[MMA] Arlovski vs. Fedor Official for Affliction


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Andrei Arlovski will return to Affliction to battle current WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko at the organization's second event, "Day of Reckoning," according to Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio.

MMARated.com was the first to report the news.

According to the report, the official announcement -- as well as exact details of the date, location and main card fights -- will be released sometime next week.

"Day of Reckoning" was originally scheduled to be held Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. That event was rescheduled in light of a new partnership with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions -- although reports of slow ticket sales may also have factored into the decision.

Despite Golden Boy's new involvement with "Day of Reckoning," Atencio also confirmed that the event would feature MMA bouts only -- conflicting with Affliction's previous announcement that the event would involve both boxing and MMA.

"We sat down with them and couldn't come up with a main event boxing match that everyone wanted," Atenco told MMARated.com.

Previous reports have pointed to a Jan. 24 2009 date in Anaheim, Calif., as Affliction's likely target for a new date.

Arlovski was last seen successfully defeating IFL champion Roy Nelson at "EliteXC: Heat" on week ago. The bout was a co-promoted affair between Affliction and EliteXC.

Emelianenko last fought in July, making quick work of former UFC champion Tim Sylvia at Affliction's debut event, "Banned."

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Konstanov

Arvlovski is good, but he is going to get demolished by Emelianenko.

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digipoi

Arlovski's hand speed looked good on CBS even though he fought a tomato. Training with Freddy Roach must be paying off. Fedor is a beast though. Looks like Arlovski will try to use distance in this fight.

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revvo

Andrei? This is gonna be a good one, but Fedor has this one too :D

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rajputwarrior

this should be a wicked fight...

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Googintosh

I have been waiting for this fight for three years.

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Damo R.

Rewatching the video of Sylvia getting pwned is making me think Fedor will dispatch of Arlovski really quickly.

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Matrix XII

It's hard to bet against Fedor, it should be a good one, but you have to go with Fedor. He's dominant and hungry in the ring.

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Christopher

Regardless of how 'dominant' Fedor seems to be, you can NOT count Arlovski out. He has been in the ring with some tough competition before, so he doesn't lack experience. It really all boils down to which Arlovski shows up to the ring. The Champion Arlovski? Or the Arlovski who has fought not to win, but to not lose, ever since losing his title.

After all, this is MMA. Anything can happen. All it takes is one punch.

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Damo R.
Regardless of how 'dominant' Fedor seems to be, you can NOT count Arlovski out. He has been in the ring with some tough competition before, so he doesn't lack experience. It really all boils down to which Arlovski shows up to the ring. The Champion Arlovski? Or the Arlovski who has fought not to win, but to not lose, ever since losing his title.

After all, this is MMA. Anything can happen. All it takes is one punch.

Very true point

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digipoi
Regardless of how 'dominant' Fedor seems to be, you can NOT count Arlovski out. He has been in the ring with some tough competition before, so he doesn't lack experience. It really all boils down to which Arlovski shows up to the ring. The Champion Arlovski? Or the Arlovski who has fought not to win, but to not lose, ever since losing his title.

After all, this is MMA. Anything can happen. All it takes is one punch.

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like this?.... :p

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Zoom7000

That's not Andrei Arlovski! It's Andrey Orlovsky! :laugh:

Fighting with shoes! Brilliant stuff!

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digipoi
That's not Andrei Arlovski! It's Andrey Orlovsky! :laugh:

Fighting with shoes! Brilliant stuff!

That dude he is fighting is a weird cat. If you haven't already looked around YouTube for more of his fights you're probably not missing anything besides strangeness. I think the dude is in prison right now for multiple robbery charges or theft or something. lol.

Wrastling shoes for the win loss!

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Aperture

Did you watch his face at the end? hah! Breugghawww!

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LRoling

Another fight in which I see Fedor easily winning. Arlovski, while being a Junior Sambo champion in Russia, has never seemed to use his Sambo ground tactics in the cage. His ankle lock on Sylvia was as close as it gets.

Fedor will win this fight hands down. While Arlovski has some technically improved striking on an already very good striking game, he still will have issues trying to nullify Fedor's quickness, tenacity, and overall ungodly transition game which is unparalleled by anyone in MMA today.

If I recall, one of the problems for Arlovski in the Rothwell fight was the ground. While Arlovski won the fight in devastating fashion, Rothwell did lay on Arlovski and do some damage at one point in the fight. This was the key factor I wanted to see in Andrei's improvements. Did he improve on the ground? Was his ground game going to be there? Absolutely not. If Fedor even remotely gets Arlovski in the same position, Fedor's power and transitions will dispatch Arlovski easily.

The other factor is his speed. Sylvia was caught off guard by his power and speed. There is a reason Fedor sits around in Russia training with the maximum size Kettlebells and just tosses them around like a Cyclops tossing around boulders. He's deceptively one of the most powerful men in the sport.

While Arlovski has a puncher's chance, Fedor's gameplanning is likely going to end this quick. I only hope Affliction can stay alive long enough to give us Fedor vs. Barnett, although I don't see Barnett dispatching Fedor either. Honestly, unless Lesnar improves significantly, he's the only real chance, and even that's slim. Lesnar won't handle transition MMA well right now.

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Damo R.
Affliction Entertainment has announced a total of 11 fights for its Jan. 24 "Day of Reckoning" card, and all but three bouts have both competitors confirmed.

The event, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., airs on HDNet (preliminary card) before heading to Showtime PPV for the night's main card, which includes a headline bout between WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski.

Only Josh Barnett, Vitor Belfort and Brett Cooper are currently without opponents.

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) mentioned on Monday, tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. ET. It's the second event held under the Affliction banner.

The latest card now includes:

MAIN CARD (SHOWTIME PPV)

* WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski

* Josh Barnett vs. TBA

* Vitor Belfort vs. TBA

* Matt Lindland vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral

* Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon

PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet)

* Vladamir Matyushenko vs. Antontio Rogerio Nogueira

* Jay Hieron vs. Jason High

* LC. Davis vs. Mark Hominick

* Antonio Duarte vs. Albert Rios

* Brett Cooper vs. TBA

* Paul Buentello vs. Kiril Sidelnikov

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Damo R.

Not Long and here is an 9 minute preview of the fight!

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Damo R.

Just seen the advert for it on Sky, Bravo Sunday at 9.

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+trag3dy

How would one go about watching this in the US? Pay per view? Free live internet broadcasts (hopefully)?

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Damo R.
How would one go about watching this in the US? Pay per view? Free live internet broadcasts (hopefully)?

Not sure, have you checked the official site? usually they have times etc.

Edit: theres this

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You can watch all the under-card fights live on hd.net for free. I'm not sure what time they start at however.

And is it just me or doesn't Arlovski look like he belongs in 300?

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Zoom7000

Not seen Arlovski fight for a while. The last time I saw him was in EliteXC (remember that? Kimbo Slice anyone? :laugh:) against the IFL champion who really shouldn't have been in the same ring as him!

I just don't think there is anyone interesting enough in Affliction for Fedor to fight. He really needs to go to the UFC where he can meet at least a batch of decent heavyweights rather than the odd 1 or 2. Still wanna see how Randy would fair up against him.

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Damo R.

I hope this is awesome!

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