A heavyweight showdown between Jesse Gibbs and Rob Broughton has been added to the undercard of the third Affliction event, “Trilogy”.
M-1global.com was able to recently confirm the news of the bout through M-1 officials.
Affliction III: Trilogy is set to take place in Anaheim, California on August 1 and will air live on pay-per-view.
The bout between Gibbs and Broughton will be part of the undercard portion of the card.
Gibbs has fought most of his career under the M-1 banner with his only two losses coming to the Aleksander Emelianenko and the always dangerous but seldom talked about Alexey Oleinik. Broughton has put together two consecutive wins at M-1 Challenge following a submission loss to Ricco Rodriguez in October of 2008.
A full list of the bouts expected for the card are listed below:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett
Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello
Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Jorge Santiago vs. Vitor Belfort
Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley
Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Deividas Taurosevicius vs. Brett Cooper