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Affliction “Day of Reckoning” fight card

When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008
Where: Thomas & Mack Center; Las Vegas, NV
Watch: Pay-Per-View

Here’s the latest on the Affliction: Day of Reckoning event:

Main Card

  • Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski @ HW (official)
  • Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort @ MW (official)
  • Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira @ LHW (official)
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Pedro Rizzo (official)
  • Jay Hieron vs. Drew Fickett
  • Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon @ LW (rumored)

HDNet undercard

  • Roy Nelson vs. Paul Buentello @ HW (official)
  • Mike Pyle vs. Jason High @ WW

Card subject to change. All matchups are rumored unless stated otherwise.

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  • Andrej says:

    I wonder How small Tim Sylvia would look at LHW? or Pedro Rizzo? or Aleksander Emelianko? Do you look over your own Article at all? very sad.

    I wonder if Mike Pyle will fight at LHW?

  • finkrod says:

    Thank God all the forum “experts” were wrong about Aleksander. It never ceases to amuse me when I’m cruising MMA forums and see posters talking about what their “sources” are telling them. Another dumb-ass on different forum does not count as a source.

  • Suresh0t says:

    I would like to see Aleksander Emelianenko vs Tim Sylvia, I think it would be a pretty solid matchup assuming Aleks doesn’t go haywire and run right into Tim’s fists.

    Aleks has a solid chin and plenty of punching power, plus his sambo and ground game has got to be fairly solid, I would bet him seeing as if Tim hits the mat it would be GG, and I think Aleks holds his own on the feet.

  • Derek B says:

    I’m not sure alex vs tim sylvia is a good match-up. I’m not sure who else they can put him against. Maybe Rothwell?

  • Warcry says:

    At this depth rate how many ppv does Affliction have left? 2 Tops. Time to break the bank yet again. Dire Straits might be the name of the next PPV.

  • Smokes says:

    I would really like to see and Aleks Sylvia fight but I wonder if it’ll happen. I know it has potential to be a big fight but IMO I see Sylvia losing this fight. With that said I don’t think they want any more losses on Sylvia’s record to take away from the importance of Fedor beating him. I’m just not sure if they would want to do that, I know its killing them that they have to have Barnett and Arlovski fight because if Randy falls through later on they will have nobody worthy of stepping up to face Fedor but the loser of the Arlovski Barnett fight.

  • matt says:


  • steak_knife says:

    This card looks decent but they are running out of fights, fast. Time to start thinking about merging with another promotion.

  • D says:

    speaking of hard-hitting Russians, where is Kharitonov??? He hasn’t surfaced at DREAM or any of the other Asian orgs. He needs to come to Affliction or the UFC.

  • Justin B says:

    recycled card. Just without there biggest fighter. Barnett vs Arlovski is a great #1 contender match though. Matt Lindland bores me to death sometimes so hopefull Vitor will make it exciting

  • paddiosf says:

    LOL a Recycled Card is right..I hate to say this and I’m all about seeing Afflicition do well but they need to sign more talent and with No Fedor not on the card I’m not sure If I’ll get this card..Maybe go out and get some more guys like Allister Overum, CroCop etc..I’m not that excited for this card..

  • DamonO says:


    They’ll likely have Dire Straits as the next band playing during the event. lol

  • fightfan says:

    After 3 events, they will be out of match ups. The 16 or so fighters that fought at the first Affliction show are being jumbled around for the second. And if there is a third show, they will jumble them around some more and there will NOT be anything left to really see, or at least anything intriguing.

  • JBAR says:

    So does Affliction have multi fight contracts on their fighters or is it one fight deals?

  • Rich S. says:

    a few suggestions:






    obviously there will be no Sylvia/Rothwell.. apparently, they will never fight each other again..

