A partnership between Affliction and Donald Trump has been
settled and their first event is already set for July 19th. The event
will be called "Affliction Banned" and it is scheduled to take place
in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center.
The main event will be headlining Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia, a bout many
mixed martial arts fans are dying to see. The former UFC heavyweight
champ will be one of the biggest tests for the Russian superstar who is ranked
#1 in the world for this weight class. Also on the card is the rematch
between Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett and Pedro "The
Rock" Rizzo. The first time these guy met was at UFC 30 and it was
Rizzo who took home the win when knocked Barnett out in the second round.
Matt "The Law" Lindland will be making his return after fighting and
losing to Fedor Emelianenko more than a year ago at a Bodogy event. The
former Olympic silver medalist will battling it out with Fabio
Nascimento. Former UFC fighters Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Mike
Whitehead will be confronting each other that same night as well.
The fight card is already taking shape for the first Affliction event and it is
looking really good already. Donald Trump is really excited about the
upcoming fights and the partnership he has going with Affliction.
Here’s what Mr. Trump had to say about his new relationship
with Affliction and the fastest growing sport of mixed martial arts:
“I have been a fan of professional sports since childhood, and I am
particularly impressed by the athleticism, courage, and strength of these
disciplined athletes…This particular sport resembles my business style of
being fast paced, strategic, and aggressive…remembering to never give up. I am
particularly excited to partner with Affliction and become a major player in
promotion of MMA; the youngest and fastest growing sport to emerge in the last