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Affliction Releases Fight Lineup for “Day of Reckoning”

(Video from Affliction’s press conference yesterday, courtesy of FightHype. If Tito is as natural doing color commentary as he was introducing Chris Horodecki, I think we’re all gonna be just fine.)

Affliction has announced the complete lineup for their "Day of Reckoning" event, which will go down January 24th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The five-fight undercard will be broadcast live on HDNet starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, while the six-fight pay-per-view broadcast will kick off at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. That means Affliction will try to jam five undercard fights into 90 minutes — wonderful if they can pull it off, but it’ll require some seriously airtight pacing and production, which isn’t something Affliction was known for in their last event. The finalized lineup is below…

PPV Card
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski
Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert Yvel
Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort
Renato Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Paul Buentello vs. Kiril Sidelnikov

HDNet Card
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Jay Hieron vs. Jason High
Mark Hominick vs. L.C. Davis
Antonio Duarte vs. Albert Rios
Brett Cooper vs. Patrick Speight


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tyler- December 18, 2008 at 11:22 pm
Hay "Dr.Says" Buentello fought for the UFC heavyweight championship on the main event of UFC 55. What's that say about the retards running the UFC. Aside from that the card looks great and Tito Ortiz is a huge upgrade as a commentator over Frank Trigg.
Imbecile- December 18, 2008 at 10:42 am
What is everyone so excited about in their praise of how wonderful this card is? There isn't a good match on this card other than the main event. I suppose Vitor vs. Lindland is decent, but it depends which Vitor and which Lindland show up.

And the Buentello vs. Sidelnikov is a joke. Looks like Vadim Finklestein strikes again. Everyone who blames Dana White for Fedor not being in the UFC should take note of this fight. This is the shit Finklestein tried to get the UFC to agree to. He was trying to force them to sign other Red Devil fighters like Sidelnikov, and force the UFC to put them on the main card. That is an absurd demand, and illustrates exactly where those negotiations fell apart. This fight should be nowhere near the main card, let alone even happening.
Dr.- December 18, 2008 at 10:36 am
@ justin:

Fucking exactly! Buentello on the main card over Lil' Nog/Janitor??? It's shit like this that makes the retards at Assfliction, seem like bigger retards.
greenseed- December 18, 2008 at 10:35 am
i think we should all buy this Affliction PPV and go to the pub for the UFCs just for the reason of trying to keep another big mma promoter alive... and no im not Tom Atencio... the UFC would survive low PPVs on a few events.. Affliction will not

The Janitor- December 18, 2008 at 10:07 am
Man they can spend $500,000 to get the Pitbull and Fedor but cant spend the $12.95 to get an extra chair on stage..I guess Tito just like to play musical chairs.
Ruger460- December 18, 2008 at 9:51 am
Is Chris Horodecki like 12yrs old?
bold- December 18, 2008 at 9:48 am
i hope they do well so that ufc will be forced to put on better shows
Hussdawg22- December 18, 2008 at 9:07 am
Hopefully this card holds together and i can get some cheap tickets :)
Old, Bald and Irish- December 18, 2008 at 7:36 am
Whoa, whoa...WHOA!

Where's Aleks Emelianenko on this lineup? Isin't that the deal that wherever Fedor fights, Aleks does too?

Geriatric Peon- December 18, 2008 at 7:33 am
I would agree with MMA fan but I don't think Sokoudjou will win. Sobral will live through the initial swarm and then when Soko gases Sobral will beat him like a rented mule.

In the "I wish" predictions. I wish Barnett would get beat into retirement but I am sure it won't happen.
squirrelnuts- December 18, 2008 at 7:30 am
Tito's head is fucking MASSIVE.
justin- December 18, 2008 at 7:29 am
Buentello vs. Sidelnikov on the main card and Nogueira vs. Matyushenko on the undercard - WTF? Yes, Buentello has UFC experience, but he wasn't exactly a fan favorite there. Sheesh - give the janitor and Lil' Nog some love...
MMA FAN- December 18, 2008 at 7:28 am
Amazing card!
my results:
PPV Card
Fedor Emelianenko
Josh Barnett
Vitor Belfort
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Dan Lauzon
Kiril Sidelnikov yeaaaah

HDNet Card
ladimir Matyushenko all the way
Duffman- December 18, 2008 at 7:26 am
tito can't read for shit
Bas Rutten- December 18, 2008 at 6:40 am
I cant wait to see how much the fighters get paid this time =D
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 6:32 am
sweet vitor name dropped stankie!