FiveOuncesOfPain.com has confirmed the news after contacting Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.
The October show has been postponed until January and is expected to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., which was the site of the promotion’s first-ever event on July 19.
“Day of Reckoning” was originally supposed to be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko defending his WAMMA heavyweight title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. However, Fedor was forced to pull out of the show due to a hand injury that was aggravated during his win against Tim Sylvia in the main event of Affliction’s first show.
Affliction officials replaced Fedor in the main event with another former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett, and the Arlovski vs. Barnett matchup was billed as a fight to determine the number one contender to Fedor’s title.
Reasons for the postponed are not yet known, however, MMARated.com’s Ariel Helwani is speculating that with just little over a month to go that Affliction had possibly sold as little as 700 tickets for the Thomas & Mack, which can seat up to 19,522 spectators.
Reasons for the possible slow ticket sales could be due to the fact that locals in Las Vegas consider the UFC to essentially be a local sports team and perceive other promotions as outsiders. Also, a boxing match between Antonio Tarver and Chad Dawson is also scheduled to be held the same night on the strip.