Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fedor Emelianenko vs Andrei Arlovski Set For October 11


Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports has the scoop.

Fedor Emelianenko will defend his newly won World Association of Mixed Martial Arts heavyweight championship belt on Oct. 11 against Andrei Arlovski in the UFC’s backyard.

Affliction’s second MMA promotion will be at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus, in the shadow of the UFC’s corporate offices, according to a venue official.

Affliction made its promotional debut last Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., with Emelianenko submitting ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in just 36seconds.


This is some amazing news and a fight I've been wanting to see for a long time. Sambo vs. Sambo!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

pure eastern european warfare !!!!!
great stuff !!!!

Anonymous said...

Great. In Dana White's 'hood. That'll be a nice gesture. Great to see the forward momentum. Fedor will of course hurt Arlovski. Sylvia took Arlovski's title, and Fedor beat him in 36 seconds. Still, this is a good matchup and exciting to see.
Wow.

Anonymous said...

well i think couture would be a better opponent and let me explain why. couture is old, he is not exceptionally strong or quick but he is capable of creating a great game plan, just like fedor. both are really smart fighters that study very well their opponents. all odds go to fedor but couture would have a chance. now aa just started on great chape, looking good and fit, looking dominant agaisnt an ok opponent (i guess i dont know who that giant is i confess). a fight is a fight but come on, fedor is inhuman, poor aa man, i would love to see him agaisnt barnet first or some new hw guy, affiction needs to get some new blood in there to feed those beasts, i mean no bums, but good fighters that want a chance. dude fedor gonna kill aa i am afraid.

mcj said...

I'd prefer Couture vs. Fedor because no one wants to fight the undisputed champ more. Although Barnett--more than AA or Randy--poses the greatest threat to Fedor.

Curtis said...

I would much rather have seen Josh Barnett, or even Josh Barnett vs. Arlovski. None the less, this should be a quick sweet fight.

Anonymous said...

Fedor VS Arlovski:

Fedor will destroy Arlovski. As much as i would like to say that Arlovski is a good fighter, he struggled during his fight against big ben, and big ben sucks...He cant match the speed of Fedor..

Anonymous said...

FEDOR will utterly destroy arlovski...

Wont be as fast as tim, but im pretty sure first round..

Anonymous said...

Barnett should have been first. I wonder why he hasn't got a shot against fedor yet.

Anonymous said...

They're giving it to AA first, since he has basically zero chance of beating Fedor. The big money fight is still Fedor/Couture, and putting Fedor against Barnett could get in the way of that if Josh got the win - and he could realistically win a decision over Fedor. Not likely, but possible.

Anonymous said...

Another reason Fedor will be fighting AA is because AA is a former UFC Heavyweight champion (like Nogueria and Sylvia and I forgot all who else). This further established Fedor as the Champion that he is (one who can tear apart former champions). Wise move for Affliction, while Randy gets his legal stuff all worked out for a future Fedor fight.

R.KEEGAN said...

Anyone who thinks Arlovski cant beat Fedor because Fedor beat Silvia and Silvia beat Arlovski knows very little about fighting.
Fedor may very well beat/destroy Arlovski but if you have ever been in a real mma fight then you would know anyone can lose a fight,even Fedor.Its true Fedor is one of the best fighters walking the earth but all it takes is one punch on the chin and your going to sleep,no matter who you are.
Its funny to read all this crap from guys who think watching mma on TV makes them know what it takes to win or lose a fight.
If you guys are so sure of yourselves why not train fighters? Why are you not fighting?
Why not let it ride?
I will tell you because its a matter of fact that any fighter on this level can win and its a matter of fact that you really dont know sh!t.If im wrong stop by Elite mma or team quest in So Cal and i prove it.

Anonymous said...

Everbody should know that ANYTHING can happen in MMA. Fedor knows this as well and takes his game plans and fighting very seriously. Look at Fedor's loss. The guy was punching him and grazed him with a slicing elbow, and resulted in his loss. So, good point. Anything can happen. We are looking at reasonable probability. Fedor's record is not a lucky streak, folks. He didn't get lucky with Sylvia, he saw an opening and performed a slaying faster than the commentators could commentate and the spectators could spectate.

Anonymous said...

Now this is a much better match for fedor. I think Arlovski has a much better chance of beating Fedor than Randy does. Tim was a really BAD match-up for fedor. Why people were so surprised that fight went bye bye within the first minute is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

I think that Arlovski sees Affliction as the beginning of a new era for him. The fight might last longer than Sylvia's.

Anonymous said...

r.keegan
what are you? A poodle with an umbrella?
Arlovsky is great, much more dimensional than Sylvia(won 1/3 against him, but almost got 2/3), Still is no match for Fedor. Neither is Barnett, Barnett cannot take a punch, look at him against Crocop. Barnett would be tko in 1 minute. Offcourse they just want to have fedor win (against very muscular x ufc champion) and gain popularity. But what is wrong with that? He deserves it. Arlovsky is number 4 in the world.
1 fedor
2 Nogueria
3 Barnett
4 Arlovsky
5 Werdum
6 Couture (who has not fought in ages + lost to Barnett + only beated Sylvia to a decision + is just over hyped + never was any good)
Barnett should deserve it first, but it would not look as good, because he does not look as strong + Arlovsky is more popular in the states.
Couture needs to beat Barnett or Nogueria ... to deserve a shot against Fedor

Anonymous said...

Arlovski is the only heavyweight that has a chance of beating and possibly knocking out Fedor. Arlovski has great takedown defense and dont forget he is a skilled sambo fighter, mosy likely not Fedors caliber but he wont get wooped on the ground. Arlovski has been training for Freddy Roach his last few fights, and thats why he has been finishing by kos his last 5 fights. If you dont know who Freddy Roach is , he is just one of the top 3 trainers in the boxing world. He trains only the best like Paqiowwww. Fedor better come in shape and not take his fellow brother lightly. I think it will be an exciting fight and most likely a KO. F ur couch.

Anonymous said...

Dude give me a break !! I can't believe how many people claim to know what's going on in the MMA world today and yet they submit posts claiming Fedor would lose. You toilet patties just think because someone was a UFC heavyweight champ they must be the best? LOL this world is full of sheep... Bah ah ah Bah ah ah Bah ah ah. Keep spanking these cupcakes Fedor you kick ass bro !!