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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to fight on Affliction PPV (updated)


Affliction held a press conference at the Trump Tower in New York City today to promote their debut event on July 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

While speaking with Affliction officials after the show, it was revealed to that recent acquisition Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will indeed be competing on the promotion’s inaugural card.

Nogeuira’s bout will appear on pay-per-view, but the opponent has not been announced, just as the opponent for Ben Rothwell continues to remain a mystery. Affliction officials were unwilling to address rumors that UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski could end up being the fighter chose to take on Rothwell. When asked by Five Ounces of Pain about whether he knew a specific opponent he needed to prepare for, Rothwell said he wasn’t certain who he’d be fighting on July 19.

According to an Affliction official, the one-hour Fox Sports Net telecast that will air prior to the start of the pay-per-view show and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Aleksander Emelianenko and Paul Buentello. Bouts between Savant Young vs. Mark Hominick and Justin Levens vs. Ray Lazama are currently slated to air on FSN, as well.

On a lighter note, the press conference was also attended by Donald Trump, as well as Trump’s son, Donald Jr. Trump issued a brief statement at the start of the press conference and talked about MMA in a respectful manner.

Update: According to a report on, Nogeuira will be taking on Vernon “Tiger” White on the pay-per-view.

  • Thomas says:

    Hes fighting Tito ortiz, tito will announce it after he fights machida on ufc ppv
    and hes suppose to have something on his shirt about it before the fight

  • Patrick says:

    So who have they contracted with other than the people who are fighting on the first card?

    Affliction is seriously looking like it’s blowing its wad on the first go around. That said, the card looks good.

  • ufcfan says:

    this ppv is definitely exciting…

    for some bizarre reason i feel like i’d rather see the fights in a cage
    but whatever…

    still no arlovski announcement which is interesting, however apparently he’s signing autographs (with rothwell, arlovski) at adernaline mma’s first show which is interesting.

    affliction really is going all out on this…

  • Jye says:

    I’d be suprised if he’s fighting Tito. The UFC has an exclusive 30 day negotiating period after his contract expires. Therefore the earliest that Affliction could even begin negotiations in regards to a contract is June 24. That doesn’t give much time for them get that done, then the bout agreements but it’s still possible

  • Davey D says:

    I’m glad to see Rogerio on this card. I think once he get’s his game intact, he’ll move on to the UFC. The fight with Sokodujo really set him back and he was wise to try out boxing in the Pan-Am games because that can only help him. He earned a bronze medal and that mean’s he got something out of it instead of nothing.

    I’d really like to see a rematch with Lil Nog’ and Shogun at some point in time. That was such a great fight.

  • Kelvin says:

    White/Lil Nog should be a good one.


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