  • Rich S. says:

    the way i see it, right now, Aleks will win WHATEVER matchup he’s in via KO..

    i think he can KO all of the Affliction HW’s right now, except for his brother, and Barnett..

    of course he can KO Rizzo
    I’m totally confident he can KO Sylvia
    after watching Buentello’s fight w/ Goodman, i was actually happy [for Paul’s health’s sake] that Aleks wasn’t able to fight.. that would’ve ended brutally..
    a fight between him and AA would be AWESOME, but, AA has a bit of a chin..
    He’d take out Rothwell faster than AA, i bet..

    idk, i just can’t wait for Aleks to mix it up again..

    PS- Lil Nog/Sobral

  • Warcry says:

    Rich S

    I understand what you saying about possible matchups. But on the real at best those matchups should be on free tv. Those are fight night matchups. Seriously, can you honestly tell me that you would pay $40 bucks to see those has been matchups.

  • JBAR says:

    I am still hoping they can get Randy and Fedor together. A strange twist would be if Randy wins his freedom and signs with Affliction to fight Fedor but due to cash flow issues Affliction is sold to Zuffa prior to the fight. It is a stretch I know but with all of the money they are paying it could happen with a few PPV flops between now and then.

  • batman says:

    I would like to see
    Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski
    Mirko “cro cop” Filipovic vs Tim sylvia
    Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs Tito “the bad boy” Ortiz
    Ricardo Arona vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    Ben Rothwell vs Aleksander Emelianenko
    Takanori Gomi vs Eddie alvarez
    Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort
    Cung Le vs Frank Trigg
    Pedro Rizzo vs Jeff Monson
    While I realize this card wont happen, It would be cool to see get busy affliction.

  • Stonewall says:

    Jay White/ Roy Nelson, Matyushenko/ Lil Nog are both rumored.

  • Rich S. says:

    no Warcry, i wouldn’t pay to see those..

    i was just listing who i’d like to see enter the blank spots..

    just read this about Affliction taking some IFL guys:

    “ reports that Roy Nelson will face Xtreme Couture’s Jay White at Affliction: DoR (the abbreviations have already begun, deal with it) in October. Nelson was the IFL’s only official heavyweight champ, and White is…2-5. Wonder which of these guys is being groomed for a big future in the stacked Affliction heavyweight division?

    Meanwhile, Sherdog is passing along info that a rematch with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been offered to IFL light heavyweight champ Vladimir Matyushenko. Vladdy beat Little Nog via decision in 2002, and he never faced much of a test during his unbeaten run in the IFL. Matyushenko would make an excellent addition to the growing 205-pound ranks in Affliction, which should soon include Tito Ortiz, who Matyushenko lost a decision to in 2001.”

  • Rich S. says:

    oh, and batman, Rizzo KO’d Monson a while back..

  • JBAR says:

    You mention Cung Le, I would love to see him vs GSP.

  • Rich S. says:

    i was actually thinking Le/A.Silva would be down-right awesome..

  • ryan says:

    i don’t have to watch tuf reruns, all i have to do is order the card this weekend i can see rob emerson WOW ben saunders SWEET
    and a bunch of other guys that are no different than watching ring of fire or king of the cage
    like i said only two good fights GSP/Fitch and K-flow verses an overrated huerta

  • batman says:

    Rich s. -Well how about a rematch I think it would be a good fight and a chance for redemption.

  • JBAR says:

    Rich S.

    I agree Le vs A. Silva would be a good fight too but I thought I read that Le walks around at 185.

  • Justin B says:

    How has Barnett not fought Fedor yet.

  • Jason says:

    Aleks is fighting Alistair Overeem.

  • stevefiji says:

    Hey i got a question… does this card qualify for any tax breaks since they are using completely recycled material in every aspect? I’ll bet they even pay them from the same depleted cash reserve they used the first time.

