six fights, and the lone loss came to undefeated UFC heavyweight Travis Browne. Meanwhile, Sylvia (28-7) sees a four-fight win streak snapped, and the 311-pound behemoth will undoubtedly again hear doubts about the future of his fighting career.
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