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Affliction: Banned is co-promoted by Affliction Clothing and Adrenaline MMA. The main event will feature the last undefeated Pride FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko who is considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world against former 2-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia for the newly-created WAMMA heavyweight championship. The one hour undercard will be broadcast on the Fox Sports Network and the main fight card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.
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Fedor/Sylvia: Most people agree that this is #1 vs. #4. While the odds are grossly in Fedor’s favor, no one can deny that Tim could win – not too far fetched, he almost beat big Nog – and that’s exciting.
Barnett/Rizzo – While Barnett is widely regarded as top 10, he is not so good that his win is assured. He did not perform that well against CroCop and this IS a rematch where he lost the first, and that is exciting.
Rothwell/Arlovski – This fight will answer questions. Arlovski’s recent performances have been questionable, and we don’t know just how good Rothwell is. This will answer those questions, and that is exciting.
Whitehead/Babalu – while not a great fight, this is a solid addition. Neither fighter is clearly outmatched here.
It’s good to see Lindland in the ring again, though his opponent appears to be outmatched on paper.