Las Vegas – Roy Englebrecht Events, Donald J. Trump, Affliction Entertainment in association with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino present Affliction “Day of Reckoning” Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Coming off the success of its inaugural fight card, “Affliction Banned,” Roy Englebrecht Events in association with Affliction Entertainment is pleased to announce Affliction “Day of Reckoning” featuring heavyweights Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett.
Tickets for Affliction “Day of Reckoning” go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 and are available online at www.unlvtickets.com or by calling 702.739.FANS. Ticket prices range from $75 to $500. Arlovski vs. Barnett is available live on cable and satellite pay-per-view and closed circuit television.
“We are extremely pleased to be hosting our second Affliction Entertainment MMA fight card in Las Vegas, a city with a history of the best fights in the world,” said Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment. “We delivered a high caliber show our first time out and this one will follow suit. We are also pleased that Roy Englebrecht Events will promote the event in Las Vegas continuing our successful relationship from California and our first event, and that we will be teaming with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and the Thomas & Mack Center to bring the fans another great Affliction event.”
“We are so excited to be working with the Affliction team. Our venue has been home to many great firsts,” said Daren Libonati, facility director of the Thomas & Mack Center. “The Affliction MMA Brand will soon become a part of this world-class list of events held with us at the TMC.”
The Oct. 11 card will feature 10 bouts, showcasing Affliction heavyweights Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski vs. former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett. Arlovski and Barnett both participated in “Affliction Banned” held at the Honda Center July 19 in Anaheim, Cal. Competing in separate bouts, both fighters registered impressive wins over Ben Rothwell and Pedro Rizzo respectively, and will now face each other which could possibly set up a future showdown for the winner with Fedor Emelianenko, the recognized undisputed heavyweight champion of the sport. Both fighters are excited to be a part of Affliction “Day of Reckoning.”
“I am looking forward to a very exciting fight with Josh Barnett on the Oct. 11 Affliction show,” said Arlovski. “I was extremely pleased with my last performance and looking forward to giving fans another great fight.”
“Andrei is a very talented fighter with a lot of skill and heart,” said Barnett. “But fighting in Las Vegas in front of the most knowledgeable MMA fan base in the country will be a great motivator for me to train hard and give him the challenge of his career.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to see Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett face off for the right to take on Fedor for the WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship,” said WAMMA CEO Dave Szady. “In the spirit of crowning undisputed champions, we couldn’t be happier than to have two of the fighters who arguably deserve a shot at Fedor fighting it out for the chance to take on the champ.”
Other fighters stepping into the ring that evening will include Matt Lindland, a native of Oregon City, Oregon, fighting against former UFC champ Vitor Belfort; International Fight League light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko taking on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira; and Las Vegas native Roy “Big Country” Nelson taking on Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello.
A complete list of bouts on the card for Affliction “Day of Reckoning” will be announced at a later date.
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About Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino:
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a joint venture partnership involving Robert Earl, Founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood International Inc, Bay Harbour Management LLC, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc and is a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program. The hottest new property on the Las Vegas Strip, Planet Hollywood features over 100,000 square feet of gaming, fine dining restaurants including KOI and Strip House, an award-winning buffet, casual dining options, lounges, Privé nightclub, Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara, and is the home of STOMP OUT LOUD. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with over 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information log onto www.planethollywood.com.
About Roy Englebrecht Events:Roy Englebrecht is owner of Roy Englebrecht Events California’s third largest fight promotions company, which includes world champion Oscar De La Hoya as a minority partner. Oscar De La Hoya purchased Roy Englebrecht’s promotions company in December of 2001 and Golden Boy Promotions was formed. In a restructuring of Golden Boy Promotions at the end of 2004, Roy Englebrecht Events was again reestablished, and promotes and owns all non-televised boxing shows that were previously promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
WAMMA is a multifaceted fighter and fan forward organization dedicated to leading the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to unprecedented levels of integrity, legitimacy and prosperity. With the help of forward-looking MMA promotions, WAMMA has created an environment where fighters from all organizations have the opportunity to openly compete to be the one true, undisputed champion in their respective weight classes based on WAMMA’s objective MMA Rankings. WAMMA’s newly created Fighter Advisory Board, co-chaired by MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture and world-renowned trainer and five-time UFC champion Pat Miletich, will offer a unique resource for fighters.