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Tim Sylvia looking to fight New Year's Eve in Japan

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is looking to celebrate New Year's in Japan.

According to, Sylvia (24-5) is currently preparing for a fight as his manager Monte Cox works on landing him a spot on either the "Dynamite!! 2008" card on Dec. 31 or the World Victory Road "Sengoku 7" card on Jan. 4.

As of now Sylvia doesn't know who, where or when he'll compete, but the Miletich fighter understands that the scenario is common for a New Year's Eve show in Japan.

"I don't think anyone ever knows until about a week before they fight," Sylvia told

Sylvia competed for titles in his two fights in 2008 and was submitted in both. Sylvia left the UFC after losing to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in an interim title bout at UFC 81, and then suffered a 36-second loss to Fedor Emelianenko with the WAMMA belt on the line.

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