Affliction returns to Anaheim, California this Saturday, January 24th for “Day of Reckoning” featuring perhaps the most anticipated bout in MMA history as current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko defends his belt against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.
Also on the card at heavyweight is Josh “Babyface Assassin” Barnett who takes on Gilbert Yvel. In a light-heavyweight match, current Strikeforce Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral takes on Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Matt Lindland will face former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort at middleweight.
Headlining the undercard, which will be broadcast on HDNet Fights, the last IFL Light-Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Matyushenko will take on PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The main card will air on Pay-Per-View starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Here’s the full fight card:
* WAMMA Heavyweight Championship bout: Fedor Emelianenko (Champ) vs. Andrei Arlovski
* Heavyweight bout: Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert Yvel
* Light Heavyweight bout: Renato Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
* Middleweight bout: Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort
* Lightweight bout: Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
* Heavyweight bout: Paul Buentello vs. Kirill Sidelnikov
* Light Heavyweight bout: Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
* Welterweight bout: Jay Hieron vs. Jason High
* Featherweight bout: Bao Quach vs. LC Davis
* Featherweight bout: Albert Rios vs. Antonio Duarte
* Welterweight bout: Brett Cooper vs. Patrick Speight
PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be bringing you live on-the-scene coverage from Affliction: Day of Reckoning all this week including press conferences, weigh-ins, and the fights themselves so stay tuned.