Friday, May 09, 2008

AFFLICTION MMA PROMOTION NOW OFFICIAL

Tom Attencio, a vice president at Affliction Clothing, on Friday officially confirmed the company’s new mixed martial arts promotion. He made the announcement on a preview of Friday night’s edition of HDNet’s Inside MMA program, which is currently available for public viewing on YouTube.com.

Fights between Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia, as well as Josh Barnett and Pedro Rizzo, have already been confirmed by the fighters and/or their camps for the July 19 event.

Matt Lindland also recently confirmed that he would be fighting on the event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Attencio noted on Inside MMA that Lindland’s opponent would be the previously speculated Fabio Negao.

He also announced the participation of Ben Rothwell, Mike Whitehead and Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Although Attencio did not mention the match-up, the Xtreme Couture web site lists Whitehead – an Xtreme Couture fighter – as facing Sobral at the Affliction event.

The full episode of Inside MMA airs Friday night on HDNet’s television network at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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VP of Affliction Clothing Tom Atencio confirmed that the event, "Affliction: Banned," takes place July 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The show's main card will air live on pay per view

"I think we have one of the biggest cards ever," Atencio said.

There have been rumors the preliminary card might air on HDNet. However, HDNet officials have been tight-lipped, and Atencio said "we're still in negotiations" for anything beyond on the PPV card.

AND NOW .....THE VIDEO OF PROOF

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