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MMA Transaction Wire: August 2-3

Name Record Weight (RANK) Transaction Info Fight Card Opponent Date
Tim Sylvia 31-7-0 265 (#31) Signed by ONE FC ONE FC 5, Aug 31 Andrei Arlovski Aug 3
Mike Wessel 11-4-0 265 (#162) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Ryan Martinez Aug 3
Chris Coggins 6-2-0 155 (#257) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Zach Underwood Aug 3
Zach Underwood 9-4-0 145 (#280 FW) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Chris Coggins Aug 3
Harry Johnson 5-7-0 155 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Cosmo Alexandre Aug 3
Chris Miller 1-2-0 265 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Maurice Jackson Aug 3
Maurice Jackson 2-1-0,3NC 265 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Chris Miller Aug 3
Matt Hamill 10-4-0 205 (UR-Inactive) Signed by UFC UFC 152, Sept 22 Roger Hollett Aug 3
Roger Hollett 13-3-0 205 (#45) Signed by UFC UFC 152, Sept 22 Matt Hamill Aug 3
Rafael de Freitas 5-0-0 125 (#68) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 14, Sept 14 Dustin Ortiz Aug 3
Dustin Ortiz 8-2-0 125 (#29) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 14, Sept 14 Rafael de Freitas Aug 3
Justin Ledet 4-0-0 205 (#172) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 14, Sept 14 Matt Thompson Aug 3
Matt Thompson 17-9-0 205 (#41) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 14, Sept 14 Justin Ledet Aug 3
Matt Schnell Pro debut 135 (NR) Signed by Legacy FC LFC 14, Sept 14 Ryan Hollis Aug 3
Sevak Magakian 11-3-0 155 (#184) Signed by King of the Cage KOTC: Mercenaries, Aug 30 Joe Condon Aug 3
Darrill Schoonover 12-5-0 265 (#64) Signed by Rogue Warrior RWC 2, Sept 6 Kevin Jordan Aug 3
Kevin Jordan 11-9-0 265 (UR-Inactive) Signed by Rogue Warrior RWC 2, Sept 6 Darrill Schoonover Aug 3
Shonie Carter 50-28-7,1NC 185 (UR) Signed by Rogue Warrior RWC 2, Sept 6 William Hill Aug 3

Tim Sylvia, the Rodney Dangerfield of MMA, is finally getting some respect from ONE FC and has been signed on to replace Soa Palelei in a bout against nemesis Andrei Arlovski. Personally, I've never been a fan of quadrilogies. Maybe ONE FC can have them fight every other weekend for the ONE FC heavyweight title? All kidding aside, I'll still probably watch it...more for Aoki and Fernandes, but I'm curious to see where this leads.

Matt 'The Hammer' Hamill comes out of his short retirement to face recent Bellator vet Roger Hollett at UFC 152. Somebody needs to come up with a different term than retirement for guys like Hamill, Penn, and Nick Diaz; like hiatus, or sabbatical, or burnout leave. Whenever I hear 'coming out of retirement', I just imagine some pissed AARP rep ripping up paperwork when some old dude discovers Viagra. Anyway, it was surprising when Hamill retired, but I'm glad he's back and look forward to seeing him fight again.

Legacy FC signed a couple more intriguing fighters in flyweights Rafael de Freitas and Dustin Ortiz. Ortiz looked pretty good in a UD loss to Ian McCall at Tachi Palace Fights in 2011, maybe this bout will set one of them up for a chance at a UFC contract. Journeyman Matt Thompson is also on the card coming off a big submission win over Jake Rosholt and is 8-1 over the last 3 years. The former pro wrestler Thompson has fought as high as heavyweight and as low as middleweight but will take on undefeated Justin Ledet at 205.

And yes, Bellator signed a Harry Johnson.

Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: The July Round-Up - Is Sengoku back?!

MMA Transaction Wire: July 28-31

MMA Transaction Wire: July 25-27

MMA Transaction Wire: July 17-24

MMA Transaction Wire: July 10-16

MMA Transaction Wire: June 29-July 9

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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