ProElite Continues its Return with Sylvia vs. Rizzo and Arlovski vs. Fulton

October 3, 2011
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Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia

ProElite, Inc., will host its second major MMA event in 2011 at the i Wireless Center in Moline, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Two former UFC heavyweight champions will headline the main card, including the Quad Cities own giant Tim “The Maineiac” Sylvia (29-7) who will take on fellow UFC veteran Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo (18-9).  Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (16-9) will face off with Travis “The Ironman” Fulton (247-48-10). The card will also feature the debut of ProElite’s Heavyweight Grand Prix. The tournament will feature eight of the best young fighters in the world and will conclude after three events.

“Bringing our Grand Prix tournament to Quad City MMA fans backed by a powerful main event is a strategic initiative to further cultivate our heavyweight fighter base,” said William Kelly, President and COO of ProElite.

The full fight card will be released shortly and will include some of Quad Cities favorite fighters and emerging MMA talent.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am CST Saturday at the i Wireless Center box office and on

  • jared499

    Not sure that I like the Gran Prix Tournament, did Pro-Elite learn nothing from SF. Maybe because the fighters are younger there will be less injury.

  • wonggfan

    “Not sure that I like the Gran Prix Tournament, did Pro-Elite learn nothing from SF.”

    Are you serious? You know that SF’s popularity sky rocketed after they announced the tourney. The Overeem/Fedor situation was something that happened in the course of SF’s business. Fedor, the biggest draw, got eliminated and the UFC picked up Overeem.

    SF ran an amazing business between 2010~2011 with the signing of Fedor and company, which led up to the HW tourney.

    A brand new organization needs a tourney to get the ranking started.

  • kneedleskane

    These dudes are done and just want a paycheck. I dont see any getting back in the UFC.