Matchup: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (30-4-1) vs. Tim Sylvia (26-3-1)
Date: February 02, 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Recap: 'Minotauro' Nogueira and Tim Sylvia were both looking to make history when they met at UFC® 81. Nogueira was looking to be the first person to ever hold a heavyweight title in both Pride and in the UFC® while Sylvia was looking to regain the UFC® heavyweight crown for the third time.
Outcome: Nogueira by submission, Round 3