    Please give me IZZY…errr…hhh.. I mean, OZZY for the metal performance that I most want to laugh for the ‘between rounds metal mania’ that is so NOT my demographic…

    I am excited I get to pull out my Pedro Rizzo signature shirt once again before sending it to the salvation army…oh wait, there was no Pedro Rizzo shirt from the first fight? …. well then , i can use my Babalu shirt, that will some serious legs with his sustained comeback looking so solid….

    and Emilienko is still gonna be on the card…Horaah!!!!!! …Ooops that’s “The Little Prince” not “The Last Emperor”

    We just know that The Donald will have his savvy business buddy Tito fighting some other UFC reject or maybe Babalu (yeah but hes a UFC reject too)… I can’t wait to see Tito’s signature shirt with Jenna’s image ingrained between barbed wire and skulls looking like a skeleton herself…

    And Ladies and Gentlemen, in the audience tonight…. Raj from ‘What’s Happening’ and the last little kid from ‘The Cosby Show’ and Fezzzzzzzzzz (who has signed a new 3 fight deal to leave the UFC)…

    When AA beats Barnett, Don Johnson and Phillip Micheal Thomas will enter the ring and shoot Micheal Madsen dressed as ‘The Gimp’ in a tribute to Pulp Fiction…

    Oh yeah, and there are fights too….
    * Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski – for WAMMA’s Top Contender Belt
    * Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort for WAMMA’s Very Good Fighter Belt
    * Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs ???? for WAMMA’s UFC Best Reject Belt
    * Tim Sylvia vs. ??? @ HW for WAMMA’s Next #1 Guy in Line AFTER JB vs AA Belt
    * Aleksander Emelianenko vs. ??? for WAMMA’s Best Little Bro Belt
    * Pedro Rizzo vs. ??? for WAMMA’s Best KTFO last time Comeback Belt

    I will pay to watch …. NONE … I have Internet and there is NO SENSE OF URGENCY in any of these WAMMA Belts!

  • DamonO says:


    Ummm….Anderson Silva is 185 Weight class and Le fought Frank Shamrock who also used to be the UFC light heavyweight champ. So Cung Le can can definitely handle guys bigger than him. However, he won’t beat Anderson Silva. Would be fun to watch but only for a few minutes.

  • DamonO says:


    Quite the imagination you have. Babalu is a reject from the UFC however after his fight with David Heath, had he not been rejected, he would be right back up there in title contention soon. Same for Andre Arlovski. Can’t say the same for TITO but he is still a good fighter nonetheless. If this bores you so much when why even talk about it?

  • stevefiji says:

    It does not bore me, what it does do is give me tons of easy fodder. I love the audacity of Affliction to try and take on the big boys by spinning one bogus assertion after another. I am just calling them out on the truth.

    In MMA someone trash talks and it’s decided in the ring. In MMA promotions, its decided in the ‘take’. So far Affliction’s take is KTFO negative… but they certainly continue to spin. With all their talk about caring for the fighters, for the fans, for MMA…I just wanna call them out on it. They are no different, just more desperate, so their lies are bigger, and more fun to expose!

    I love boxing… love it… I hate boxing’s corruption and paper belts
    I love MMA…love it… I don’t want to see it go the same way as boxing… I will do my part to keep one belt that matters, because like most, I’d rather debate P4P then who’s the best of 4 or 5 friggin Middleweight World Champs!

  • ryan says:

    watch some other promotions (DREAM)
    its about the fights and wanting to see the best
    the ufc rapes us with these garbage ass ppv with only two good fights on them and protecting “their guys” by have them fight easy matchups make the best guys fight and a lose doesn’t mean that much to another top guy.

    i’m sick of the ufc bullshit at least other promotions are trying to put on the best fights and hopefully people like damono will watch the fights online the next day becouse they will only watch ufc and oneday see how the ufc fucks us the fan
    we deserve the best fights to be put on that is what we pay for and want

  • ryan says:

    that comment was for STEVEFIJI

  • ryan says:


  • batman says:

    Im actually most excited about the Brock lesnar vs Heath herring fight. I was at a bar for his first fight and everyone went crazy during Brock lesnars fight it was awesome.

  • JBAR says:


    If he walks around at 185 when he cuts weight for a fight he would be around 170 at the weigh in. A. Silva walks around at 200+. I still agree that Le vs Silva would be a good fight but I would do Le vs GSP first at his natural fight weight and if Le wins look at having him fight Silva. Can you imagine how huge that fight would be if he was coming off a win over GSP.

