Fedor Emelianekno, Josh Barnett Verbally Agree to Match

Brian OswaldMMA Editor May 21, 2009

Affliction's third event, featuring a main event of Fedor Emelianekno vs Josh Barnett and taking place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 1, should be officially announced within days, according to MMA FanHouse.

Though neither Emelianenko or Barnett has signed official bout agreements, they have both verbally accepted the matchup, according to their source.

Earlier this week, Affliction President Tom Atencio told FanHouse he would not be able to confirm any details until contracts were officially signed.

For most MMA fans, seeing will be believing when it comes to this long anticipated heavyweight match between the two long time friends. If this match does in fact go down, it would be the perfect match for the struggling Affliction to go down with.