Affliction Entertainment has been fighting off speculation regarding their third MMA event since the conclusion of “Day of Reckoning” this past January. Today, the popular mixed martial arts clothing company confirmed what had already been heavily-rumored.
On their official website, Affliction announced that their August 1st event, “Trilogy,” will in fact feature WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his crown against Josh Barnett inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
It is the only venue that Affliction has ever called home.
Emelianenko confirmed his participation in the show yesterday, however nothing is more official than having your boss announce the event with a prettied-up poster.
Similar to their previous two promotions, Affliction will televise all of the preliminary bouts for free on HDNet, however fans will have to pay for the good stuff beginning at 9PM EDT/6PMPDT.
As of now, here are the fighters Rumored to be competing inside the ring on August 1st:
Ben Rothwell vs. TBD
Mark Hominick vs. TBD
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. TBD
Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Gegard Mousassi vs. Vitor Belfort
Paul Buentello vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA Heavyweight Champion)