NEW YORK â€” Adrenaline MMA announced today that heavyweight stars Tim Sylvia and Ben Rothwell have signed multi-fight contracts with the newly-formed promotion.
Sylvia (24-4) is a former 2-time UFC heavyweight champion, while Rothwell (31-5) was undefeated in the IFL for the champion Quad Cities Silverbacks.
Sylvia, 6-foot-8 and 265 pounds, has fought 13 times in the UFC and defeated top performers like Jeff Monson, Andre Arlovski (twice), Brandon Vera, Ricco Rodriguez and Assuerio Silva.
â€œAdrenaline is a new promotion, but it allows fighters to fight for other organizationsâ€¦ thatâ€™s huge,â€ Sylvia said. â€œIâ€™ve got 3 to 4 years left and want to fight as much as possible, so this is the perfect choice for me at this time.â€
Rothwell, 6-5 and 265, has won 13 straight bouts, including all 9 of his IFL fights.
â€œAdrenaline will give me the chance to take things to the next level,â€ Rothwell said. â€œIâ€™m ready to see how I fare against the best heavyweights in the world.â€
Sylvia and Rothwell both train at Miletich Fighting Systems in Bettendorf, Iowa.