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When They Came To Fight (Tim Sylvia vs Wesley (Cabbage) Correria)

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  1. Glove Black Belt

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    Match: Tim Sylvia (13-0) vs Wesley Correria (7-3)
    Event: UFC 39 (9-27-2002)

    Tim Sylvia, Militech Fighting Systems, was a rising heavyweight star in the UFC, while Correria was a boxer/judo fighter out of Hawaii who trained with notable MMA fighters Frankie Vitale and B.J. Penn. Correria is also known to have a granite chin, and the legend of it was on pure display in this match. Correria had fought most of his matches at Rumble On The Rock a Hawaii MMA organization, now defunct, this is his first UFC event. Sylvia, a very tall 6'6"" fighter out of Bettendorf, Iowa, had trained with legenday fighters./coaches Matt Hughes (UFC welterweight champion) and Pat Militech (former UFC welterweight champion). Sylvia had also fought most of his matches at Superbrawl, also a Hawaii MMA organization, also defunct. Both fighters would start off aggressive right away, but it would quickly become an absolutely, one sided match as Sylvia barraged Coerreria with an assortment of jabs and power right hand bombs, with Correria having the crowd's respect surviving an onslaught which made the announcers respond in astonishment at Correria's durability.

     
  2. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    That fight sucked
     
  3. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    The infamous Cabbage chin.
     
  4. sherdogwantedtonamemekiki Paint thinner smells really good

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    Jesus Sylvia used to be in great shape.
     
  5. Lateralus Blue Belt

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    That was brutal to watch, same when Cabbage took a beating from Arlovski.
     
  6. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    Goober Taylor, you're back??
     
  7. TheChance Red Belt

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    Guy was always way underrated, kinda sad, he was prety damn good before he sytarted fighting not to lose.
     
  8. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Yup

    He was pretty fast too for a guy his size back then
     
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    He was, but to be taken with a grain of salt. Given he tested positive for Stanozolol a year after this fight. Back when you knew the exact moment you'd be tested every time.
     

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