View Full Version : Affliction: Banned card officially announced

Virgil Caine
05-15-2008, 01:53 AM
Affliction just announced today that Andre Arlovski and Ben Rothwell will fight each other at Affliction: Banned on July 19.

The “Banned” fight card will be the first show promoted by Affliction and has one of the best fight cards of the year. Both Rothwell and Arlovski are under contract with Adrenaline MMA but are fighting with permission on the Affliction card. Since the inaugural Adrenaline event is just a month earlier, both fighters will not be available for the Adrenaline show. The Adrenaline website does say both fighters are still scheduled to compete on the second Adrenaline fight card on September 6.

Here is the current fight card for the Affliction: Banned event:

Fedor Emelianenko vs Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs Pedro Rizzo
Ben Rothwell vs Andre Arlovski
Aleksander Emelianenko vs Paul Buentello
Matt Lindland vs Fabio Negao
Renato Sobral vs Mike Whitehead
Savant Young vs Mark Hominick
Brett Cooper vs Mike Pyle
Ray Lamaza vs Justin Levens
JJ Ambrose vs Patrick Speight

Well well well, Good working name so far, and i have to say its shaping up to be the best selection of HW contests we may have ever seen.
Also major rumours that bands such as Korn, Megadeth and The 69 Eyes will be playing live at the event, making for a festival of everything hard, well minus Hugh Heffner being there it seems that way. Although how is a Woodstock style of show going to work?
Do we get a stage at the end with plenty of room for a mosh pit? . Or will the bands haul equipement into cage and play from there? .
This could just highlight the massive platform in which modern MMA now stands on, it could well move things on to the point where the UFC needs to stand up and try something new , BUT, if its not broken why fix it ?? I think only time will answer that one.

More soon so watch this space


From mmahq.com

Virgil Caine
05-15-2008, 01:58 AM
Damn, 10 ****ing fights and likely more to come.

05-15-2008, 02:06 AM
Wow that card looks pretty damn sick, is Lindland back to 185?

Virgil Caine
05-15-2008, 02:34 AM
I'm not sure about what weight this fight's at but he was trying to fight MW in the UFC before and they turned him down.

05-15-2008, 02:46 AM
why the hell did UFC turn him down?? He's old but i'm sure hes got something left still

05-15-2008, 03:05 AM
he's boring :lol1: jk, man wonder how much they will lose on this card paying the fighters an the bands.
2 make money they'll probably have 2 charge a hell of a lot for tickets and the ppv.

05-15-2008, 06:34 AM
I bet dana is green with envy. UFC have NEVER put on a card as good as this. Ever.

05-15-2008, 11:10 AM
WOW- Omg thats a stacked stacked card! Affliction is takin over this *****! lol honestly if fedor losses, the entire org. is gonna fold

05-17-2008, 03:04 AM
Can't believe they let (UFC) Arlowski go.

05-17-2008, 02:09 PM
UFC is full of a bunch of cunts. Dana White has no business without some of these fighters who he decides to cut due to a lack of knowledge.

05-17-2008, 04:10 PM
this looks like one of the best fight cards ive seen yet.....if i lived anywhere near california, or had the money i would definetly be going to see this live. cant wait to watch it on tv/ppv.