ProElite are having a troubled time as they approach their second event on November 5th with news emerging that their scheduled main event has once again fallen through.
German fighter Andreas Kraniotakes had been lined up as a replacement for Pedro Rizzo to take on former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in the headline attraction of the event, but he’s now been withdrawn after failing to get a license to fight in the U.S.
The problem lay with the fact that Kraniotakes has never fought outside of Europe, with the vast amount of his fights taking place in his native Germany.
Despite a solid 12-4 record the Fighter Commission wasn’t comfortable licensing a fighter who didn’t have any prior sanctioned fights in the U.S.
It seems a somewhat curious decision, but nonetheless it leaves ProElite scrambling yet again to find a suitable opponent for Sylvia.
It’s believed they do have someone in mind and there may be an announcement as soon as today on who that might be.