August 1st, 2009

Dana White confirmed that Canada’s Mark Hominick will be returning to the WEC during Friday’s media call.  Hominick was to face Deividas Taurosevicius at Affliction III prior to its cancellation.  Now, that same bout will be on the WEC 43 card September 2 in Youngston, Ohio. The Canadian fighter previously fought twice at Featherweight for […]

July 31st, 2009

The UFC is welcoming Vitor Belfort back to the Octagon!  On a media call today, the UFC announced that Vitor Belfort would replace Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 103. Belfort was scheduled to face Jorge Santiago at Affliction III on August 1 and then agreed to fight Fedor Emelianenko in the main […]

July 29th, 2009

Fedor Emelianenko reiterated at his July 29 press conference that he will not fight for UFC unless they co-promote with M-1 Global.  This is contrary to Los Angeles Times reports that Fedor would be signed by the UFC by Friday, July 31. Top MMA News participated on the M-1 Fedor Emelianenko media call where it […]

July 29th, 2009

Another Affliction fight has found a home on another promotion. Strikeforce recently announced that Babalu vs Gegard Mousasi would move to their August 15th show, now comes word that the Affliction Heavyweight bout between Chase Gormley and Ben Rothwell has been moved to the UFC 104 card. Sherdog claims that while contracts have not been […]

July 28th, 2009

The Fight Network has put together this great piece on the rise and fall of Affliction Entertainment. 

July 27th, 2009

The highly-anticipated showdown between Renato “Babalu” Sobral (35-8) and Gegard Mousasi (25-2-1), which was suddenly cancelled by its original promoter last week, has been revitalized and will be contested with Sobral’s Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Championship on the line at San Jose, California’s HP Pavilion on Saturday, August 15. The title bout will […]

July 24th, 2009

On the heels of Josh Barnett’s failed drug test, Affliction Vice-President Tom Atencio has pulled the plug on the upcoming Affliction Trilogy card.  In a news release, Atencio states that “Finding an opponent for the number one-ranked MMA heavyweight champion in such a short period of time was a huge endeavor, and I’m thrilled at […]

July 22nd, 2009 is reporting that the Fedor Emelianenko vs Josh Barnett Heavyweight fight at Affliction III is in doubt.  The report alleges that Josh Barnett took a pre-fight drug test three weeks ago and tested positive for an undisclosed substance.  Barnett has previously tested positive for anabolic steroids in 2002 while he was the UFC Heavyweight […]

June 30th, 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 […]

June 15th, 2009

Jens Pulver was correct when he stated that Tim Sylvia was “risking a lot” by fighting Ray Mercer in an interview recorded prior to the Sylvia/Mercer fight.  Now has learned that Tom Atencio has pulled Sylvia off of the Affliction III card due to Sylvia being knocked out by Mercer in 9 seconds.  Sylvia […]

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