Although it has yet to be announced by the promotion, it appears that Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley at Affliction "Trilogy" on Aug. 1 is ready to go. Xtreme Couture, the camp that Hieron trains with, confirmed the bout on Friday via its official blog page and now has the bout listed on the home page of its web site. The bout was originally reported earlier this week by MMAPayout.com.
Hieron (17-4) enters the bout on a five-fight winning streak going back to his days with the International Fight League. It marks his second call to action for Affliction. He knocked out Jason High on Jan. 24's Day of Reckoning event.
Amassing a 9-2 record in his last 11 bouts, 21-8-2 overall, Daley's only losses have come to two of the Top 10 welterweight fighters in the world, Nick Thompson and Jake Shields. He enters the fight having won back-to-back bouts in March and April.
Affliction "Trilogy" is headlined by a bout pitting No. 1 ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko against No. 2 ranked Josh Barnett for the WAMMA title currently held by Emelianenko. Like Affliction's first two events, it will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card will be available via Showtime PPV with the undercard airing on HDNet.LINK