Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is back on the FieLDS 'Genki Desu Ka!!' fight card for Dec. 31, 2011, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
But he won't be fighting.
Instead, "The Maine-iac" will be facing off against K-1 kickboxer Jerome LeBanner in a pro wrestling bout under the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) banner as part of the New Year's Eve extravaganza that will include Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii and the DREAM bantamweight grand prix finals, among others.
Sylvia was originally booked to sling leather opposite domestic do-badder Brett Rogers, but "The Grim's" legal run-ins threw a monkey wrench into those plans.
Here's what else to expect from the Genki Desu Ka!! supershow:
DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix:
265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii
155 lbs.: Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka
170 lbs.: Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan
145 lbs.: Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi Inoue
155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
115 lbs.: Megumi Fujii vs. Karla Benitez
Mixed Rules Bout:
140 lbs.: Yuta Kubo vs. Nils Widlund
140 lbs.: Masaaki Noiri vs. Kengo Sonoda
Pro Wrestling Bouts:
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more updates to FieLDS presents 'Genki Desu Ka!!' as they become available.