MMA Goodridge to Replace Emelianenko

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  1. ilduce

    ilduce New Member

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    Friday, July 18, 2008
    by Greg Savage ([email protected]) (Photos by Dave Mandel)

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Don’t let the headline scare you. It’s not that Emelianenko.

    The main event for Affliction’s debut Saturday, pitting former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) (27-1-0) against former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (Pictures) (26-5-0), is set.

    However, Aleksander Emelianenko (Pictures) was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Commission, thus forcing him out of his bout with Paul Buentello (Pictures).

    Promoter Roy Englebrecht echoed the statement of CSAC representative Bill Douglas at Friday’s weigh-ins, saying that Emelianenko “did not meet his licensing requirements.”

    CSAC Executive Officer Armando Garcia told Sherdog.com that he has approved Gary Goodridge (Pictures) as a replacement for the Russian against Buentello. Englebrecht said Goodridge was already in California, licensed and expecting to fight in San Diego this weekend on a card that was cancelled.

    Justin Levens (Pictures) missed the 187-pound catch-weight for his fight with Ray Lazama, but the CSAC approved the bout. Part of Levens’ purse will go to Lazama.

    Full card:

    Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) (230) vs. Tim Sylvia (Pictures) (263)
    Andrei Arlovski (Pictures) (241) vs. Ben Rothwell (Pictures) (264)
    Josh Barnett (Pictures) (256) vs. Pedro Rizzo (Pictures) (242)
    Renato Sobral (Pictures) (201) vs. Mike Whitehead (Pictures) (206)
    Matt Lindland (Pictures) (185) vs. Fabio Negao (Pictures) (185)
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Pictures) (205) vs. Edwin Dewees (Pictures) (205)
    Mike Pyle (Pictures) (171) vs. JJ Ambrose (Pictures) (171)
    Justin Levens (Pictures) (189) vs. Ray Lazama (186)
    Gary Goodridge (Pictures) vs. Paul Buentello (Pictures)
    Vitor Belfort (Pictures) (185) vs. Terry Martin (Pictures) (185.5)
    Mark Hominick (Pictures) (144) vs. Trenell Young (Pictures) (Pictures) (145)
     
  2. Nick Gerz

    Nick Gerz OT Supporter

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    Don’t let the headline scare you. It’s not that Emelianenko
     
  3. TQ

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    Fucking bummer :hs:
     
  4. konrad109

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    whew, that headline scared me.

    Goodridge vs Buentello doesn't sound like a bad fight.
     
  5. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    i thought it was that Emelianenko...





    ok, i didnt because i already heard, but its good that they found a fill in instead of canceling it.
     
  6. alkalinesolo

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    :werd: I think it will be a better fight than Aleks vs Buentello


    More evenly matched anyway :hs:
     
  7. Khaaz

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    holy fuck dont scare me like that
     
  8. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    lol I'm glad I read the other thread first
     
  9. roose

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    Buentello went from a guaranteed loss to a guaranteed win.

    Lucky guy.
     
  10. The Ripper

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    same here I nearly crapped my pants I thought that fedor was the one that pulled out. The first thing I thought was damn that michael bisping. Talk about shock value.
     
  11. apman0000

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    i was thinking bait and switch and wow this org is bullshit until i saw which emelianenko
     

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