PRO MMA exclusive interview: Stephen Quadros

Immediately following the end of Affliction: Day of Reckoning’s main event, PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with Stephen Quadros. “The Fight Professor” is very familiar with the careers of most of the fighters on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card and gave us his thoughts on a slew of topics.

Fedor Emelianenko, Vitor Belfort, Affliction and pound-for-pound rankings were all points that the former PRIDE FC play-by-play man and expert MMA analyst discussed.

PRO MMA: Stephen did this event live up to the hype?
QUADROS: I think so and I was a little worried about the ticket sales but it was like 12,000 strong. It was a really good crowd and the fights delivered. We got some unpredictable things like Matt Lindland going freeze-dried from a Belfort left hand that kind of shocked me. Emelianenko, doing what I call the ‘fly swat punch’ when Arlovski decided out of the blue to fly through the air Gilbert Yvel style and he got caught and went down. It was like a triple thud getting hit with the punch and hitting the floor directly after that. I thought it was a spectacular event, actually. Including the undercard fights. Some of these guys, that are unknown fighters on this under card, I was really surprised with.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh-ins photos

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AFFLICTION: DAY OF RECKONING goes off this Saturday, Jan. 24

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:

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Mann Talk – let’s find old Vitor

Sometimes my girlfriend likes to push the issue. Over Christmas break I took part in one of time’s most honored relationship traditions – meeting the high school friends. Despite dating for over a year I had only met one of the friends, and it is safe to say I was a little bit nervous. The cocoons in my stomach hatched into full-fledged butterflies when one of the friends showed up wearing Georges St. Pierre’s signature Affliction shirt.

As I said, sometimes my girlfriend likes to push the issue and I knew the time was coming. At some point in the night, I was going to have to talk about what I do for a living. Normally, after I yadda yadda my day job, I simply throw out stuff like “I write about MMA” and the subsequent confused faces force me to say “you know that UFC stuff?” However, this time the woman wearing the Affliction shirt did not have the puzzled jeopardy music face.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning – Jan. 7 conference call (audio)

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) was on hand for today’s (Jan. 7) Affliction: Day of Reckoning conference call. Matt Lindland and Josh Barnett took questions about their upcoming bouts with Vitor Belfort and Gilbert Yvel. Barnett and VP Tom Atencio discussed the rumors about Barnett originally being slated to face Fedor Emelianenko. Affliction’s Chief Operating Officer and … Read more

Affliction: Day of Reckoning PPV and HDNet Match-ups Finalized

The colossal Affliction “Day of Reckoning” fight card has now been finalized with explosive bouts set for both Pay-Per-View and HDNet telecasts.

The scheduled 11-fight MMA extravaganza, including the much-anticipated main event battle between two of MMA’s most notorious heavyweights: Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko and Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski, promises to be an entertaining night of raging, all-star fight action.

“Day of Reckoning” takes place on Saturday, January 24 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be televised live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The show is stacked with great match-ups and some of the best talent in MMA today. The Emelianenko vs. Arlovski bout will decide who will be the reigning heavyweight champion of the world.

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Babalu vs. Lindland called off Affliction card

Renato “Babalu” Sobral was scheduled to fight Matt Lindland at Affliction’s Day of Reckoning on January 24th. However, according to MMA Weekly, that fight will not be happening.  Instead, Matt Lindland will be facing Vitor Belfort at 185 pounds.   The reason for the change?  Apparently because Babalu just beat Bobby Southworth for the Strikeforce … Read more

AFFLICTION: BANNED – RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

by: Jack Bratcher FOX SPORTS NET FIGHTS: PAUL BUENTELLO vs. GARY GOODRIDGE Round 2 – Body kick by Goodridge.  Nice strikes by Buentello.  Leg kick by Goodridge.  Big leg kick again.   Inside kick.  Another kick to the leg.  Another leg kick.  Left hook from Goodridge.  Big exchange of punches by both.  Uppercut by Buentello.  Foot … Read more