ProElite 2 books Arlovski vs Fulton, Sylvia vs Rizzo for Nov. 5 event in Moline, IL


Fights fans cringing at the news that former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski were set to hook 'em up for a fourth meeting under the ProElite banner, I've got some good news for you.

According to MMA Fighting, they're still booked for Nov. 5, 2011, at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois, but against different opponents, contrary to an initial report from Cage Potato.

"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.

He'll try to string together consecutive victories for the first time in over three years against an opponent with 150 submission wins to his credit.

That's not a typo.

The Belarusian has been paired off with the hardest working man in show business, Travis Fulton, who has over 300 mixed martial arts fights on his professional resume.

"Ironman" indeed.

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.

He gets yet another former UFC heavyweight title holder in Pedro Rizzo, who's riding a three-fight win streak that includes victories over Octagon relics Gary Goodridge and Ken Shamrock.

Also expected to return for ProElite 2 is Reagan Penn, younger brother of UFC "Prodigy" B.J. Penn, who was successful in his MMA debut just last month.

How's this fight card looking to you, Maniacs?

Stay tuned to for more information and details on ProElite's debut in Moline, as they become available.

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