Two former UFC veterans Tim ‘The Maine-iac’ Slyvia and Paul ‘The Headhunter’ Buentello have signed up to face each other at Powerhouse World Promotions: ‘War On The Mainland’ on August 14th.
Both fighters harbor ambitions to work their way back up to the promotion they made their names in, and though Sylvia in particular may struggle to convince Dana White to do so, this is a competitive bout that won’t do the winners chances any harm.
Slyvia of course recently had a high profile win over ‘World’s Strongest Man’ Marius Pudzianowski in May. The bout may have brought some attention his way, but he needs to face tougher opponents if he wants to regain some of his credibility, and Buentello is a step in the right direction.
Buentello recently found himself out of the UFC after losing to both Stefan Struve and Cheick Kongo in his second spell for the promotion. Since then ‘The Headhunter’ has moved quickly to get another fight and won against Bryan Hume at ‘Shark Fights 11’ last month.
The ‘War On The Mainland’ card will also see the return of another former UFC star Jens ‘Lil Evil’ Pulver who was released from his WEC contract recently. The 35 year-old will face up and coming Diego Garijo at the event, a fighter with a 4-1 record to date.