Completed MMA Event

Affliction 1: Banned

Affliction 1
  • Saturday 07.19.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports Net
  • Promotion: Affliction
  • Ownership: Affliction Entertainment
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg, John McCarthy
  • Ring Announcer: Michael Buffer, Michael C. Williams
  • Post-Fight Interviews: John McCarthy
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,085,510
  • Attendance: 14,832 (Paid: 11,242)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 100,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Emelianenko vs. Sylvia (10)Barnett vs. Rizzo II (8)Nogueira vs. Dewees (4)Buentello vs. Goodridge (1)
  • Josh Rosenthal
    Arlovski vs. Rothwell (9)Lindland vs. Nascimento (5)Pyle vs. Ambrose (3)Belfort vs. Martin (2)
  • Jason Herzog
    Hominick vs. Young (7)Sobral vs. Whitehead (6)

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Affliction 1 Wiki Update Wiki

After growing into one of the largest and most recognizable MMA-themed clothing brands in the world, Affliction Clothing branched off through newly organized Affliction Entertainment to found its own MMA league. In the organization’s inaugural event, Affliction: Banned in July of 2008, heavyweight kingpin Fedor Emelianenko earned his most significant victory in years by submitting former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia in the first round.


Affliction’s debut show made a big impression on hardcore MMA fans by securing the talents of many of the top heavyweights in the world, including Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett. Unfortunately for those fans, Affliction Entertainment’s profligate spending on those fighters and associated costs of diving into the deep end of MMA fight promotion, spelled a short-lived business venture. Affliction would ultimately host only one more MMA event. Its third event was cancelled and the promotion shuttered.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:53 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Misc  |  Affliction: Banned Pre-Fight Weigh In Video report dead link

    The pre-fight weigh ins for Affliction: Banned, Affliction's first ever MMA event.

  • Misc  |  Affliction: Banned Final Press Conference Video. Part 4 report dead link

    The final LA press conference to Affliction's first MMA event, Banned, featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia in the Main Event.

  • Misc  |  Affliction: Banned Final Press Conference Video. Part 3 report dead link

    The final LA press conference to Affliction's first MMA event, Banned, featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia in the Main Event.

  • Misc  |  Affliction: Banned Final Press Conference Video. Part 2 report dead link

    The final LA press conference to Affliction's first MMA event, Banned, featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia in the Main Event.

  • Misc  |  Affliction: Banned Final Press Conference Video. Part 1 report dead link

    The final LA press conference to Affliction's first MMA event, Banned, featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia in the Main Event.

  • Promo Video  |  Countdown to Affliction: Banned Preview Video. Part 3. report dead link

    Affliction's 3-part series previewing its first ever MMA event, Affliction: Banned featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia.

  • Promo Video  |  Countdown to Affliction: Banned Preview Video. Part 2. report dead link

    Affliction's 3-part series previewing its first ever MMA event, Affliction: Banned featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia.

  • Promo Video  |  Countdown to Affliction: Banned Preview Video. Part 1. report dead link

    Affliction's 3-part series previewing its first ever MMA event, Affliction: Banned featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia.

  • Highlight  |  Affliction: Banned Highlight Video by Machinemen report dead link

    MMA video maker Machinemen gives us this look back at the best fighting moments from Affliction: Banned.

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