Affliction Day Of Reckoning

Travis AtkinsonContributor IJanuary 5, 2009

On July 19, 2008 the MMA community witnessed on of the greatest MMA cards ever when Affliction put on their first event.  The main event saw Fedor Emelianenko demolish Tim Sylvia in 36 seconds. Affliction will hope to repeat the success of their first event on January 24th.

This card features some of the best mixed martial artists on the planet. The main event features arguably the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world Fedor Emelianenko take on former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovksi.

Forums around the world are saying that Fedor will destroy Arlovski and I have to agree with them. Andrei is riding a five-win fight streak including four knockouts. But I see Fedor just overwhelming him. PredictionFedor via knockout in the first round.

In what might be one of the more suspicious match-ups on the card, Josh Barnett takes on Gilbert Yvel. Gilbert Yvel at best is a mid level fighter and in no way can I see him beating Barnett. Barnett should get the easy win and be one step closer to a superfight between him and the winner of the main event. PredictionBarnett via submission in the first round.

Also on the card are former UFC stars Vitor Belfort as he takes on Matt Lindland, and Renato Sobral taking on Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.