The California Gold Rush is no longer a thing of the past, at least where Powerhouse World Promotion’s upcoming “War on the Mainland” show is concerned. Former UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia will get another crack at hoisting a belt above his head on August 14th in Irvine, California as one of a number of competitors with Octagon experience slated for title-fights on the card.
“The Maine-iac” will face fellow UFC veteran Paul Buentello for PWP’s heavyweight strap in a main-event bout sure to deliver stand-up fireworks and most likely a knockout ending.
Also squaring off over gold at the event are two fighters whose individual styles are polar opposites to those of the heavyweight headliners. Matt Horwich and Thales Leites will test each others’ might on the ground for the PWP Middleweight Championship in a battle of American wrestling vs. Brazilian Jiujitsu sure to wow fans of high-level grappling. Leites will be looking for his fourth consecutive victory since parting ways with the UFC, while former IFL 185-pound champ Horwich will be simply hoping to right his proverbial ship with a win after dropping six of his last eight fights (all by decision).
Rounding out the trio of title-fights, 25-11 Jason Lambert will do his best to avoid the slick submissions of eight-time World BJJ champion Allan Goes and take home the PWP light heavyweight belt in the process. Lambert is 2-0 in 2010, and though Goes hasn’t fought in three years his reputation in the sport speaks for itself.
“War on the Mainland” will take place at the Bren Events Center on 8/14/10 in Irvine, California and will be available on cable/satellite PPV starting at 7:00PT/10:00ET.