Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is all set to face off with fellow UFC veteran, “The Headhunter” Paul Buentello.
The bout between the two had been rumored for quite some time before MMAFanhouse was able to confirm the bout this afternoon.
Affliction III: Trilogy will take place at the Honda Center in Los Angeles, California on August 1 and is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett.
Sylvia is set to face off with former heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer on June 13 in a boxing match that will be held in Birmingham, Alabama. His last appearance in mixed martial arts saw him on the receiving end of a Fedor choke at Affliction: Banned in July of 2008.
Buentello has gone undefeated in his two appearances with Affliction, defeating Gary Goodridge by decision in July before stopping Kirill Sidelnikov by TKO in January.
A full list of the bouts expected for Affliction III as of this writing are listed below:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett
Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello
Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon