According to Sherdog, the UFC is devising a plan to schedule a free event on SpikeTV to overshadow Affliction’s debut show on July 19th. The report sites a possible light heavyweight contender fight between Wanderlei Silva and Brandon Vera as the main event.
This show will test the UFC’s power as a brand as it goes head to head against one of the biggest heavyweight fights in recent history, Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia. Also, by offering a free event over Afflictions PPV, the UFC will likely draw many casual fans into skipping the historic PPV event.
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