Aleksander Emelianenko Dropped From Affliction “Banned” Due To Positive Test For Hepatitis B

MMANews is reporting, that Aleksander Emelianenko, brother of Top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, tested positive for Hepatitis B, which caused the drama during the weigh-ins at “Affliction Banned” and lead to Emelianenko being denied a license by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Emelianenko was ultimately replaced by MMA veteran Gary Goodridge who lost decision to Paul Buentello in the opening fight of “Affliction Banned”.

Wiki Hepatitis B:

Hepatitis B virus infects the liver of hominoidae, including humans, and causes an inflammation called hepatitis. It is a DNA virus and one of many unrelated viruses that cause viral hepatitis. The proportion of the world’s population currently infected with the virus is estimated at 3 to 6%, but up to a third have been exposed. Symptoms of the acute illness caused by the virus include liver inflammation, vomiting, jaundice, and rarely, death. Chronic hepatitis B may eventually cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, a fatal disease with very poor response to current chemotherapy.[3] The infection is preventable by vaccination.[4]

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.

main card

preliminary card

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

Affliction Banned “Fedor vs. Sylvia” Weigh-In Results

fedor vs sylvia results

MAIN CARD

Fedor Emelianenko (230) vs. Tim Sylvia (263)
Andrei Arlovski (241) vs. Ben Rothwell (264)
Josh Barnett (256) vs. Pedro Rizzo (242)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral (201) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
Matt Lindland (185) vs. Fabio Nascimento (185)
Edwin Dewees (205) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205)
JJ Ambrose (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
Ray Lazama (186) vs. Justin Levens (189)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Paul Buentello vs. Gary Goodridge *
Vitor Belfort (185) vs. Terry Martin (185.5)
Mark Hominick (144) vs. Savant Young (145)

*Paul Buentello and Aleksander Emelianenko didn’t weigh-in, a problem with Emelianenko medical clearance is rumored to be the cause (CSAC strikes again). Stay tune to CageToday as this story develops.

UPDATE:
The Buentello vs. Emelianenko fight was canceled by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), after Emelianenko failed to meet the medical licensing requirements.

MMA veteran Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge has stepped in to fight Buentello on short notice.