It appears that Affliction has signed yet another top fighter in former IFL light heavyweight champ Vladimir Matyushenko. Yesterday it was reported that Affliction signed former IFL heavyweight champ Roy Nelson and that he would appear on Afflictions second card on October 11. It also appears that Matyushenko will appear on this second card and will fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a light heavyweight bout. This should be a very good bout. Both guys are ranked in my top 15 and most people’s top 20. These 2 fighters in my opinion may make up the two best non-UFC light heavyweights. I was frustrated that Nogueira was not the one talked about to get Tito Ortiz, but this is a better fight for him anyways. The October 11th card dubbed “Day of Reckoning” will be headlined by a fight between heavyweights Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski.
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
- Tito Ortiz vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
- Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vladimir Matyshenko
- Roy Nelson vs. Jay White
- Tim Sylvia vs. ?
- Paul Buentello vs. ?
- Pedro Rizzo vs. ?
- Mike Pyle vs. ?
Filed under: Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Valdimir Matyushenko | Tagged: Andrei Arlovski, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Josh Barnett, Matt Lindland, Roy Nelson, Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort, Vladimir Matyushenko |