FSN to Air First Hour of “Banned”


Snapshot courtesy of AfflictionBanned.com

FOX Sports Net will air the first hour of Affliction Clothing’s upcoming “Banned” show on July 19th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

FSN Vice President George Greenberg was on hand today at the popular California-based clothing company’s press conference held at the Westfield Mall in Los Angeles to announce the details as well comment on additional matchups that were announced this afternoon.

The sixty-minute broadcast on the cable network will air starting at 8:00 PM ET and is expected to feature at least two of the five scheduled preliminary bouts, including a heavyweight clash between former UFC heavyweight title challenger Paul Buentello and Aleksander Emelianenko.

The pay-per-view broadcast will then follow starting at 9 PM ET.

The show will be headlined by a heavyweight showdown years in the making as former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. The event will be available on pay-per-view in the USA in Canada, in both standard and high-definition, for $39.95.

Along with the aforementioned Emelianenko-Sylvia matchup, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett will take on Pedro Rizzo in a rematch of their February 2001 bout, Team Quest founder Matt Lindland will return to action against Fabio “Negao” Nascimento, and UFC veterans Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Mike Whitehead will collide as well.

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