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Affliction to use unified rules

According to MMAWeekly, Affliction will use the unified rules of combat for their event. This means elbows to the head are allowed or to put it better:

This ruling of course will allow the fighters to use elbows on the ground, which has been the most glaring difference between many of the U.S. fight promotions. While organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and EliteXC have always allowed elbows under the unified rules, other promotions such as the International Fight League and Strikeforce have taken away elbows as a legal maneuver.

The main event will be Fedor Emelianenko vs Tim Sylvia for the WAMMA Heavyweight Title. This will be the first champion from the WAMMA sanctioning body. For now this is good with Affliction but according to them the future could hold a number of possibilities:

For now, Atencio says Affliction is happy with their current situation, but he didn’t totally rule out the promotion doing an actual “Affliction” title in their promotion at some point down the road.

“You never know what’s going to happen in the future, but we’re working with WAMMA right now, and if the relationship continues the way it is then absolutely,” he said.

  • Bad Monkey says:

    Now, what effect will the unified rules have when Arlovski KTFO’s Rothwell?? Ha ha. Just kidding, sort of. This should be a great card.

  • zack says:

    this is a delicious card for those of us that love watching HWs.


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