Affliction Issues Updated Card for “Trilogy”


Josh Barnett. Photos by Gene Blevins/Golden Boy Promotions.

Affliction Entertainment today announced the updated fight card for its third event, titled “Trilogy”, which will take place on August 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California under promotion of Affliction, M-1 Global and Golden Boy Promotions among others.

The show will be headlined by a WAMMA heavyweight title bout between current champion and perennial heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko and top contender and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett.

Additional bouts slotted for the main card include one-time DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral, former UFC light heavyweight title holder Vitor Belfort vs. Sengoku middleweight champ Jorge Santiago, and Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley.

Notable veterans tapped for the card that remain without opponents include UFC heavyweight title challenger Paul Buentello, rising prospect Brett Cooper, and IFL veteran and skilled grappler Deividas Taurosevicius.

The event’s main card will be televised on pay-per-view while a one-hour special will air on digital cable channel HDNet featuring a select number of preliminary bouts prior to that.

The current card for the event is as follows:

Main Card
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett (WAMMA Heavyweight Title)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Vitor Belfort vs. Jorge Santiago
Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley
Paul Buentello vs. TBA

Preliminary Bouts
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley
Jessie Gibbs vs. Rob Broughton
Lucio Linhares vs. Givanildo Santana
Mark Hominick vs. TBA
Brett Cooper vs. TBA
Deividas Taurosevicius vs. TBA

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