  • platypus says:

    this will shape up to be a great card imo, will have less ppl over for ppv next time to enjoy the fights more

  • dpk says:

    Affliction isn’t going to be around long if they don’t do anything to develop their own stars (young guys who never fought in UFC or PRide). They can only live off of people made famous and marketable in UFC or pride for a few more shows. Even with this card, the Barnett v AA winner will get Fedor, but that is one less compelling fight for Fedor down the road, because interest of him against the loser of this fight will decrease. I give them 3-4 more shows if they continue at their current business model. The only fight on this card that I really “need” to see is the Barnett-AA fight, and I have a limited interest in the Lindland-Belfort fight just to see if Belfort is back for real, so when it comes down to it I’m not sure I’ll get this pay per view, it depends on what else I have going on that weekend.

  • Warcry says:

    If the Ufc wants to really hurt Affliction all it has to do is renegotiate with its stars who are set to be released from their contracts in the next 6 to 9 months. A merger has to be imminent for Dream and Affliction to survive. Time to man up and stand up.

  • What about Tito Ortiz vs. Babalu???

    I thought this fight was practically official already…


  • drops says:

    I think any event not planified by Danna will be just perfect, i just hate his f.king face in every weight in pictures haha, I’m completly sure afflicion is gonna improve the card, think about it, we just have one official fight we have to wait for more amazing cards as the last one. I like ufc but when I look the ufc page and see bisping vs leben, leben???????? I just think that was Dana’s idea.

  • rolltide says:

    I’m pretty sure its impossible for Dan Lauzon to fight on this card. I am almost certain he is still under contract with the UFC.

  • stevefiji says:

    Did anybody read where Atencio bragged that he spends time signing most of the fighters…. like thats a big deal…. that probably took about as long as the Fedor/Sylvia fight to add 5 more UFC castoffs to the card! Bada Bing!

    And what about that mercenary Russian who has let the T-shirt guy flap tattered in the wind, while likely fighting some kind of Japanese freak of nature instead of supporting the Charity of Overpriced Ugly T-Shirts …what a dick, huh? Bada Bam!

    And the MTV award for Best Unintentional Comedy Performance in a Disaster Film goes to the entire supporting cast of the sinking ship USS Affliction who take real pride and joy in their tin WAMMA belts, who think their 3 fight contracts will not have them barred for life as scabs from the UFC (gifted and/or funny Russians, Fedor and AA excluded), who believe that their soon to be found on a Salvation Army clothing rack signature T-Shirts are actually cool and attractive and who will be soon looking for “that Moron Guy” Toto Ortiz to be their new anointed savior once Randy loses his court case and his arbitration and Fedor gives up 2 years of his beloved Sambo and goes and fights in the UFC. Baba Boom

  • Derek B says:

    they need to mix it up a little bit. These fighters are going to get old fast.

  • PokerFace says:

    what the fuck is wrong with some of you idiots, I’ve never seen Barnett fight Arlovski, what do you mean recycled,ya mean like Liddel-Couture 36. Givem a break man, we really need to get behind Affliction, and hopefully they do well to give the UFC a run for their money. It MIGHT possibly creat a unification fight someday (ha-ha).

  • Nate says:

    I would also like to see Kharitonov with an organization, good suggestion.

    What is with all the Affliction hate? Recycled? Does anyone say that about EliteXC with Kimbo & Carano, hello? Not that I’d ever complain seeing her fight. Arent there enough other organizations holding events to give a little variety between Affliction events.

    Come on, it is a new organization with big dreams of changing how things are done. It isnt going to happen overnight for even the biggest companies with deepest pockets.

    But unlike any other organization, including Dream, they have top 10 world renown names fighting in multiple fights for every event.

    Any MMA fan on this site would know at least 6 guys from the Affliction card, whether they are a fan of the fighters or not.

