“Baby Fedor” tests positive for steroids

It has been reported that Russian MMA fighter Kirill Sidelnikov (5-3), also known as “Baby Fedor”, has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for the anabolic steroid, Stanozolol.

Sidelnikov’s positive test results stem from his last fight on January 24, 2009 at Affliction: Day of Reckoning in Anaheim, California, where he lost to Paul Buentello (27-10) by TKO due to doctor’s stoppage in the third round. Although nicknamed “Baby Fedor” due to his physique and aggressive fighting style, he was no match for the wily veteran that is Buentello.

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Chuck Zito breaks it down

Actor extraordinaire, radio host, and now Affliction reporter, Chuck Zito talks about how he got the gig with Affliction: Day of Reckoning, his MMA roots, his opinion on the current state of MMA, and he warns the interviewer to watch his mouth for making assumptions.

Big John McCarthy interview after the jump…

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Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning post-fight press conference news and notes

The Affliction: Day of Reckoning post-fight press conference took place immediately following the Pay-Per-View portion of the card. Oscar De La Hoya, Tom Atencio, Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski and other main card fighters all addressed the media.

Questions about Golden Boy’s partnership with Affliction were answered, the official attendance was announced as well as how many shows M-1 and Affliction hope to put on in 2009.

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UFC’s matchmaker Joe Silva & interim HW Champ Frank Mir attend Affliction: Day of Reckoning

Following the first fight on the main card at Affliction and M-1 Gobal’s “Day of Reckoning” event last night in Anaheim, California, UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva and UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir made their way to their ringside seats.

M-1 Global USA Vice President, Jerry Millen, very publicly invited his nemesis, UFC President, Dana White to attend the “Day of Reckoning” event which took place on January 24th. Millen’s invitation came after White consistently denied M-1 Global’s prize fighter, Fedor Emelianenko, as the number one Heavyweight mixed martial artist in the world.

Following the bout between Dan Lauzon and Bobby Green PRO MMA (http://promma.info) reporter, Matt De La Rosa reports, “After the bout is over Interim UFC Heavyweight champion, Frank Mir makes his way to ringside being accompanied by UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva. ‘The Dean of Mean’ Keith Jardine is also in attendance.”

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Andrei Arlovski – Day of Reckoning post-fight interview (video)

Andrei Arlovski tells Loretta Hunt he did not follow his game plan and tried to get too flashy. He says should have been more disciplined in his attack. This is a poignant interview and a bit sad to see someone with so much talent, who trained so hard to have it all end with one … Read more

AFFLICTION M-1 GLOBAL: DAY OF RECKONING – results & play by play

Tonight is the night! AFFLICTION & M-1 GLOBAL: DAY OF RECKONING takes place in Anaheim, CA starting at 6pm CST with the undercard airing on HDNet and with the main card airing on Pay-Per-View starting at 8pm CST.  PRO MMA (http://promma.info) has been live on the scene all week in Anaheim and is sitting ring side tonight and will be providing LIVE play-by-play commentary and real time results so stay tuned right here.

Pay-Per-View Card
(HW) Fedor Emelianenko def. Andrei Arlovski by KO in rd 1
(HW) Josh Barnett def. Gilbert Yvel by submission (strikes) in rd 3
(MW) Vitor Belfort def. Matt Lindland by KO in rd 1
(LHW) Renato Sobral def. Thierry Sokoudjou by submission (DARS) in rd 1
(HW) Paul Buentello def. Kiril Sidelnikov by TKO (strikes) in rd 3
(LW) Dan Lauzon def. Bobby Green by submission (RNC) in rd 1
(WW) Jay Hieron def. Jason High by TKO (strikes) in rd 1

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Arlovski 360: On the Road to Reckoning – Episode 6 (Arlovski vs. Fedor)

The MMA world begins the countdown as The Day of Reckoning approaches. An event that symbolizes the growth of MMA as a sport, as well as Arlovski’s progression to the summit of his craft. “The Calm Before The Storm” highlights aspects of Andrei ‘The Pit Bull’ Arlovski’s life that have endeared him to fans across the … Read more

Tito Ortiz on UFC 99 return: “Zero chance of that happening”

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) talked all things MMA with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning press conference. The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” may not be fighting on this weekend’s card, however, he has been making his presence felt during the promotion process.

Despite being forced to sit out the first half of 2009, Ortiz believes he will return to top form once he has recovered from back surgery.

Ortiz touched on rumors surrounding a UFC 99 return, how he would approach Andrei Arlovski, joining the Affliction announce team and his ideal time table for a return to action.

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Fedor: Road to Reckoning – Wednesday

This is video shot on Wednesday, Jan. 21th. in Anaheim, California shadowing heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko as he prepares for his fight with Andrei Arlovski on January 24th. Gilbert Yvel and Josh Barnett make cameo appearances and some scenes from the press conference are shown.
Part 1

Part 2 after the jump shows Tito Ortiz and Jerry Millen dogging out Dana White…

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