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Here at Affliction, we want to thank all of you for your support. Below is the URL and the Embed code for our new Affliction and M1-Global’s Trilogy MMA Event. Please post, blog, embed and email to all you contacts and ask them to do the same. To show our appreciation for those that help promote, we would like to ... Read More »

GEGARD MOUSASI’s California Dreaming

SEAL BEACH, California (July 7, 2009)— “All my focus is on Gegard Mousasi,” asserts current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-8-0) about his upcoming bout with the fast rising star. “He is a huge challenge for me. I look forward to stepping in there against a former Dream Middleweight Champion. This fight will be champion vs. champion.” Gegard ... Read More »

SOBRAL Prepares for Mousasi

SEAL BEACH, California (July 1, 2009)—Gegard Mousasi has declared his fight against Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, Renato “Babalu” Sobral an all-out war. “Sobral is so tough. When he comes, he comes to fight,” says Mousasi, as he trains for one of the biggest challenges of his career. Babalu Sobral ranks in the top ten of light heavyweights and has been ... Read More »

Affliction M-1 Global’s “Trilogy” loaded from top to bottom

SEAL BEACH, California (June 18, 2009) – Affliction M-1Global’s star-studded “Trilogy” is stacking-up as one of the all-time best shows from top to bottom in professional mixed martial arts fighting history. The marquee performer is Russian combat fighting legend Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, who defends his WAMMA heavyweight title against No. 1 contender Josh “The Babyfaced Assassin” Barnett, August ... Read More »

Josh “The Babyfaced Assassin” Barnett: All-American Superhero

SEAL BEACH, California (June 3, 2009)— With his chiseled jaw and Mr. Incredible looks, Josh “The Babyfaced Assassin” Barnett could be the leading man in a Hollywood film or a character straight out of the anime that he loves so much. He has a superhero frame—at 6’3”, 250 pounds, one can almost picture the “Babyfaced Assassin” wrapped in a cape, ... Read More »


DALLAS (February 25, 2009) – For true MMA fans, HDNet is THE place to be this March as the network kicks off a full schedule of new MMA events, featuring the first cable network television broadcast of the blockbuster “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” event. “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” was originally broadcast on pay-per-view and featured the long-awaited match-up between World ... Read More »

Affliction Day of Reckoning Notes

Fedor Emelianenko continued his mastery of former UFC heavyweight champions. With his first round knockout of Andrei Arlovski to go along with the July victory over Tim Sylvia, Emelianenko has now defeated former UFC champions in successive fights. Now, the question for Affliction Entertainment is who does Emelianenko fight next? And with two shows already complete, what are Affliction’s plans ... Read More »

Emelianenko takes out Arlovski in one!

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski Emelianenko defeated Arlovski by knockout at 3:14 of the first round. After winning the first few minutes of the fight, Arlovski had Fedor cornered. Arlovski then went for a jumping knee, but Fedor unloaded with an overhand right that caught Arlovski square on the chin and knocked him cold for the finish Josh Barnett vs. ... Read More »


Fedor Emelianenko 230- Andrei Arlovski 237 Josh Barnett 248 – Gilbert Yvel 240 Vitor Belfort 184 – Matt Lindland 186 Babalu Sobral 204- Thierry Sokoudjou 205.25 Dan Lauzon 155.5 – Bobby Green 155.5 Vladimir Matyushenko 204.5 – Antonio Nogueira 204.75 Jason High 170 – Jay Hieron 169.25 L.C. Davis 145.5 – Bao Quach 143.75 Albert Rios 145 – Antonio Duarte ... Read More »

1-Day Countdown to the Baddest Fight on the Planet: FEDOR vs. ARLOVSKI

Seal Beach, CA (January 23, 2009)—What happens when two of the most elite and lethal fighters enter the ring together? This Saturday, January 24th, fight fans will find out when they witness a dream matchup between reigning champion Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko and former heavyweight champ Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski. The dream takes life tomorrow night at the hottest ... Read More »

Affliction Predictions

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski (265 – for the WAMMA heavyweight title) The best heavyweight in the world takes on very possibly the second best heavyweight in the world. With all due respect to Brock Lesnar, Josh Barnett and Frank Mir, I would favor Arlovski over all of them. What Arlovski has more than anyone Emelianenko has faced in the ... Read More »

Arlovski prepares for the unbeatable

How do you prepare for a fight against someone that nobody thinks is beatable? For Andrei Arlovski, the answer is simple: treat him like anyother opponent. In just a few days, Arlovski will put that to the test as he takes on the widely recognized number one heavyweight in the world in Fedor Emelianenko. “First off, he’s a human,” Arlovski ... Read More »

Arlovski set to move into boxing following fight with Fedor

According to trainer Freddie Roach, Andrei Arlovski will move into boxing following his match-up with Fedor Emelianenko at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning PPV. Roach already knows who he wants Arlovski to face. “Andrei’s going into boxing after this,” said Roach. “After we knock out Fedor, I’d like for him to challenege for the heavyweight championship against (WBA heavyweight champion ... Read More »

In the Eye of the Hurricane: JOSH “The Baby Faced Assassin” BARNETT vs. GILBERT “The Hurricane” YVEL

