Afflictions second show is finally here, we’ll bring you the full Day of Reckoning results and play by play. Despite claims to the contrary ticket sales for this event appear to be going strong and are parallel to that of their first show. Here is the fight card as it stands three days out from the event. Affliction 2 looks like one of the best cards of 2009.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski
Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert Yvel
Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort
Renato Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Paul Buentello vs. Kiril Sidelnikov
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Jay Hieron vs. Jason High
Mark Hominick vs. LC Davis
Albert Rios vs. Antonio Duarte
Brett Cooper vs. Patrick Speight
Fedor the best heavyweight in the world
When Randy Couture faced Brock Lesnar at UFC 91, it was billed as the biggest match-up in MMA history. Some claimed that the winner would become the number one heavyweight in the world. A lot of the time in a big match up like this the losers often consoles himself by claiming that his opponent is the best in the world. I’m glad Randy Couture didn’t make any of those kinds of statements and "kept it real" in this post fight interview. When asked about a match between Lesnar and Fedor he replied:
Randy: "I think Fedor would tear Brock up"
Its pretty clear that Fedor Emelianenko is the words best heavyweight. There are no more than two or three contenders for his number one position. Andrei Arlovski is one of those men. On Saturday the world will crown the best heavyweight in the world.
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