ONE FC 5 Results: Arlovski and Sylvia Fight ends in a Controversial No-Contest

The fourth fight between two former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski at the ‘ONE Fighting Championships’ “Pride of a Nation” event in the Philippines on Friday ended in a controversial “no contest”.

In the second round, Arlovski dropped Sylvia with a massive overhand right to the jaw, followed up with 2 soccer kicks to Sylvia’s shoulder and head. Under ONE FC’s rules, soccer kicks are allowed in “open attack” when a fighter has knocked an opponent down and the ref gives a signal to the fighter. Referee Yuji Shimada did not call for the “open attack,” and Arlovski’s soccer kicks were declared a foul.

Sylvia was given five minutes to recover while Shimada and ONE FC officials conferred in the cage.  Sylvia decided that he could not see or continue, and the fight was declared “no contest”.

Both fighters agreed to a fifth fight in ONE FC during post-fight interviews with Commentator Jason Chambers.


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    September 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

    arlovski shouldve won that shit

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    September 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

    i know man it was bullshit those kicks were legal but the ref has to give the signal to let u know that its ok to kick your opponent just make sure hes looking so he can intelligently defend himself i mean wtf its a fight if that organization it gonna allow kicks to a downed opponent then the ref shouldn’t have to give a fighter a thumbs up or something letting them know its ok to kick their opponent they should be able to let them kick their downed opponent anytime they want pride did let their fighters soccer kick their down opponents without them having to get the ok by the ref and so should they

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    September 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Regardless after Tim Sylvia talked all kinds of shit about how he belongs in the UFC and after he said he though he could beat Daniel Cormier he still got his ass TKOed by Arlovski. I dont care that the judges ruled it a no contest. He still got TKOed and now he looks like a dumbass. He talks too much. He said he thought he was a better fighter and DC and Frank mir. Frank and DC both would beat Tims ass these days.

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    September 1, 2012 at 9:06 am


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    September 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

    for a pro fighter anyway, would not say it to his face! LOL

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    September 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I just watched the fight and WOW! To think these guys were once at the top of the UFC HWD is sad! Same old Arlovski, and Sylvia looked like a drunkard zombie fighting for brains. And clearly the N/C was BS!

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    September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

    i would sharp this hadnt it been one giant sentence. shame on you

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    September 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    i would, **** that fat bastard

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    September 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Good one. Reminds me of a shitty book from highschool, Kafka I belive, almost gave me epilepsy.

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    Just Scrapping

    September 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    does tim sylvia even go to the gym?


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    September 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    tim sylvia looks like the white alien of alien 4!

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    September 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    What do you mean “now”; he’s looked like a dumbass for a loooooong time.

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    September 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    It’s amazing how important that comma is to your comment, Hunter.

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    September 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Tim will never make it back to the UFC. His previous skill set has been surpassed so badly. His movement is non existant, and his knees look like they might collapse under the weight, his knees are already touching each other when he stands.

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    September 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Yea, but it’s fun putting different words in there

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    x murderer

    September 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    doesn’t surprise me dana doesn’t want them in the ufc anymore…the fat guy only faught cans in his last fights and the other one doesn’t know that its illegal to kick a downed opponent in the head.

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    September 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    in FC you are allowed to kick a downed opponent (in the head) if the ref gives a sign. Arlovski did not wait for the O.K. sign from the ref. Either way it is a bad rule, allow soccer kicks or take them out. It’s so confusing when all the adrenaline is running.

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    September 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    In the Youtube video of Tim working out, has always reminded me of the Uncle from Napoleon Dynamite.

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    September 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Far less dangerous though lol

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    September 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    The funny thing is that he actually almost had Arlovski a couple of time:P

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    just sayin…

    September 2, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Didn’t this also happen in the Roger Huerta vs Zorobabel fight?

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    September 2, 2012 at 6:22 am

    do ya research fella before commenting.

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    September 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    If its good enough for tim Silva and Arlovski to continue fighting, then we should bring back Tank Abbott, Mark Coleman, Mark Kerr, Don Frye, and Randy Couture.

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    x murderer

    September 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I didn’t know this. that IS a studip rule.

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