Seal Beach, CA (January 22, 2009)— A storm is brewing for Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning” as fighters Josh “The Baby Faced Assassin” Barnett (23-5) and Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel (35-12) prepare to meet in the ring for heavyweight Armageddon this Saturday, January 24th at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Barnett, with his chiseled jaw and Mr. Incredible looks will ... Read More »


DALLAS (January 22, 2009) HDNet Fights today announced their Mixed Martial Arts broadcast schedule for this Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24, airing on HDNet. The full schedule features the television debut of “Affliction: Banned” and the exclusive broadcast of the five fight under card for the “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” event. HDNet will kick off two days of ... Read More »

A Battle for Middle Earth: Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland

Seal Beach, CA (January 21, 2009)—The battle lines are drawn between Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Matt “The Law” Lindland, who will clash in a middleweight bout for guts and glory at the January 24th Affliction M1 “Day of Reckoning” show. The middleweight matchup is a perfect fit, and pits the dangerous hands of Belfort against the solid wrestling moves ... Read More »


Andrei Arlovski talks about his showdown with Fedor Emellienenko that will take place this Saturday night at Affliction Day of Reckoning click-to-listen-to-andrei-arlovski Read More »


Tim “The Maniac” Sylvia discusses Affliction Day of Reckoning and his future plans click-to-listen-to-tim-sylvia PS Diary. The Evening Standard (London, England) December 9, 2003 12 December FOR those who want to give their Christmas canapes a special twist or are yearning to be more adventurous with their wines, the new Christmas Party Ideas one-day course at Leiths School of Food ... Read More »


World class boxing trainer, Freddie Roach discusses his input into the training of Anfrei Arlovski as he takes on Fedor Emalienko this Saturday night at Affliction Day of Reckoning click-to-listen-to-freddie-roach Read More »

AUDIO: PAUL BUENTELLO Gary Herman talks to Paul Buentello as he gets ready for his big fight against Kirill Sidelnikov this Saturday night at Affliction Day of Reckoning click-to-listen-to-paul-buentello Read More »

Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Oscar De La Hoya, Tito Ortiz, Tom Atencio and the Rest of the AFFLICTION M-1 “DAY OF RECKONING” Fighters Gather in Hollywood on Wednesday for Final Press Conference

Los Angeles, CA (Jan 21, 2009) – MMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight championship Andrei Arlovski, along with Affliction Entertainment, M-1 Global and Golden Boy Promotions gathered at the House of Blues today in Hollywood, Calif., for the final press conference and spoke about THIS SATURDAY’s Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning” pay-per-view event. QUOTES Fedor: Thanks to ... Read More »

Hungry Like a Wolf: Babalu vs. Sokoudjou

Seal Beach, CA (January 20, 2009)—There is only one meaningful question to ask about the upcoming fight between Babalu and Sokoudjou: will it be won by strikes or submission? Renato “Babalu” Sobral (31-7) and Rameau “The African Assassin” Sokoudjou (5-3) will meet on January 24th at Affliction M1 “Day of Reckoning” at Honda Center in Anaheim to engage in battle ... Read More »

Fedor Emelianenko, Oscar De La Hoya, Tito Ortiz, Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. and Tom Atencio in New York City on Tuesday for AFFLICTION M-1 “DAY OF RECKONING” Press Conference

W YORK (Jan 20, 2009) – On Tuesday, feared MMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, along with Affliction Entertainment, M-1 Global, Golden Boy Promotions and The Trump Organization gathered at Trump Towers in New York to host a press conference in anticipation of THIS SATURDAY’s Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning” PPV event. Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Tito Ortiz, Oscar De ... Read More »

TONIGHT! Fox Sports Net premieres ” Fedor: Baddest Man on the Planet” in anticipation of Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning”

Despite being the undisputed number one heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist(MMA) in the world, Fedor Emelianenko is largely a mystery to even his most devout fans.While those who follow the sport of MMA are very familiar with the former PRIDE heavyweight champion’s work inside the ring, very little about the man behind the fighter has been brought to the public’s attention. ... Read More »

FEDOR’S FIGHTS A Look Back at the Heavyweight Champion’s History and Accomplishments In and Out of the Ring

Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko is considered the all-time ultimate mixed martial artist ever in the history of the sport and one who has redefined the genre of competitive fighting. His dominance over his opponents, coupled with the mystery that surrounds him, leaves audiences always curious and captivated. Fedor is set to defend his WAMMA heavyweight title against Andrei “The ... Read More »


If it were up to Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski, he would fight Fedor tomorrow. Arlovski, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion, is set to battle current WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, at Affliction M-1 “Day Of Reckoning” on Saturday, January 24 at Honda Center and live on Pay-Per-View. The Belarus native, who normally resides in Chicago, chose to ... Read More »


Growing curiosity surrounds the whereabouts of current MMA megastar and WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, who is set to face the fierce Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski at the fast approaching Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning.” Widely considered the greatest heavyweight mixed martial artist in the history of the sport, Fedor has always had an air of mystery ... Read More »


Tom Atencio, Affliction: I look forward to this event. I think the two gentlemen that are on the line are great and it’s going to be an incredible night for both of them, Josh Barnett versus Gilbert Yvel and Matt Lindland versus Vitor Belfort, two phenomenal fights. Michael Cohen, The Trump Organization: Let me begin by thanking everyone for participating ... Read More »