Tim Sylvia returns for 'Fight Tour' against Brian Heden on Aug. 20 in Rockford, IL

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia is back in action this summer as he takes on regional journeyman Brian Heden at the upcoming "Fight Tour" event booked for the Rockford MetroCentre on August 20 in Rockford, Illinois.

Sylvia (28-7) was knocked silly by former "Ultimate Fighter" hopeful Abe Wagner in the main event of Titan Fighting Championship 16 back in January. The crushing defeat snapped a win streak of four, one that included stoppages over former UFC "Headhunter" Paul Buentello and Polish powerhouse Mariusz Pudzianowski.

"The Maine-iac" has been playing the role of Johnny Law in recent months after coming under fire for his bloated physique, one that saw him reach a scale-busting 311-pounds against Wagner.

Can he redeem himself and get back to his winning ways against Heden?

After stringing together five straight technical knockout stoppages, Heden (16-9) suffered consecutive unanimous decision losses to Carmelo Marrero and Tyler East under the C3 Fights banner in back-to-back "Knockout-Rockout Weekend" appearances.

Will he break that streak -- or get broken -- when he battles Sylvia on fight night?

Also making his return to action on Aug. 20 is former UFC light heavyweight Sean Salmon as he takes on Miletich mauler LaVerne Clark.

Still not sold? There's more, as the Fight Tour brand has also secured guest musical performances by "The Pimps" and "Saliva."

Should be an interesting night of fights, to say the least.

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