'Affliction: Day of Reckoning' Blow by Blow

WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko (left) and Andrei Arlovski (right) pose at the final...

WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko (left) and Andrei Arlovski (right) pose at the final press conference for their world title bout at Affliction M-1 "Day of Reckoning." (Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)

NEIL SPRINGER -- SLAM! Sports

, Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET

WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defends his title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Also, Josh Barnett takes on Gilbert Yvel and Matt Lindland faces Vitor Belfort.

INTERVIEW WITH FEDOR EMELIANENKO

'AFFLICTION: DAY OF RECKONING' PREDICTIONS

BLOW BY BLOW

Hey everyone, welcome to the 'Affliction: Day of Reckoning.' As always, I'm your host, Neil Springer. January has to be one of the best months in MMA history. The UFC puts on a soild show last week in Irenland, we have Fedor vs. Arlovski tonight and next week it's Penn vs. St. Pierre 2 -- what more could a fan ask for?

Tito Ortiz is doing commentary tonight, but is really struggling with that teleprompter. He keeps stumbling on his words.

Bobby (King) Green vs. Dan (The Upgrade) Lauzon

Round one

I don't know much about Green, but apparently his fighting style is 'Hood.'

They touch gloves and Lauzon connects with a left-hook. They trade and Green tries a standing-guillotine. Green grabs a Thai clinch and throws some knees, but Lauzon backs out. Green tries a kick to the stomach, but low blows him. It looked a little higher than the groin, but referee Herb Dean halts the fight so Lauzon can recover.

Lauzon tries a body kick and tries a takedown. Green reverses it and lands on top. Lauzon is up, but eats a suplex. Green slips on a kick attempt and Lauzon goes for a triangle choke.

Green gets a Thai clinch and unloads with knees, but low blows him again. I guess, 'Hood' involves multiple groin strikes to your opponent.

Green tries an uppercut, but misses. He comes forward with a body kick and lands another low blow. That seemed to just graze Lauzon's groin, but Herb Dean has halted the fight again and taken a point away. This is the longest first round ever.

Green presses Lauzon in the corner and takes him down. Lauzon tries a heelhook, but Green kicks hims way out. Lauzon switches to a rear-naked choke and Green taps!

Paul (The Headhunter) Buentello vs. Kirill (Baby Fedor) Sidelnikov

Round one

Sidelnikov connects with a straight-right. He takes ring control and lands a leg kick. Buentello hits him with some hard jabs and they clinch in the corner.

They break and Sidelnikov's eye is a little swollen. Sidelnikov presses him in the corner and works in some knees. He lands a nice body-head combo and steps out.

Buentello connects with a right-uppercut. Buentello tries to take his head off with an overhand right, but Sidelnikov ducks it. They're back in the corner and Sidelnikov's eye is bleeding now. Good round for Buentello.

Round two

Sidelnikov charges forward, but eats another jab. Once more, with feeling. Sidelnikov lands a leg kick, but Buentello counters with two-punch combo. Sidelnikov lands a hard overhand right that staggers Buentello. Sidelnikov unloads in the corner, but Buentello clinches.

Sidelnikov makes a sloppy takedown attempt. Buentello lands a hard left; follows it up with another jab. Buentello is starting to take over. He tries a head kick and keeps landing his jabs. Sidelnikov is looking tired now. Another good round for Buentello.

Round three

Sidelnikov needs to finish him here. Buentello is looking fresh, so it's not going to be easy.

Buentello nails him with a hard uppercut, but Sidelnikov just eats it. Buentello keeps landing jabs. Sidelnikov throws some haymakers and misses. Buentello takes it to the ground and tries a choke. They stand back up and Buentello staggers him backwards with a jab. Sidelnikov alomst buckles after a legkick. His mouthpiece pops out and they restart.

Sidelnikov is looking really worn out and barely conscious. Buentello feeds him another stiff jab. Sidelnikov's mouth piece flies out again and he doesn't seem to know where he is. The doctor takes a look at him and stops the fight. Buentello wins by TKO.

Renato (Babalu) Sobral vs. (The African Assassin) Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

Round one

They trade and Sokoudjou lands a legkick. Babalu tries a takedown, but gets nothing. They clinch on the ropes and exchange knees to the body. Sokoudjou grabs the ropes and they separate.

Babalu takes him down and Sokoudjou almost dives out of the ring to get away. They restart the fighters in a clinch position in the corner. Babalu tries a belly-to-belly, but Sokoudjou lands on top.

Sokoudjou is unloading with the ground-and-pound. Babalu gets off his back and tries to shoot. He can't get it and press him against the ropes. Babalu knees him to the body.

They restart and the round ends.

Round two

Sokoudjou lands a nice right-uppercut. Babalu backs him against the ropes and takes Sokoudjou down. Babalu now works the ground-and-pound. This is not a good spot for Sokoudjou.

Sokoudjou is eating a lot of punches here. They restart them on the ground in the centre of the ring. Babalu is in half-guard and starts working his elbows. Sokoudjou gets off his back, but Babalu catches him in an anaconda choke. Sokoudjou taps!

Matt (The Law) Lindland vs. (The Phenom) Vitor Belfort

Round one

Belfort unloads with an overhand left and Lindland drops! Belfort nails him with a couple more strikes and it's over! Lindland is out cold!

It's been a few minutes and Lindland is conscious, but still hasn't stood up. He's talking to the paramedics and is sitting now. He finally stands up and walks out of the ring. Glad he's, all right.

(The Babyface Assassin) Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert (The Hurricane) Yvel

Round one

Yvel lands a nice legkick, almost buckling him at the knee. Barnett shoots and gets the takedown. He starts unloading with the ground-and-pound. Barnett is working for a kimura, but Yvel gets his arm free.

Barnett tries it again, but can't secure it. Barnett goes back to the ground-and-pound and takes side-control. Yvel takes him back to half-guard.

Barnett goes for the kimura again, but will have a hard time finishing it from half-guard. Barnett takes mount and is unloading with punches. Yvel tries to bridge, but it's not happening. Yvel gives up his back and continues pounding him. The round ends! That was close. Pure domination from Barnett.

Round two

Yvel charges right at him, but Barnett takes him down. He takes side-control and goes for the kimura again. Yvel takes him back to half-guard, but Barnett takes full mount. Barnett works in some elbows, but Yvel is throwing punches from his back.

Barnett lands a hard elbow, but now Yvel unloads with a flurry from his back! You don't see that very often. Barnett tries an armbar, but Yvel sweeps and he's on top! He stands out and the round ends.

Round three

Yvel needs to work here. He throws some punches, but gets taken down by Barnett again. Barnett takes mount and tries a forearm choke. He switches back to the ground-and-pound. Yvel tries to bridge out, but can't get Josh off him.

Barnett unloads with a flurry of punches and Yvel taps!

Fedor (The Last Emperor) Emelianenko vs. (The Pitbull) Andrei Arlovski

Round one

Arlovski lands a leg kick and follows with a nice right hand. He hits another kick. Fedor misses a combo, but clinches on the ropes and knees him. Arlovski tries a sweep, but Fedor stuffs it.

They clinch in the corner and separate. Arlovski lands a nice left-right combo. He staggers Fedor and charges in with a flying knee, but eats a devastating KO punch! Arlovski is out cold!

Arlovski was winning the stand-up exchanges, but he just leaped straight into a devastating punch. Either way, Fedor retains the WAMMA heavyweight title and remains the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.


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