MMA Affliction steps it up once again!

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  1. ITR06

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    Exclusive: Affliction to broadcast entire "Banned" fight card

    by John Morgan and Dann Stupp on Jul 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm ET
    [​IMG]ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- In Saturday's upcoming battle of counter-programming with the UFC, Affliction has again raised the stakes with its debut "Banned" card.

    Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Saturday night's pay-per-view broadcast will run a full four hours and will feature eight bouts. Additionally, FSN will air three bouts, rather than the previously reported two fights.

    In other words, between FSN and PPV, the entire "Banned" fight card will be televised.

    Saturday's event features a headline bout between longtime PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight title-holder Tim Sylvia. Other notables such as Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, Ben Rothwell, Matt Lindland, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, Vitor Belfort and Aleksander Emelianenko have formed what many are calling the greatest fight card in MMA history.

    "Banned" was previously set to feature two fights on FSN and five fights on PPV. Four preliminary fights were expected to go un-televised.

    However, Atencio said that will not be the case.

    "Every fight except the three that are going to be on [FSN] will be on pay-per-view," Atencio said.

    "Affliction: Banned" takes place Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The FSN broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), and the PPV portion kicks off at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).

    The event goes head-to-head with UFC Fight Night 14, which airs the same night on Spike TV. Affliction faces some stiff competition. The UFC is putting one of its biggest stars and arguably the world's top pound-for-pound fighters on free basic cable television as UFC middleweight champion meets James Irvin in a non-title light-heavyweight bout. Brandon Vera, Hermes Franca, Frankie Edgar and other notables are also in action.

    Atencio has continually stated that he's "flattered" by the UFC's decision to counter-program and that it only proves that UFC President Dana White considers Affliction a legitimate threat.

    The full "Banned" card now includes:

    MAIN CARD (PPV)
    • Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
    • Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
    • Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo
    • Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead
    • Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Nascimento
    • Edwin Dewees vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    • J.J. Ambrose vs. Mike Pyle
    • Ray Lazama vs. Justin Levens (swing bout)
    PRELIMINARY CARD (FSN)
    • Paul Buentello vs. Aleksander Emelianenko
    • Vitor Belfort vs. Terry Martin
    • Mark Hominick vs. Savant Young
     
  2. ITR06

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    They are giving the fans what they want :bowdown:
    To bad the pay-per view buys are going to lack :wtc:
     
  3. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    1) wtf is FSN?

    2) I'd buy the PPV but I'm refinishing the hardwood in my living room tomorrow so the big screen will be out of commission :hs:
     
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    it will be on the fight network in canada
     
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    Damn this is a good card in for disappointment.
     
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    i can't believe this is the fucking weekend i have to go camping
     
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    As I said in the other thread this is going to be a great birthday weekend!
     
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    Fuuuuuck yes!
     
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    fuck me ... im so fucking pissed im gonna miss this
     
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    UFC needs to steal that idea and start showing the undercards for FREE on SpikeTV when they have PPV events. I mean, seriously, who pays $2/per fight on their website? :hsugh:
     
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    I'll be one of the like 2000 that bother to buy the PPV.
     
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    I'm buying the ppv. :hs:
     
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    in HD :cool:
     
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    Fucking Comcast doesnt have it in HD :mad:

    I want to count every pore on fedors face and lick the screen during is enterance in HD! :mad:
     
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    Ive bought every event in HD since they have allowed. Fuck i spend like $1500 a year on pay-per views
     
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    I hope WOW has it available in HD.
     
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    I dont think I have ever been as excited for a promotion to make it as I have been for Affliction.
     
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    There's a new So You Wanna Fight PPV on at 7 :bowdown:
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I don't get fight network any more :hs:
     
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    that sux man :sadwavey:
     
  25. Who cares, I"m watching Iron Ring replays.
     

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