Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski Official

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Shoppe
10/10/08 4:32:38PM
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski On January Affliction Show

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.

Originally, it was announced that the January show would be a mixed boxing/MMA event.

Affliction's second pay-per-view show entitled "Day of Reckoning" was supposed to occur tomorrow but was cancelled last month after reported poor ticket sales at the Thomas & Center in Las Vegas. Atencio did mention that January's show will also be called "Day of Reckoning" and will be "more stacked" than its original offering.

Last week, Arlovski defeated Roy Nelson at EliteXC: Stand Heat while Emelianenko last fought in July on the first-ever Affliction show making quick work of former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.




Lets hope AA lasts longer than Sylvia...
Naturaldisaster
10/10/08 4:36:48PM
how many different main events are there gonna be for this show? I think thats rumored main event number 47648756
billycarnage
10/10/08 4:42:05PM
Well my hopes are up. As long as AA lands some good shots and maybe cuts him before he's finished, I'll be satisfied. I love watching Fedor dominate.
hotrodttt
10/10/08 4:46:17PM
Andrei most likely gets Subbed in the 1st Round with a Kimura
CantAndleDaRiddum
10/10/08 5:56:51PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Andrei most likely gets Subbed in the 1st Round with a Kimura



yeah i bet fedor brings in roy nelson to help him w/ his side mount
hotrodttt
10/10/08 5:58:28PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by hotrodttt

Andrei most likely gets Subbed in the 1st Round with a Kimura



yeah i bet fedor brings in roy nelson to help him w/ his side mount



I don't think so Fedor's perfected Side Control i.e. Hunt and Randleman
Amigop
10/10/08 6:43:37PM
I really wanna see arlovski KTFO fedor, but i just cant imagine fedor losing. its a diffcult concept to grasp. I think if AA can keep the fight standing he MIGHT be able to get a KO or more likley a SD. My final decision Is fedor by sub.
Sry AA
hotrodttt
10/10/08 6:50:17PM

Posted by Amigop

I really wanna see arlovski KTFO fedor, but i just cant imagine fedor losing. its a diffcult concept to grasp. I think if AA can keep the fight standing he MIGHT be able to get a KO or more likley a SD. My final decision Is fedor by sub.
Sry AA



Why would you want to see Fedor get Knocked out, he's never Talked Smack or done anything wrong is his Fighting Career and he's been Honorable and AA would get tagged of the Feet because Fedor is a better all around Stand Up Fighter. I doubt AA could have went 3 Rounds with the old Cro Cop without getting Knocked out
D0wnUnd6e6r
10/10/08 7:27:45PM
Fedor+sub=win
Naturaldisaster
10/10/08 7:33:47PM

Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by Amigop

I really wanna see arlovski KTFO fedor, but i just cant imagine fedor losing. its a diffcult concept to grasp. I think if AA can keep the fight standing he MIGHT be able to get a KO or more likley a SD. My final decision Is fedor by sub.
Sry AA



Why would you want to see Fedor get Knocked out, he's never Talked Smack or done anything wrong is his Fighting Career and he's been Honorable and AA would get tagged of the Feet because Fedor is a better all around Stand Up Fighter. I doubt AA could have went 3 Rounds with the old Cro Cop without getting Knocked out



I want AA to win. and I want him to win with an awesome KO (not because he's fightin fedor but because I love AA.)
But I think fedor will win by 1st round sub
Amigop
10/10/08 7:47:50PM

Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by Amigop

I really wanna see arlovski KTFO fedor, but i just cant imagine fedor losing. its a diffcult concept to grasp. I think if AA can keep the fight standing he MIGHT be able to get a KO or more likley a SD. My final decision Is fedor by sub.
Sry AA



Why would you want to see Fedor get Knocked out, he's never Talked Smack or done anything wrong is his Fighting Career and he's been Honorable and AA would get tagged of the Feet because Fedor is a better all around Stand Up Fighter. I doubt AA could have went 3 Rounds with the old Cro Cop without getting Knocked out



Because AA is a beast and a KO over fedor would be amazing for his career. And idk, cro cop and AA are great strikers but i just cant picture AA gettin Kicked in the dome
hotrodttt
10/10/08 8:13:49PM

Posted by Amigop


Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by Amigop

I really wanna see arlovski KTFO fedor, but i just cant imagine fedor losing. its a diffcult concept to grasp. I think if AA can keep the fight standing he MIGHT be able to get a KO or more likley a SD. My final decision Is fedor by sub.
Sry AA



Why would you want to see Fedor get Knocked out, he's never Talked Smack or done anything wrong is his Fighting Career and he's been Honorable and AA would get tagged of the Feet because Fedor is a better all around Stand Up Fighter. I doubt AA could have went 3 Rounds with the old Cro Cop without getting Knocked out



Because AA is a beast and a KO over fedor would be amazing for his career. And idk, cro cop and AA are great strikers but i just cant picture AA gettin Kicked in the dome



Yeah I'm sorry Dude I thought you just wanted AA to Knock Fedor out because you didin't like Fedor but you're just a Big AA Fan
Branwest
10/10/08 9:15:34PM
I'm glad that it isn't going to be an mma/boxing co-promotion event. Thank God!! Boxing would've took away from the number of mma fights we see on ppv. Boxing events usually take a long time, and although I like boxing, I prefer mma. I love Ozzy, have seen both him and Black Sabbath perform several times, but I could care less that he's going to perform. To me, that just takes times from the ppv when they could be showing a fight, though in between fights I guess it doesn't take much time. That is if Ozzy's still going to perform there.

