Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia weighed in at an astonishing 310.6 pounds on Friday in Birmingham, Alabama for his Adrenaline III headliner against former boxing champion Ray Mercer, who tipped the scales over 50 pounds lighter at 256.6 pounds.
Sylvia weighed 263 pounds for his most-recent bout at Affliction: Banned last July, adding nearly 50 pounds to his 6-foot 8-inch frame over the past 11 months. He’ll need to shed the additional weigh in just under two months to reach the 265-pound heavyweight limit for his Affliction: Trilogy matchup with Paul Buentello.
Sylvia and Mercer were originally scheduled for a boxing match in New Jersey, before the state declined to approve the contest, forcing it to be moved to Alabama where it was changed on Thursday to MMA rules after the boxing bout was deemed illegal.
Notables Jeremy Horn (204.8) and Rich Clementi (170.2), both UFC veterans, were on weight for their respective matchups.
[Pictured: Tim Sylvia]
(HT: MMA Weekly)