We’re going back to 2009 at the Honda Center for Affliction: Day of Reckoning!
On January 24th, 2009 Affliction hosted its second fight after the renowned success of Affliction: Banned just seven months earlier. Once again the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA was packed full of fight fans eagerly waiting to see the best 171 lb+ fighters in the world. Fedor Emelianenko was set to return to the spotlight, headlining for the second time after previously choking out Tim Sylvia for the belt. This time, he would be matched up against the dangerous Andrei Arlovski who also fought at Affliction Banned where he dominated Ben Rothwell before getting a brutal KO in the third round. Emelianenko was always game for a tough opponent. But could the former UFC Champion Arlovski be the one to end his then 27-fight win streak?
But the card wasn’t done there! Josh Barnett would also make his return after his sick first-round knockout of Pedro Rizzo at Affliction Banned. We would also see Vitor Belfort match up against Matt Linland in a brawl between two huge UFC vets. Fans were not ready to miss what was about to go down! This was a night full of BIG stars looking to prove themselves on a groundbreaking night in 2009!
Catch the return of Affliction: Day of Reckoning, Friday; August 9th at 9/8c only on AXS TV!
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