I just can't picture Fedor losing, not to AA anyway. The only way AA would have a chance is to KO Fedor, which I definately don't see happening. I got Fedor by GnP TKO/ref stoppage. I'm glad this is happening though. I've wanted to see these 2 SAMBO guys fight for a long time.
postman
10/10/08 10:23:22PM
Its so cool to see these fights now The AA v Fedor , TIM v Nog, Tim v Fedor, Wandy v Chuck All these fights we have wanted to see for so long its really cool. Oh yeah Dan Henderson v Rich Franklin. Come on who didn't want to see that in like 04-05?
cmill21
10/10/08 10:48:38PM
Glad to see Fedor get another big fight. I could see Andrei winning. I really don't think he will since Fedor's stand up is so good he's getting the biggest words of endorsment I've ever heard from Hoost. I love Fedor for his ability and the fact that he is the most humble guy in the entire world. I don't ever want to see him lose because people will talk shit(Dana) and Fedor won't say anything back.
mkiv9secsupra
10/10/08 11:00:13PM
As much as i want AA to win Fedor is going to be too much in the clinch and on the ground. Fedor by sub after rocking AA ala Fedor vs Sylvia
SmileR
10/11/08 7:36:47AM
I'm just going to say it..... We're all thinking it.... Arlovski first round brutal KO.
Fedor can't duck him anymore!!!!
cowcatcher
10/11/08 8:08:30AM

Posted by SmileR

I'm just going to say it..... We're all thinking it.... Arlovski first round brutal KO.
Fedor can't duck him anymore!!!!



hilarious, i cant believe you of all people wrote that

seriously though, even if AA drops fedor, the guy has great awareness when hes been rocked(which hasnt been often) and always seems to pull the sub out of his ass(ie: hunt, randleman). its almost impossible for me to imagine him being KOed clean with one punch or even a flurry, so at this point i just cant see him losing, nor do i want to see that, hes just such a seemingly good guy that id hate to see him go down to anyone, even CC. fedor is an athlete that i think could fit the bill as a role model which everyone tries to pin on athletes from all sports. if my kid were to choose him as the guy he wants to emulate rather than most athletes or people in the public eye for that matter, i would be a very proud papa indeed. ok these nuts are getting sweaty from me hanging on so tight, time to let go.
SmileR
10/12/08 8:24:55AM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by SmileR

I'm just going to say it..... We're all thinking it.... Arlovski first round brutal KO.
Fedor can't duck him anymore!!!!



hilarious, i cant believe you of all people wrote that

seriously though, even if AA drops fedor, the guy has great awareness when hes been rocked(which hasnt been often) and always seems to pull the sub out of his ass(ie: hunt, randleman). its almost impossible for me to imagine him being KOed clean with one punch or even a flurry, so at this point i just cant see him losing, nor do i want to see that, hes just such a seemingly good guy that id hate to see him go down to anyone, even CC. fedor is an athlete that i think could fit the bill as a role model which everyone tries to pin on athletes from all sports. if my kid were to choose him as the guy he wants to emulate rather than most athletes or people in the public eye for that matter, i would be a very proud papa indeed. ok these nuts are getting sweaty from me hanging on so tight, time to let go.



You and your logic! I have blind faith in Arlovski that'll pull anyone through....right?
Seriously though Fedor is a beast and I think it'll be a war. Andrei's confidence is at a all time high and if anyone can dethrone Fedor is my man Andrei.
Heres hoping for a good fight regardless of the outcome...*Cough* Arlovski via domination*Cough*
Shoppe
10/12/08 8:44:56AM
I think a big wrestler with good sub defence has a better chance than Arlovski
Aether
10/12/08 11:31:15AM

Posted by Shoppe

I think a big wrestler with good sub defence has a better chance than Arlovski



Someone like Barnett. IMO Barnett and Nog are the ones with the best chance. I've said it a million times but Arlovski is probably the guy (of the HW contenders that is) with the least chance to pull it off because they're both sambo practitioners and I don't think Arlovski brings anything to the table stylistically that gives him an edge.

People say he has better hands but again I disagree. Boxing and MMA striking are totally different things. This is why I think combat sambo is the best possible discipline to transition to MMA and the reason Fedor is so far ahead of everyone. Combat Sambo is one of the only martial arts that balances striking, wrestling and submissions as opposed to focusing on just one of them. Fedor was practicing MMA before MMA was a sport. Combat Sambo and MMA are HIGHLY similar.

I'm willing to bet that Fedor's boxing is entirely different from his MMA/Sambo striking because he realizes they are different things and that, as a result, they need to be dealt with differently. I'm also willing to bet that his boxing is better than Andrei's but that it wouldn't become apparent unless they were in a boxing match as opposed to an MMA match.
Kracker_Jap
10/12/08 1:50:28PM
I have no real opinion on this fight when it comes to who will win.....

Hopefully one of these guys can live up to the hype and begin to earn me as a fan......

This fight should end up being a all out war that goes most of the distance, but I see it ending in the first or second rounds, Its about time the heavtweight division gives us a show, I don't want to look back and think that Lesnar was the best thing to happen in the heavyweight division in 09

Please Andrei and Fedor live up to the hype
bls1919
10/12/08 7:28:00PM
This has been a dream fight of mine for a long time. I hope AA can make it a war. Andrei has been one of my favorite fighters and to see him upset Fedor would be great. War "The Pitbull
Dastardly1
10/13/08 2:58:51PM
This fight is about 4-5 years over due,but I'm glad to see it. the results will be the same though....fedor wins and adds another big name to the resume' of the best heavyweight ever!
MMAFREAK89
11/24/08 6:58:47PM
This PPV in January will make up for UFC 93 and it's low average card that month.
BDON911
11/25/08 12:32:03PM
Fedor via anything
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