Affliction: ‘Banned’ will begin at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on the Fox Sports Net channel in the United States and The Fight Network in Canada. The broadcast will run for one hour on those networks, featuring two bouts before moving directly to pay-per-view (PPV).
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Without further delay, see below for the latest Affliction results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
AFFLICTION "BANNED" QUICK RESULTS:
Fedor Emelianenko defeats Tim Sylvia via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Arlovski defeats Rothwell via technical knockout (strikes) in round three
Josh Barnett defeats Pedro Rizzo via knockout in round two
Babalu Sobral defeats Mike Whitehead via Unanimous Decision
Matt Lindland defeats Fabio Nascimento via Unanimous Decision
Paul Buentello defeats Gary Goodridge via unanimous decision
Vitor Belfort defeats Terry Martin via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Mark Hominick defeats Savant Young via Submission (Armbar) Round 2
Rogerio Nogueria defeats Edwin DeWees via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Justin Levens vs. Ray Lazama
Mike Pyle defeats JJ Ambrose via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1
AFFLICTION "BANNED" BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Druby here ready to kick off Affliction's opening show, so lets get down to business maniacs.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia (265-pound limit)
Round one: Fedor with a big left and then lands a HUGE combo!!! Slyvia goes down and Fedor is pounding on Sylvia!!! Fedor gets his back and sinks in a rear naked choke and Slyvia taps!!!! Thats it its over Fedor absolutely DOMINATES Sylvia!!
Final result: Fedor Emelianenko defeats Tim Sylvia via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell (265-pound limit)
Jab from Rothwell. Inside leg kick from Rothwell. Leg kick from Andre. Knees from clinch from Ben. Nice right from Ben, and Andre counters with one of his own. Clinched in the corner, Andre with some body shots. Leg kick from Andre. Andre with a take down and lands in Ben's full guard. Andre going for a heel hook and Ben escapes. Ben with a lazy right. Andre with a right. Ben with a right.
Andre with a right. Rothwell charges and lands a good right. Andre lands two HUGE rights and Ben is hurt bad!!! Andre takes him down and gets a full mount!!! Rothwell kicks him off and now has full guard. Ben is cut over his right eye. Andre raining down some blows from the top. Andre goes for a heel hook and Rothwell slips out and now Ben jumps on top into Andre's full guard. Nice elbow form Rothwell on top. Another big elbow from Ben. Rothwell landing some rights but theres not much behind them. Now their stood up. Only 20 seconds left. Andre comes out and lands some HUGE rights and then a head kick and a uppercut!!! Another right then a flying knee!!! Andre is putting it on him. Thats the bell, Ben was saved by the bell Andre put an onslaught of punishment at the end of the round and Rothwell is hurt!!
Round three: Both guys clinched up against the ropes. Andre with a big right as they separate. Andre with a BIG uppercut and thats it Rothwell is out cold, GREAT knockout. Andre looked like his old self, he was on target tonight and dished out some serious punishment.
Final result: Arlovski defeats Rothwell via technical knockout (strikes) in round three
Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo (265-pound limit)
Round one: BArnett with a jab. Another stiff jab from Barnett. Front kick form Barnett. Rizzo with a nice right. Front kick from Barnett. Another front kick from Barnett. Barnett shoots in but gets nothing. Another front kick. Spinning back kick to the body from Barnett. Rizzo with a nice left. Leg kick from Barnett. Nice left from Rizzo. Rizzo with a jab. Front kick from Barnett. Jab from Rizzo. Double jab from Rizzo, front kick from Barnett. Overhand right from Barnett. Jab from Rizzo. Another front kick from Barnett. Jab from Rizzo, Barnett with one of his own. Body kick from Barnett. Spinning body kick by Barnett. Nice head kick from Barnett thats the bell. Barnett gets it 10-9.
Round two: Leg kick from Barnett. Jab from Rizzo. Nice right from Barnett. Jab from Barnett. Front kick from Barnett. Jab from Rizzo. Leg kick from Rizzo. HUGE left hook from Barnett and Rizzo falls flat on his back, Barnett charges in and lands two more HUGE rights and Rizzo is out cold!!
Final result: Josh Barnett defeats Pedro Rizzo via knockout in round two
Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Nascimento (185-pound limit)
Round one: Linland with a left and Fabio goes right down!!! Lindland now attacks and goes right for a guillotine choke and hes locked it in tight!!! Fabio is rolling around trying to slip his way out. Fabio's mouth is wide open and now he pops out, Lindland jumps right back on top. Lindland peppering in right rights to the body and Fabio is just holding on for dear life. Lindland with some elbows to the body and Fabio is keeping his full guard just trying to stop Lindland from posturing up. Lindland with a big right coming down on Fabio. Lindland now with side control. 1 minute left. Fabio back to the feet. Fabio with a left and Lindland looks a little gassed. Both fighters look gassed and Fabio lands a lazy left. Thats the round 10-9 Lindland.
Round two: Head kick from Lindland. Lindland with a nice uppercut. Fabio lands some big shots he lands a big elbow and then a right. Lindland answers with a right of his own, and Fabio lands another big combo! Lindland with a lazy elbow. Body lock by Lindland. Lindland now with a take down. Lindland postures up and lands a solid right than an elbow. Lindland with soft marshmallow punches. Lindland with some nice elbows from the top. Fabio trying to kick his way to his feet. Lindland smothering Fabio and this fight has slowed to a crawl. Thats the round, 10-9 Lindland this is a very boring fight thus far.
