It looks like Affliction’s next card will be held on October 11th in Las Vegas. Affliction reps said that the winners of the “Banned” card would be used at their next event. Some of the match ups seem to be coming to fruition. It looks like a fight between heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko is likely. Fedor is widely considered the best heavyweight in the world and the best pound for pound fighter in the world. He held the PRIDE heavyweight title and is coming off of a dominant win over heavyweight great Tim Sylvia in just 36 seconds. Andrei Arlovski, the Belarussian is also coming off of a win against Ben Rothwell at Affliction: Banned. Arlovski is a former UFC champion and a consensus top 5 heavyweight. This willbe an even bigger test for Fedor. I like the fight between the Russian and Belarussian, however I think the Fedor fight should have gone to Josh Barnett first.
Also, it seem that on that card a bout between Matt Lindland and Vitor Belfort is coming. Babalu wants to fight Tito Ortiz, and that would be a good fight, but I hope Antonio Rogerio Nogueira gets his pick first at who he wants. He is Affliction’s best light heavyweight, not Babalu, and not even Tito if he signs.
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