Trump to host NYC press conference to announce Emelianenko vs Barnett

PRO MMA ( received notice Friday evening that Donald Trump will be hosting a New York City press conference on June 3rd officially announcing Affliction M-1 Global’s “Trilogy” featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett.

Emelianenko, who is considered by most MMA experts as the number one heavyweight in the world, will face Barnett on August 1st at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The event will air live on pay-per-view.

The press conference will take place next Wednesday at the Trump Tower Atrium (25th Floor) beginning at 11:00 AM ET.  Those attending will be: Donald Trump, Tom Atencio, Mark Cuban, Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, and Vadim Finkelstein.

The official poster for “Affliction: Trilogy” lists the following fighters competing on the August 1st card: Gegard Mousasi, Ben Rothwell, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Tim Sylvia, Mark Hominick, Dan Lauzon, Chris Horodecki and Paul Buentello. Stay tuned to PRO MMA ( for more official fight announcements on this card.

By:  Jack Bratcher

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