UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia versus former champion Andrei Arlovski.
UFC 61 Bitter Rivals, Saturday, July 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sylvia, 30, won the title at UFC 59 on April 15 by getting up off the mat to stop Arlovski at 2:43 of the first round. The 6-foot-1, 265-pounder floored the “Pit Bull” with a right hand and quickly pounced with a flurry of punches, forcing the stoppage.
The 6-4, 240-pound Arlovski beat Sylvia in February of 2005 in a mere 47 seconds, forcing a submission with an ankle lock.