Last July I had the opportunity to walk over to the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California and watch Fedor Emelianenko take down Tim Sylvia in less than 40 seconds at Affliction Clothing's debut MMA event, Affliction Banned.
Last July I had the opportunity to walk over to the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California and watch Fedor Emelianenko take down Tim Sylvia in less than 40 seconds at Affliction Clothing's debut MMA event, Affliction Banned. I had never been to a live boxing mach or MMA even in my life but I have seen plenty of great fights on TV and pay-per-view. To watch these two monsters go at each other in person was awesome. It's quite a different feeling than watching on TV at your buddy's house or local sports bar. The excitement and electricity from the crowd kept everyone on the edge of their seats and some people flying over their seats--two chicks several rows above us got so into the fight that they broke out into their own brawl. Tuffts of hair were floating through the air, shoes were flying and then finally one of the girls came bouncing down the rows of hard plastic seats like a beer soaked ping pong ball.
Not only did we see some great fights in the ring, but heavy metal rockers, Megadeath, kept the crowd hyped in between fights.
Well, after the success of it's first event, Affliction is back again with yet another night of face busting fight cards, Affliction Day of Reckoning. Once again Fedor is billed in the main event as he's scheduled to take on Andrei Arlovsk on Saturday, January 24, at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Both of these guys have been know to dominate their opponents and this is going to be one hell of a brawl. The rest of the cards are filled with pwoerhouse names as well like Babalu, Barnett, Lindland and Noguiera (Rogério not his brother Rodrigo).
If you live in the Socal area and have never been to an MMA event I would definitely try and get tickets you won't regret it. Hopefully I can score some tickets again, otherwise I will absolutely be watching this battle on pay-per-view.