Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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 Ticketmaster.com.