Thursday, September 11, 2008

Arlovski v. Barnett - Affliction 2 Postponed

While this Affliction card could stack up to any around, it has been postponed. Reports are that tickets sales were abismal. They are reportedly going to wait until January so the number one heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko can appear on the card.

I feel bad for the former IFL stars that were going to make their respective debuts at this event. Former champs Roy Nelson, Vladdy Matyushenko and Jay Hieron along with 20 year old phenom Chris Horodecki were all slated to fight. Most have been on the shelf for some time.

Supposedly the fighters will be blended into the January card that was to feature Fedor Emelianenko. I wouldn't be surprised if Andrei Arlovski took on Fedor and Barnett fought Tim Sylvia in the new fightcard.


Andrei Arlovski (UFC) vs. Josh Barnett (UFC, Pride)- Battle of two former UFC heavyweight champions. This will determine who earns the title fight with Fedor.
Vladimir Matyushenko (UFC, IFL LHW Champ) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Pride)
Matt Lindland (UFC, IFL) vs. Trevor Prangley (UFC)
Chris Horodecki (IFL) vs. Dan Lauzon (UFC)
Ben Rothwell (IFL) vs. Pedro Rizzo (UFC)
Drew Fickett (UFC) vs. Jay Hieron (UFC, IFL WW Champ)


Paul Buentello (UFC) vs. Roy Nelson (IFL HW Champ)
Jason High (6-0, MCC) vs. Mike Pyle (17-5, IFL)
Chase Gormley (6-0, MFC) vs. Jay White (HDNet)

Arlovski Highlight Video

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