Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia will enter the "World of Morecraft" this September in "The Pine Tree State," just over a month after ZUFFA makes its Maine debut at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
From the New England Fights (NEF) press release:
Former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion of the World, Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia, appeared via video to announce a fight against fellow UFC alumni Christian Morecraft at "NEF XIV" on September 6, 2014. That bout will also take place at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, and the winner will be crowned the first-ever Maine State MMA Super-Heavyweight Champion.
Sylvia (31-10) is currently riding a three-fight losing streak, while Morecraft (7-3) has dropped three of four and hasn't competed in over two years after briefly retiring (and running into legal trouble).
"The Maine-iac" is still campaigning for a spot at UFC Fight Night 47, which takes place on Aug. 16, 2014, but may need to pick up a few more wins before that happens.