- Saturday 01.24.2009
- U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: HDNet
- Promotion: Affliction
- Ownership: Affliction Entertainment
- Venue: Honda Center
- Location: Anaheim, California, United States
- Enclosure: Ring
- TV Announcers: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith, Tito Ortiz
- Ring Announcer: Michael Williams
- Post-Fight Interviews: Titor Ortiz, Chuck Zito, Scott Ferrall
- Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,429,557
- Attendance: 13,228
- PPV Buys / Buyrate: 90,000 | TV Ratings:
- MMA Bouts: 11
High vs. Hieron (11), Barnett vs. Yvel (9), Lauzon vs. Green (5)
Arlovski vs. Emelianenko (10), Sobral vs. Sokoudjou (7), Buentello vs. Sidelnikov (6), Rios vs. Duarte (2)
Lindland vs. Belfort (8), Nogueira vs. Matyushenko (4), Davis vs. Quach (3), Cooper vs. Speight (1)
Affliction 2 Wiki Update Wiki
Although it was a long time coming—taking place six months after their inaugural event—Affliction returned in January of 2009 with what would be the promotion’s last effort as a fight promoter before returning to the world of clothing sales. In the main event, Fedor Emelianenko knocked out former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andre Arlovski in the first round.
Though the promotion denied rampant rumors that they were losing money at the time, they would cease operations just six months later, before their third event in July of 2009. The end, which many had rightly predicted, was precipitated by the collapse of their headlining fight, when Josh Barnett tested positive for steroids and was forced out of his bout with Emelianenko.
Affliction Clothing’s MMA promotional arm, Affliction Entertainment, was soon shuttered. UFC President Dana White, who had mercilessly and very publicly lampooned the struggling promotion’s ineptitude through its final months, quietly reversed course after the business victory, accepting Affliction back into the UFC fold to do what it had always done surpassingly well: sell t-shirts.
Videos & Highlights
Misc | Affliction: Day of Reckoning Weigh In Video report dead link
Weigh in video to the Affliction: Day of Reckoning event.
Promo Video | Affliction: Day of Reckoning LA Press Conference Video. Part 2. report dead link
The pre-fight press conference to Fedor vs. Arlovski, Affliction's second MMA event. Part 2.
Promo Video | Affliction: Day of Reckoning LA Press Conference Video. Part 1. report dead link
The pre-fight press conference to Fedor vs. Arlovski, Affliction's second MMA event. Part 1.
Promo Video | Affliction: Day of Reckoning Countdown to January 24 Promo Video report dead link
This high definition promotional video from the Affliction fight promotion previews its second ever MMA event.
Highlight | Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning Highlight Video by Machinemen report dead link
MMA video maker Machinemen looks back at the best action from Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning.