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Tim Sylvia knocks out opponent in slap fighting debut – VIDEO

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia was victorious in his slap fighting debut over the weekend. The 47-year-old ‘Maine-iac’ defeated ‘the Bouncer’ in a Super Heavyweight Slap Battle for Slap Fighting Championship, a rival to Dana White’s Power Slap League.

The above footage shows Sylvia brutally slapping his opponent around the face, leading to him stumbling back and falling to the floor.  WATCH ABOVE

The blow led to Sylvia winning the contest in the fifth round.

Sylvia captured the UFC heavyweight title following a first-round knockout of Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 41 in 2003. After a successful title defense against Gan McGee, Sylvia tested positive for the banned substance Stanozolol. He was suspended and the title was vacated.

Sylvia recaptured the UFC heavyweight title in 2006, in his second of four bouts against fellow former champion Andrei Arlovski.

“The Maine-iac” left the UFC in 2008 and fought for various promotions to include Affliction, Titan FC, ONE, and others.

The 49-year-old “Maine-iac” has not competed in a contact combat sport since 2013 when he lost a unanimous decision to Ruslan Magomedov at Figt Nights Global 20.

Sylvia was forced to end his MMA career in 2015 after failing to receive medical clearance to fight Juliano Coutinho.

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