Gomi vs. Oliveira completes Affliction PPV card

SEAL BEACH, California (July 6, 2009)—Japanese combat fighting superstar Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi has been added to the Affliction M-1 Global’s locked-and-loaded “Trilogy” card against upset-minded Rafaello “Tractor” Oliveira, completing the five-fight Pay-Per-View event, live August 1 from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

The premier heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter in the universe, Russian icon Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (30-1-0), defends his WAMMA heavyweight title against No. 1 contender, Josh “The Babyfaced Assassin” Barnett (24-5-0), in the special main event.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh-in results

PRO MMA was on hand for the Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh ins. HDNet was airing the event on live television.

Fans filed in to get a peek at their favorite fighters, take some photos, get an autograph and catch free Affliction T-shirts that were being tossed into the crowd.

All twenty two fighters made weight without any issues.

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PRO MMA Exclusive, part 2: Joe Lauzon

On Tuesday, we brought you the first part of a two part PRO MMA exclusive interview with Joe Lauzon. In the second part, Joe discusses his younger brother Dan’s upcoming fight. Dan takes on Chris Horodecki at Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning on January 24th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Joe talks about what it is like to train side by side with his brother, what goes through his mind watching Dan fight and his prediction on the lone lightweight contest on “Day of Reckoning’s” main card.

PRO MMA: Your brother Dan has a bout coming up against Chris Horodecki next weekend. Dan has been on a seven fight win streak and none of those wins went to the cards. How do you think he will look in this bout?
Lauzon: I think my brother is way too big for Horodecki. I think my brother is going to go out there and own him. My brother is, first of all, enormous for the weight. He’s got great boxing and is as tough as they come. He’s got great Jiu-Jitsu, great wrestling. I think it is my brother’s fight to win.

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Demystifying Fedor Emelianenko

Growing curiosity surrounds the whereabouts of current MMA megastar and WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, who is set to face the fierce Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski at the fast approaching Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning.”

Widely considered the greatest heavyweight mixed martial artist in the history of the sport, Fedor has always had an air of mystery about him, causing fans to speculate wildly about his personal life and skills. But recently released information from his inner circle reveals that Fedor is deeply entrenched in fight preparations, with little time for anything else.

Sequestered in his training camp in the small, secluded town of Stary Oskol in a remote Southwest corner of Russia, Fedor prepares for what will surely be one of his most challenging fights to date. To arrive in this ancient and isolated city takes a lengthy 12-hour train ride from Moscow, followed by a three hour bus ride.

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UFC COULD GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH AFFLICTION ON JULY 19TH

by: Jack Bratcher Ok if you had the choice between paying about forty dollars to watch some high-quality MMA fights on pay-per-view from a brand new and unproven, mostly unknown promotion or watching a free high-quality UFC event free on Spike TV what do you think the average person will do? As if Affliction didn’t already have a big enough challenge getting people to buy this pay-per-view, their potential veiwership could really take a beating if the UFC does give … Read more

Buentello talks about upcoming Affliction fight versus Emelianenko

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IR0UsF3CF8] MMA Jacked takes us inside American Kickboxing Academy to talk with trainer “Crazy” Bob Cook and his fighter Paul Buentello about their fight with Alex Emelianenko coming up in July at the Affliction: Banned event. Although Paul’s fight will be on the undercard it could very well be a main event on pretty much any MMA card anywhere.  The whole Affliction card … Read more

New Press Release From Affliction 6/11/08

In Association with Roy Englebrecht Events “Affliction Banned” Live on Pay-Per-View 6PM/PT Saturday, July 19, 2008 ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA MAIN EVENT – HEAVYWEIGHTS – PPV FEDOR “The Last Emperor” EMELIANENKO      TIM “Maine-iac” SYLVIA Former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion         Former 2-Time UFC Heavyweight Champion Red Devil Sports Club               Miletich Martial Arts Stary Oskol, Russia                  Bettendorf, Iowa 27-1 (6 KOs, 14 Submissions)            24-4 (16 … Read more