(Video courtesy of YouTube/ProElite)
ProElite today named the participants of the second bracket of its planned heavyweight grand prix and there’s a pretty good chance you won’t recognize the names on the list.
Contrary to popular belief and ads that inferred as much, the tournament will not include former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia. According to the press release sent out by Stratus Media Group, the tournament will be structured similarly to Strikeforce’s Challenger Series in that the “up-and-coming’ winner will earn a shot at an upper-main card slot on a future event.
The promotion announced that Jake Heun (1-1) will take on Ed Carpenter (5-1) and Richard “The Black Eagle” Odoms (5-0) will square off with Rodney Housley (4-1) on the November 5, 2011 Proelite 2: Big Guns event we revealed earlier this month that will be televised live on HD NET from in Moline, Il at at 8:00 pm CST.