Report: Tim Sylvia vs Andrei Arlovski IV planned for Nov. 5 in Moline, IL

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You know the old saying folks, don't shoot the messenger.

Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski are apparently in talks for a fourth meeting, this time under the ProElite banner on Nov. 5, 2011, in Moline, Illinois.

Cage Potato brought word of the possible match-up earlier today.

The original Sylvia vs. Arlovski trilogy took place under the UFC banner back in 2005-06, with "The Maine-iac" getting a 2-1 advantage. Unfortunately the third (and what at the time was believed to be the final) meeting of the two was a five-round snoozefest that Sylvia won on points.

And things haven't exactly gotten better for either fighter.

"The Pitbull" recently snapped a four-fight losing skid, one that included three violent knockouts, to stop Ray Lopez as part of the resurrected ProElite card last month in Hawaii.

Sylvia, who continues to struggle with his weight, was flattened by Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 castaway Abe Wagner last January for Titan FC before rebounding with a technical knockout win over Patrick Barrentine on the regional circuit.

In short, both fighters look like a shell of their former selves and a fourth meeting seems unlikely to change that perception no matter the outcome.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information and details on this pending bout, as well as ProElite's debut in Moline, as they become available.

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