    Look at the UFC 90 card, most people might know 3-4 (excluding any of the token TUF fighters that are known because of watching the show, but dont really have much talent).

    Lets keep some perspective. This is the organization that gave us the first Fedor fight against a top 10 opponent in years. I loved it & want to see more.

    I love this sport.

  • Nate says:

    stevefiji you said: “I hate boxing’s corruption and paper belts
    I love MMA…love it… I don’t want to see it go the same way as boxing… I will do my part to keep one belt that matters”

    Then you hate on Affliction for trying to do exactly what you said. Affliction is the only one supporting WAMMA.

    Either you have ADD and your (lack of) attention span made you miss your point.
    Or you need to post on Sherdog, because you dont make any sense and you’ll feel right at home there.

    Inspired by my love for MMA.

  • OCD says:

    I guess if you want to watch various TUF’ers with mediocre records, undermatched fighters like Machida and Florian, and Liddell v. Jardine 19, it is a recycled card.

    Arlovski v. Barnett is worth it alone.

  • […] is set to appear at the next Affliction show against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and this fight shows why he’s still one of the best light […]

  • stevefiji says:

    Nate, again you offer yet another bass ackwards point and now you also attempt to denigrate my honor… Thanks buddy, now i can go to town on you…

    WAMMA is nothing but a bunch of parasites trying to feast off of the UFC host. They don’t even recognize UFC champs..WTF? How the hell does Fedor fight donuts for 3 years and then he’s instantly in a title fight against a guy who is, at best, #5 in the world. When he wins, that makes him #5 with a bullet (now admittedly, he’s the best HW in the world, but dude, there are rules and he’s gotta take out one or two more of the guys above him and the others have to lose, that’s just the price you are gonna have to pay for taking the money and running for 3 friggin years). WAMMA themselves knows that they are illegitimate, and that have no real value and so instead of trying to do the right thing and find a way to work with the UFC, they go to a pathetic T-shirt company that feigns ‘fighter welafre’ as their bogus assertion and they offer up a paper title.

    If WAMMA wants to do good for MMA they have much bigger issues to help and fix then offering bogus titles…

    WAMMA are clowns who will soon have Tito fighting for a title and ‘The Law’ soon enough as well… they are jokers who have no integrity and want to jump on a bandwagon of somebody else’s blood sweat and tears. The UFC won, they bought out Pride took out all the rest and they and they alone possess all the undisputed belts…. If anybody wants one of them, let them come and get it, the honorable way, by fighting for it.

  • aceyeager says:

    who will win barnett/arlovski. please answer. arlovski fedor is a fight ive been wanting to c for a long time. if u go to ufc 85 fight card forum u will c where i posted this fight.

  • Uzi says:

    Affliction needs to pick up Elite XC’s top notch guys…and gals. Cyborg, Carano, Lawler…hell put Kimbo on an undercard somewhere down the road…maybe? Hopefully Koscheck and Cain Velasquez bounce from the UFC because of their greed and arrogance over a video game of all things. Maybe they can sign with Affliction. Sign Ricardo Arona, Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Kharitonov, and Cro Cop. In fact, I think Overeem and Cro Cop just moved their rematch from DREAM to another organization altogether. I don’t think they’re signed with anyone long term. What the hell are Mighty Mo and Semmy Shilt doing these days? Put some up and coming LHWs and MWs on an undercard. Develop their fighter roister. I like the Matsyshenko signing.

    Next PPV needs to have:

    Fedor vs. Arlovski/Barnett
    Paul Buentello vs. Aleksander Emelienenko
    Gina Carano vs. Sacrificial Lamb
    Cris Cyborg vs Sacrificial Lamb
    Tito Ortiz vs. Matsyushenko/Nogueira
    Overeem vs. Ricardo Arona
    Somebody Else vs. Who Cares

    Now that would be a pretty interesting card. Tap into the little following that Elite XC developed. Get the the stars that are just floating from one organization to another. And if it’s true that Golden Boy wants to put elite boxing matches on these cards, then just im,agine the possibilities!


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