Pedro Rizzo Injured; Pro Elite Searching for Replacement to Face Tim Sylvia

October 17, 2011
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Pedro Rizzo at Pride Grand Prix 2005

Pedro Rizzo at Pride Grand Prix 2005

A change has been made to the upcoming Pro Elite card in Illinois with main event fighter Pedro Rizzo being forced out of his fight with Tim Sylvia due to injury.

Rizzo updated his status through Twitter, stating that he suffered a partial tear on his triceps tendon on his left arm. The injury will force Rizzo to the sideline to recover and out of his scheduled bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.

MMAWeekly.com was able to reach Pro Elite official Rich Chou on Monday who confirmed Rizzo’s exit from the card, and said they are working on securing a replacement at this time.

Currently, no one has been named as a new opponent for Sylvia, but Pro Elite officials are hoping to have someone shortly.

The card is set to go down on Nov 5 in Moline, Ill where fellow former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski will also appear on the card against veteran journeyman Travis Fulton.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Rizzo’s replacement when it becomes available.


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  • bajafox

    That’s tough, how many other has been heavy weights are available?

    • wonggfan

      Ricco or Arlovski!!

  • jbeamazing

    who cares!

    • wonggfan

      didn’t you bet on Sylvia in the Fedor fight?

  • Bob

    Tim Sylvia Books Andreas Kraniotakes as Rizzo Replacement in ProElite II

    • wonggfan

      Go Timmay!!!!

      I wonder who has a weaker jaw at this point, Arlovski or Sylvia.

      The crazy thing is, UFC fanboys thought those two were the best fighters in the world!