Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski is Official


Props to MMA Rated for breaking the story.

MMARated.com has learned that WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will face Andrei Arlovski at the upcoming Affliction show tentatively scheduled for January 24th in Anaheim, Calif.

Affliction Entertainment VP Tom Atencio confirmed the news with us earlier today.

Atencio also said that the promotion will officially announce the date, location and main fights on the card sometime next week and that it will be an MMA-only card but still co-promoted with Golden Boy Promotions.

"We sat down with them and couldn't come up with a main event boxing match that everyone wanted," Atenco said.


Some great news for sure. With the way Arlovski has been fighting lately, this will surely be one of the toughest tests for Emelianenko to date. Arlovski may be the only heavyweight in the world that can match Fedor's speed. It should be a great fight and a dream match for fans that have followed both fighter's careers.

15 comments:

G-Off said...

So no sambo vs. judo freak show on new year's eve?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, on paper it looks great, but Fedor will probably destroy him just like he did everyone else.

I'd love to watch!

Anonymous said...

Should be a very nice fight, best of luck to both of these great fighter.

Anonymous said...

Probably armbar and it's all over. Arlovski has chances in the standup though he won't be standing long.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, I wasnt too impressed with Arlovski on the ground in his last fight. I really think Fedor will be able to throw him and then ground and pound or arm bar him. Not the most original prediction, by a long shot, but hey, ya stick with what works.

If arlovski can keep his distance with the jab it might go to decision btu i still see fedor winning

tylr said...

I'm just not that impressed by Arlovski. He's only just started to get back his confidence and destructive power and I don't know if he is ready for Fedor.
Then again, Silvia definitely wasn't, and I was still excited for that match. I just like watching Fedor destroy people.
However, part of me always roots for the underdog, so good luck Arlovski!

Anonymous said...

simple
when ya fight fedor,you lose
but hey good luck dumb ass!!!!
kaskiw 79

Anonymous said...

I hope the UFC doesnt have plan another last minute event on the same day as this Affliction event. Dana white is ruining this sport by trying to tightly control all its fighters with exclusive contracts(ie Couture) and killing all competition. I hope Fedor never comes to the UFC. They pay their fighters shit compared to other promotions.

Anonymous said...

While I can appreciate Arlovski's speed, I don't see any heavyweight that can match Lesnar's speed (and the power to go with it). With more experience, do you think he could be a match for Fedor?

Anonymous said...

nah. Brock has power but sucks on his submissions. Against a guy like Fedor or Nogueira, he'd lose, even with three more years of experience.

Anonymous said...

lesnar is huge, if he can get the technique then he will be able to rip peoples arms into submissions which alot of other fighters cannot do...he will never be as good at submissions as nogeira, but not many people are

in my opinion, if he can master submission defence, then his wrestling (and im assuming ground and pound too, just by looking at how huge his hands are) should make him a serious threat to anyone on the ground

Anonymous said...

Gimmie a break! Where does all of this Arlovski respect come from? Did no one see his performance at the last elitexc show, yeah he stopped the guy but it took him two rounds and he never really looked great. He should have done to that farmer what Fedor did to Tim. This fight won't even be close, Fedor is gonna walk right through him.

Anderson Silva for President of the world!!!

Temper said...

Are you kidding me?! Any fan of MMA should know ANY fight can go ANY way. Andrei Arlovski isnt sum "filler fighter" like the guy that upset the extremley overrated Kimbo Slice,Arlovski is a top contender In the Heavyweight divison. Yes Fedor is good...really good,but hes not Unbeatable. Sooner or later every dominate fighter looses their prime. I atcually see Arlovski pulling off the upset. Both are great though.

(Off topic) Rampage is gunna beat wanderlei this time around,sry wandy

Anonymous said...

I have been watching Fedor since the early days of Pride. He has been one of my favorite fighters and by far the most exciting. I do agree with the fact that in a fight any man can lose but I think he still has plenty of years left in him before a REAL loss hit his record. Fedor has to be the most powerful, aggressive and technical fighter for a guy his size that I have ever seen fight. He has tremendous respect for the sport, he is not a smart ass punk like most fighters in the sport today, he is all business. The man shows very little emotion before and after his fights. He gets in the ring, kicks ass and thats about it. He rocks !!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha there ya go Arlovski fans !! Now Fedor just just needs to shut all you donkeys up who think Brock the "Meathead" Lesner has a chance as well. Fedor owns all at this point and time. He deserves all the credit as the #1 fighter in the world. Look at his record and research his history before you Fedor haters start talking your trash. As of now there is nobody in MMA who has a chance. Now it looks like Josh the Baby Face Muffin Top will be next. Just keep brining on the easy wins for Fedor as this is becoming a joke. Until they can find Fedor an equal competitor this will continue to be a sport in which Fedor owns !! Everyone is so brainwashed with Dana the "Donkey" White trying to control the sport with these locked in contracts in which the average idiot thinks that because you are the UFC champion you must be the best. Dana I laugh at you!! You wont ever get Fedor to fight for you, he is not a puppet like the rest of your crew you wanna be Don King. He's not gonna sign your contract "Donkey". Fedor makes the UFC look like a preschool in the world of REAL fighters. Good job Fedor keep it up, stay real and keep knocking these morons out !! You rock bro and true MMA fans know it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!