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Affliction “Day of Reckoning” to Las Vegas on Oct. 11

September 7, 2008 by  

Affliction “Day of Reckoning” will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Coming off the success of its inaugural fight card, “Affliction Banned,” Roy Englebrecht Events in association with Affliction Entertainment is pleased to announce Affliction “Day of Reckoning” featuring heavyweights Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett.

Tickets for Affliction “Day of Reckoning” are available online at www.unlvtickets.com or by calling 702.739.FANS. Ticket prices range from $75 to $500. Arlovski vs. Barnett is available live on cable and satellite payper-view and closed circuit television.

“We are extremely pleased to be hosting our second Affliction Entertainment MMA fight card in Las Vegas, a city with a history of the best fights in the world,” said Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment. “We delivered a high caliber show our first time out and this one will follow suit. We are also pleased that Roy Englebrecht Events will promote the event in Las Vegas continuing our successful relationship from California and our first event, and that we will be teaming with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and the Thomas & Mack Center to bring the fans another great Affliction event.”

“We are so excited to be working with the Affliction team. Our venue has been home to many great firsts,” said Daren Libonati, facility director of the Thomas & Mack Center. “The Affliction MMA Brand will soon become a part of this world-class list of events held with us at the TMC.”

The Oct. 11 card will feature 10 bouts, showcasing Affliction heavyweights Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski vs. former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett. Arlovski and Barnett both participated in “Affliction Banned” held at the Honda Center July 19 in Anaheim, Cal. Competing in separate bouts, both fighters registered impressive wins over Ben Rothwell and Pedro Rizzo respectively, and will now face each other which could possibly set up a future showdown for the winner with Fedor Emelianenko, the recognized undisputed heavyweight champion of the sport. Both fighters are excited to be a part of Affliction “Day of Reckoning.”

“I am looking forward to a very exciting fight with Josh Barnett on the Oct. 11 Affliction show,” said Arlovski. “I was extremely pleased with my last performance and looking forward to giving fans another great fight.”

“Andrei is a very talented fighter with a lot of skill and heart,” said Barnett. “But fighting in Las Vegas in front of the most knowledgeable MMA fan base in the country will be a great motivator for me to train hard and give him the challenge of his career.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to see Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett face off for the right to take on Fedor for the WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship,” said WAMMA CEO Dave Szady. “In the spirit of crowning undisputed champions, we couldn’t be happier than to have two of the fighters who arguably deserve a shot at Fedor fighting it out for the chance to take on the champ.”

Other fighters stepping into the ring that evening will include Matt Lindland, a native of Oregon City, Oregon, fighting against former UFC champ Vitor Belfort; International Fight League light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko taking on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira; and Las Vegas native Roy “Big Country” Nelson taking on Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello.

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