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*UPDATED* ProElite to Return Nov. 5 in Moline, Illinois; Arlovski vs. Fulton and Sylvia vs. Rizzo Targeted for Event


(Which one is the dead horse?)

CagePotato.com has learned that ProElite’s second show under its new ownership and management will happen November 5 at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois. Although no announcements have been made regarding the event, which is tentatively dubbed “ProElite II” or the show’s fight card, according to a published report,  former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia (29-7) and Andrei Arlovski (16-9) are both verified to be on the card, only not against each other just yet.

ProElite had originally planned to hold its next show back in Hawaii, but evidently decided that Illinois was a better fit, considering Arlovski lives and trains two hours west of Moline in Chicago and Sylvia is a part-time police officer in Milan, less than 15 minutes away from the venue.

According to the report, Sylvia will be taking on another former UFC champ instead, Pedro Rizzo (19-9) in the show’s main event and Arlovski will square off with journeyman fighter Travis Fulton (247 – 48 – 10 1 NC ).

It’s been rumored that ProElite will be staging a heavyweight grand prix starting this year and some are predicting that these somewhat underwhelming matches will make up part of the first-round bracket of the tournament.

Since being released by the UFC in 2008, 35-year-old Sylvia has racked up a somewhat uninspiring 5-3 record including losses to Fedor Emelianenko, Ray Mercer and Abe Wagner. Sources indicate that the former Team Miletich fighter, who defeated Patrick Barrentine (9-6) in his last fight under the Fight Tour banner on August 20, has been quietly preparing for his ProElite debut.

Arlovski’s luck hasn’t better. The 32-year-old former Belarusian police officer has gone 3-4 outside the Octagon, including four losses in a row to Emelianenko, Brett Rogers, Antonio Silva and Sergei Kharitonov, respectively. In his most recent bout he defeated Ray Lopez (5-3) in “ProElite II’s” first show last month in Hawaii.

Rizzo will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the bout with Sylvia, having dispatched Jeff Monson, Gary Goodridge and Ken Shamrock in his three most recent respective bouts. The win over Monson at Bitetti Combat 4 in 2009 snapped a two-fight losing skid. “The Rock” has not been very active the past few years having fought only five times since 2008.

Although he’s probably the most experienced opponent Arlovski has faced, Fulton is basically a can-crusher with an inflated record. Arguably his three biggest wins of his career were against Heath Herring, Jason Miller and Joe Riggs. He has made a career out of beating sub .500 opponents and has lost to pretty much every fighter of note he has faced other than the aforementioned three. His loss column includes names like Evan Tanner, Rich Franklin, Eric Pele, Ricco RodriguezChris Tuchscherer, Travis Wiuff, Ben Rothwell, Mike Whitehead, Forrest Griffin, Dan Severn, Renato Sobral, Pete Williams, Vladimir Matyushenko and Brian Gassaway. A loss to him might mean it’s time for Arlovski to return to police work or dog training.

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 am CT through Ticketmaster.


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shayes99- September 29, 2011 at 7:18 am
He didn't beat the Jason Miller we all know, but a guy with barely a .500 record.
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Also, both of Pro Elite's 'Main Event' Fighters that they are trying to build up are going to get stomped out by scrubs and the organization is going belly up again...call me Nostro-fucking-damas
Todd M- September 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm
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shitbag- September 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm
"Report: ProElite Returns in November in Illinois, Possibly With Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia IV | fedortickets.com Says:

Wed, 09/28/11 - 01:04

[...] is in the planning stages for their second event, according to a report on Cage Potato. Word is they’re looking at staging the event in Moline, Illinois on Nov. 5 and possibly [...]"

^^^What is that? Seriously why does this appear midway down the comments?
HandsofGold- September 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm
If Tim Silvia was any gayer he would be Elton Johns fanny pack
ArmFarmer- September 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm
@me likey

Those already happened dumbass. What we really need is a Franklin vs Silva rematch, I think Rich would do a lot better the 2nd time around...
LOKI- September 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the muffin-top, glass jaws and sloth. I know of no reason why bumfight without reason should ever have been fought.
Me likey- September 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm
now we just need tito vs chuck 2. maybe maynard vs edgar 2.
boomtime- September 28, 2011 at 11:43 am
Arlovski is actually a very talented striker it's a shame about his chin, if he never had a dodgy chin he would be one of the greatest heavyweights out there
shitbag- September 28, 2011 at 10:30 am
Oh BOY! I'm so excited for a 4th meeting between these tWO!!! Wait, no, no I'm not. Not at all. I could live my entire life never seeing this fight an be perfectly happy.

RIME urplexi, people. RIME urplexi. At least, thats what my captcha tells me.
intercept440- September 28, 2011 at 10:23 am
Best quote ever from Arlovski.
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eh tim, how taste me peepee.
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Classic.
i predict a win by arlovski this time, as fat fuck tim cant seem to lose his beer fat
Sloppyspray- September 28, 2011 at 10:17 am
@Skeletor - damn, and I'm here stuck renting this space underneath a bridge, at least people throw coins to me sometimes, helps me with rent.
RwilsonR- September 28, 2011 at 10:12 am
2005 called and said it wants its headliners back.
Then 1998 called and said it wants it's jokes about "calling and wanting things back" back.
ArmFarmer- September 28, 2011 at 9:46 am
What are 3 things mma fans dont care about? Hint: it starts with a sylvia and ends with a proelite.. With an arlovski in the middle.
Maine Blazer- September 28, 2011 at 9:41 am
Give you three guesses as to who I'm rooting for and the first two don't count.
skeletor- September 28, 2011 at 9:36 am
@Sloppyspray - I own my own cave thank you. I also have a good job as well who pays me very generously to post inconsiderate remarks about Danga all day.
Sloppyspray- September 28, 2011 at 9:25 am
Yeah Skeletor, until you can take over Castle Grayskull you will have to deal with your parent's cave.
DangadaDang- September 28, 2011 at 9:14 am
Not mine skeletor. Now back to your cave.
skeletor- September 28, 2011 at 9:04 am
Did Danga quit attaching his name to his articles?

They should also do Lindland vs Baroni II.
jimbonics- September 28, 2011 at 9:03 am
The only reason Tim won the third fight, is because Dana told them to keep it on their feet, and none of this "first-round finish" bullshit.

Fight 1: 47 seconds
Fight 2: 2:43 seconds
Fight 3: 25 minutes of crap
tramadoc- September 28, 2011 at 8:57 am
This headline Is 5 years too late...
NomadRip- September 28, 2011 at 8:56 am
In this fourth bout between these two, I predict Arlovski gets flash knocked out and Tim shits himself in surprise.
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