Pro Elite’s second event has suffered a significant setback after heavyweight headliner Pedro Rizzo was forced to pull out due to an injury.
Rizzo is believed to have torn a tricep tendon which ensured that he could not be fit in time for the scheduled 5th November date where he was set to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.
It’s a setback for the promotion who have indicated as yet whether they plan to find an alternative opponent for Sylvia or will now move the original co-main event between Andrei Arlovskia and Travis Fulton up to become the headline attraction.
Rizzo had hoped that a win over Sylvia would bolster his chances of a return to the UFC after stringing together wins against other veteran fighters Jeff Monson, Garry Goodridge and Ken Shamrock.
Slyvia also harbors similar ambitions, but after piecing together a four-fight winning streak of his own he suffered a setback in January when he lost in just 32 seconds to former TUF 10 competitor Abe Wagner. He’s since rebounded with a win in August in a regional promotion.