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ProElite 2: Pedro Rizzo Scratched From Headlining Bout Against Tim Sylvia

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With a second show less than a month away, ProElite hit its first snag. UFC veteran Pedro Rizzo (19-9) has pulled out of his headlining bout against Tim Sylvia (29-7) at ProElite 2, citing a partial tear in his triceps tendon suffered while training in Holland. Rizzo announced the news on Monday via Twitter.

Unfortunately I got injured, training here in Holland, had a partial tear in the triceps' tendon of my left arm.
Oct 17 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

So i would like to apologize to the Pro Elite and specially to Tim Sylvia because i can't be in the ring on November 5th to face him.
Oct 17 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

A replacement headliner has yet to been announced by promotion officials at this time. Rizzo was scheduled to compete against Sylvia in the quarter-final round of ProElite's inaugural, eight-man heavyweight tournament, also featuring Andrei Arlovski, Travis Fulton, and Mark Ellis.

The bout was to be Rizzo's first since July 2010, when he chopped down UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock for a TKO victory at Impact FC 2. The performance capped a three-fight win streak for the 37-year-old, including a second-round TKO over Gary Goodridge and a hard-fought unanimous decision over Jeff Monson

ProElite 2 is slated for November 5th at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois. Along with the heavyweight tournament, the card features Reagan Penn -- brother of B.J. Penn -- and top-10 women's flyweight Tara LaRosa.