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10/27/11 10:57 AM
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Andreas Kraniotakes (12-4) will fight in next month's ProElite 2 headliner against Tim Sylvia (29-7), after all.

Hours after MMAjunkie.compassed along news that the Illinois State Professional Athletic Commission denied the heavyweight's participation because of a lack of sanctioned fights, the decision has been reversed.

HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon first tweeted the news, though MMAjunkie.com currently awaits confirmation from commission officials.

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This morning, several sources reported that the bout had been scrapped, due to the lack of sanctioned bouts for his opponent:

ProElite's second fight card since returning to the major mixed martial arts landscape has hit another snag

Just 10 days after main event heavyweight Pedro Rizzo had to pull out of his fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia with an injury, Rizzo's replacement, Andreas Kraniotakes, now also is off the card

Sources close to ProElite on Wednesday told MMA Fighting that Kraniotakes' fighter license was not approved by the Illinois State Professional Athletic Commission, which oversees MMA in the state. That leaves ProElite scrambling for a replacement to fight Sylvia on what will be less than 10 days notice for ProElite 2 at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., on Nov. 5

According to sources close to the event, the reason behind the state commission's refusal to approve Kraniotakes stems from a lack of sanctioned fights on his record. Though the German heavyweight is 12-4, the bulk of his 16 career fights have come in Europe, leaving him without any sanctioned fights in the United States for the commission to base its decision on.

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10/27/11 11:04 AM
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 geeze that sux... but sometimes these things happen in MMA =)
10/27/11 11:07 AM
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 Time to call up Jimmy "The Titan" Ambriz!
10/27/11 11:16 AM
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so let me get this straight. if an international fighter builds up a solid record, say 10-0, then he is not eligible to fight in the UFC for example in Illionois, yet we have guys with 3 professional bouts competing on TUF and then in the UFC?
10/27/11 11:23 AM
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Chris - so let me get this straight. if an international fighter builds up a solid record, say 10-0, then he is not eligible to fight in the UFC for example in Illionois, yet we have guys with 3 professional bouts competing on TUF and then in the UFC?


UFC has close ties with the ACs

Just look at Toney getting licenced to fight Randy
10/27/11 11:44 AM
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 He should fight Tim Hague
10/27/11 11:47 AM
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 I hope that Tim Hague is cutting the line of potential opponents for this one. Tim will win.....LIKE A HAGUE!!!!!!
10/27/11 11:50 AM
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That is really stupid. If you look up the German guy's record it's no worse than someone like McCorkle or Morecraft or Tuscherer who would all undoubtably have been approved.
10/27/11 11:50 AM
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 Harry Moskowitz available?  
10/27/11 11:52 AM
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Isn't Illinois the same state that fucked up and is regulating submission grappling as well? Fuck them.
10/27/11 11:53 AM
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Then again, if Hague gets the fight then it was all for the best.
10/27/11 11:53 AM
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@andrewhdnet: Andreas Kraniotakes is ON ProElite card. Thanks to IL commission for making the right decision. Watch out for him!
10/27/11 11:54 AM
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the_fight_observer - <a target="_blank" class="ilink userTimeline nv-compactToolTip" href="http://twitter.com/andrewhdnet"><strong style="position: relative;">@andrewhdnet</strong></a>: Andreas Kraniotakes is ON ProElite card. Thanks to IL commission for making the right decision. Watch out for him!


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10/27/11 12:02 PM
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 Hague-Sylvia would be a good matchup.
10/27/11 12:12 PM
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Chris - so let me get this straight. if an international fighter builds up a solid record, say 10-0, then he is not eligible to fight in the UFC for example in Illionois, yet we have guys with 3 professional bouts competing on TUF and then in the UFC?


Yes Chris, As a match maker in Ohio, The commission only gose off the fights on the data base you guys have. If it is listed as a nsf fight it is like they have never had that fight.
10/27/11 12:12 PM
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10/27/11 12:13 PM
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Andreas Kraniotakes has now been approved by the commission. Fight with Sylvia is on

http://mmaweekly.com/andreas-kraniotakes-receives-approval-from-commission-faces-tim-sylvia-at-pro-elite-2
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 Wouldn't be suprised if it's Eddie Sanchez. Unless he was medically suspended after the Rogers fight.
10/27/11 12:56 PM
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DamonMMAWeekly - Andreas Kraniotakes has now been approved by the commission. Fight with Sylvia is on

http://mmaweekly.com/andreas-kraniotakes-receives-approval-from-commission-faces-tim-sylvia-at-pro-elite-2

 Oops didnt see this until now
10/27/11 2:35 PM
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Imagine if the NSAC denied Joe Calzaghe when he applied to fight Bernard Hopkins because he had never fought stateside.
10/27/11 2:42 PM
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 Another badge of honor for Illinois, the armpit of American MMA.

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