Affliction News: Vitor Belfort Dropped From Fight With Lindland On Oct. 11

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After suffering a broken hand at “Affliction Banned”, Vitor Belfort will not be able to fight a the upcoming Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” show on Oct. 11, according to Affliction VP Tom Atencio in a interview with MMAWeekly radio.

“Vitor is out, I spoke with him I think yesterday and he told me. Actually, it was on Tuesday we had a conversation for about an hour or so and yeah, I guess he broke his hand in two places is what he told me and he had been having 2, 3 and 4 opinions on it. He finally got the opinion that he wanted I guess and they told him to step out for a while.”

This leaves little time for Affliction to find a replacement to fight Matt “The Law” Lindland on the Oct. 11th card.

Jake Shields spoke earlier in the week that his fight with John Alessio at “EliteXC Showdown” was not a done deal and he is currently fielding an offer by another promotion to fight a top 185lb fighter. Could Affliction be courting Shields to take on the “Law” on the main card? Here’s a clip of what Shields had to say:

“Right now I have a really good offer on the table to fight a top 185-pounder,” Shields stated. “I’m just waiting, hoping Elite (XC) will give me that opportunity to go out there and represent Elite and test myself.

Affliction 2: Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort, For The Belt

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According to an interview in the Brazilian Magazine Tatame, Vitor Belfort announced that he will be taking on Matt “The Law” Lindland for the Affliction middleweight belt on October 11th.

“I’ll come back in October 11th to fight Matt Lindland for the belt….It’ll be a great fight, we’ll see who is the best of the world there”

“I saw his fight with Negão and he’s a warrior…I’ll go to knock him out… My punches are well-aimed and when it hits he won’t stand”

Vitor broke his hand against Terry Martin at “Affliction Banned”, but is confident that his injury will be completely healed in time for the October fight.

Also on the card, Fedor Emelianenko is expected to defend this WAMMA heavyweight belt as he takes on the former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.

Affliction Banned Results Live “Fedor vs. Sylvia”

Affliction Banned, July 19 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Headlining the card is a heavyweight superfight between Fedro Emelianenko and former two time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.

CageToday will have live results of the under card starting at 6pm EST, with the PPV following at 9pm EST.

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Affliction Banned Links

Affliction Banned Weigh-In Results
Affliction Banned Preview and Predictions
Arlovski Professional Boxer?

Affliction Banned Videos

Interview with Arlovski Arlovski
Interview with Fedor Emelianenko
Josh Barnett Interview
Countdown to Affliction Banned
Affliction Promoter Tom Atencio Interview