Affliction Banned kickoff for club

JOSE RODRIGUEZ

, Last Updated: 9:26 AM ET

New fight club Affliction, which will host its inaugural event July 19 featuring Fedor Emelianenko against Tim Sylvia, has found an apt title for its virgin venture. Affliction Banned will go live from the Honda Centre in Anaheim. The UFC and EliteXC have all banned their fighters from wearing any Affliction logos after the clothing company announced it was getting into the fight business.

ORTIZ TO ELITEXC?

With Tito "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz set to fight his last scrap for the UFC on May 24, reports are surfacing that the former light-heavyweight champ will sign with EliteXC. Ortiz takes on Lyoto Machida at UFC 84 in Vegas.

TYSON VS. KIMBO SLICE?

EliteXC president Gary Shaw is open to the idea of staging a Kimbo Slice vs. Mike Tyson MMA fight. Shaw has worked with Tyson, who has been flirting with MMA for the last couple of years.

ROXXI GETS HEAD SHAVED

Kaz won a TerrorDome match at TNA's Sacrifice PPV, then replaced Kurt Angle in the heavyweight title match vs. Samoa Joe and Scott Steiner. Joe kept his title. Gail Kim won the TNA Knockout Makeover match with Roxxi Laveaux getting her head shaved. LAX beat Team 3D in the final of the Deuces Wild tourney to win the tag team belts.

WRESTLING IN OTTAWA

There's some awesome wrestling coming to the Ottawa area. C*4 has shows May 30 (at the Petawawa Civic Centre) and May 31 at Ottawa's Rideau Carleton Raceway, both at 8 p.m. In Petawawa, Kevin Steen faces Hallowicked in the main event. In Ottawa, The Super Smash Brothers team with Steen to face MVP Michael Von Payton, Kobra Kai and Hallowicked. You can check out pro-wrestling.ca/c4 for more info. Wrestling Supershow has two big shows -- June 20 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre and June 21 at the Robert Hartley arena in Hawkesbury. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. Wrestlers on hand include Psycho Sid, Jim Neidhart, Abdullah the Butcher, Hannibal, Carl Ouellet and Sylvain Grenier. Check out wrestlingsupershow.com.


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