Tim Sylvia Has Surgery, Plans New Year's Return "'He had surgery on his hand (Monday),' manager Monte Cox told MMAWeekly.com. The surgery went well, but Cox said that Sylvia probably wouldn’t return to action until 'New Year’s.' A return bout, however, has not been contracted yet, but will likely take place in Japan." Sylvia was supposed to participate in the DREAM "cage" show on October 25th before injuring his hand, so odds are we'll see him on FEG's New Year's Eve "Dynamite!!" card.