A heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Tim Sylvia and TUF 10 alumni Wes Sims was recently given the red light by the Ohio State Athletic Commission.
In a recent report on MMAjunkie.com, Ohio State Athletic Commission Director Bernie Profato stated that the commission had ruled the bout to be “non-competitive” in nature.
“The commission felt the fight was not going to be competitive at this time after comparing [Sims’ and Sylvia’s] records and the opponents both fighters had faced,” stated Profato through an email. “And even though it was 2004, Sylvia previously stopped Sims at 1:36 of the first round.”
The pair were expected to face off at an upcoming “Adrenaline MMA” event anticipated for March 20 from Youngstown, Ohio.
And while they won’t be facing one another, Adrenaline promoter Monte Cox revealed that both would be expected to take part in the card one way or another.
Tim Sylvia is currently slated to face off with Brandon Lee Hinkle, while Sims is expected to meet Kerry Schall at “Adrenaline MMA V”.