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Exclusive: Fedor Extends Deal With Affliction, Not Set For New Years

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Forced out of a WAMMA Heavyweight title fight with Andrei Arlovski that was set for Affliction: Day Of Reckoning on Octocter 11th due to a hand injury, Champion Fedor Emelianenko has had his sights set on a New Year’s Eve fight in Japan against an unnamed opponent followed up by a date with the winner of the WAMMA heavyweight elimination bout on the October 11th card between Arlovski and Josh Barnett.

Tom Atencio, Vice President of Affliction, told MMANews.com this week that the company has just extended their current contract with Fedor and will look to have the WAMMA Heavyweight Championship fight in January or February when they intend on holding their 3rd show.

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Post #1   8/29/08 11:24:30PM   

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Fedor is very loyal to the Japanese.....and rightfully so. The fans over there are very different than those inside the US. I actually think it's wise to put another event on in between his defenses so that the US fans can get some more variety on the cards. Now if Affliction could add the Tito v Babalu fight on the card to make up for it I would say job well done!

Post #2   8/29/08 11:57:13PM   

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yeah i really want to see the Tito Vs. Babalu fight. Babalu's standup has improved greatly, i think that no matter where that fight, standing up or on the ground, is Tito is in trouble.

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Post #3   8/30/08 10:03:45AM