Round three: Inside leg kick by Fabio. Lindland with a right. Lazy left hook by Lindland but he has nothing behind his punches both fighters are gassed and fighting sloppy as hell. Both guys exchange lazy rights. Inside leg kick by Fabio. Lindland trying for a take down. Inside leg kick by Fabio. Lindland with a mary jab. Both fighters are out on their feet and exchanging lazy sloppy blows that couldnt hurt my 84 year old grandma. Lindland going for a take down and lands a left. Fabio with a body kick, Lindland going for a take down and Fabio falls between the ropes. Both guys exchange lefts and Lindland lands a solid knee. Lindland with a soft combo. Knees from clinch by Fabio and Lindland lands some soft lefts then puts his hands on his knees for the last 10 seconds of the fight, while Fabio stands their watching and gasping for breathe. Thats the bell, Lindland wins easy in what can only be described as two out of shape fighters who gassed after the 1st 5 minutes.
Final result: Matt Lindland defeats Fabio Nascimento via Unanimous Decision
Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead (205-pound limit)
Round one: Front kick by Babalu. Leg kick by Sobral. Another leg kick by Babalu. Both fighters clinched up against the ropes. Now their in the corner. Knee to the body from Whitehead. Babalu misses with a head kick then shoots for a take down and is stuffed. Jabs from Sobral. Nice left by Sobral. Leg kick from Babalu. Both fighters clinched up against the ropes again. Sobral with a knee to the body. Uppercut from Whitehead. Leg kick from Sobral. Right from Whitehead, Sobral now gets a take down but Whitehead right back to the feet. Thats the bell, tough round to call its even to this point.
Round two: Jab from Sobral. Another jab from Babalu. Whitehead shoots for a take down and Sobral stuffs it. Now their clinched up in the corner. Knee to the body from Sobral. Still clinched in the corner. Body kick from Sobral. Whitehead with a right and counter right to the body from Sobral. Whitehead shoots for a take down and Sobral stops it, but Whitehead goes for it again and gets the take down. Babalu with full guard. Whitehead just laying on top using the good ol' lay and pray method. Babalu goes for an armbar and Whitehead slips out. The ref stands them up. They clinch up again and Babalu lands some good knees. Nice elbow from Whitehead and Sobral misses with a spinning backfist. Body clinch again for both fighters. Knees to the body from Sobral, thats the bell. Once again its too close to call.
Round three: Nice jab from Sobral. Leg kick from Babalu. Now they clinch. Sobral goes for an Axe kick and Whitehead gets a take down but they land outside the ring and Babalu had a deep choke in. Whitehead gets lucky. Sobral with a lazy shot. Jab from Sobral. Body kick from Sobral and then a right, Whitehead shoots and again they land outside the ring. Nice jab from Sobral and Whitehead is getting desperate with take downs. Both guys exchange rights. Sobral pulls and goes for a guillotine. Whitehead slips out and now is on top in Sobrals guard. Sobral locks in a Oma Plata! But Whitehead escapes. Whitehead with his usual lay and pray method. Nice left from Babalu, now their clinched up against the fence. Front kick to Whiteheads face. Spinning heel kick from Sobral nips Whiteheads chin. Babalu with knees to the thigh from the clinch. Thats the bell, id say Babalu should win for being more active and asertive but you never know how the judges will score Whiteheads lay and pray technique.
Final result: Babalu Sobral defeats Mike Whitehead via Unanimous Decision
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Edwin DeWees (205-pound limit)
Round one: Inside leg kick from Dewees. Left from Nog. Spinning back kick missed by dewees. Leg kick from Dewees. Another leg kick from Dewees. Another leg kick and Nog lands a overhand left. Front kick from Dewees. Body lock in the corner by Dewees. Both fighters clinched in the corner. Leg kick by Dewees. Nice left from Nog and Dewees falls to stop from getting punched again. Dewees with full guard. Dewees with a high guard. Head kick by Dewees. Clinch by NOg and hes looking for knees and Nog is landing some serious knees from the clinch, Nog lands some HUGE lefts and right and now Dewees falls to the ground and Noh just punishing him with rights and lefts and thats it its over Dewees is out, the ref stops the fight.
Final result: Rogerio Nogueria defeats Edwin DeWees via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
J.J. Ambrose vs. Mike Pyle (170-pound limit)
Round one: Ambrose charges with an overhand right now their clinched in the corner. Pyle with some knees to the gut and Ambrose answers with some of his own. Pyle with a body lock take down and goes right into side control, Pyle mounts and Ambrose gives him his back and now Pyle locks in his hooks. Pyle locks in a choke and now flatens him on his belly. Pyle going for a rear naked choke but cant get it just yet. Pyle sinks in the rear naked and Ambrose taps out instantly.
Final result: Mike Pyle defeats JJ Ambrose via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1
Vitor Belfort vs. Terry Martin (185-pound limit)
Round one: Martin with a right. Martin with a good stance, he looks light on his feet. Nice kick by Belfort. Martin goes for a single and now their clinched up against the ropes. Knee from Belfort. Nice left from Belfort. Nice left from Martin. Big right from Martin and Belfort looks stunned. Hes wobbled a bit. Both fighters exchange punches. Jab from Belfort. Jab from Vitor. Martin rushes in but misses with a left. Straight right from Vitor. Martin with a glancing right. Thats the round, it was a uneventful round but I give it to Martin who was moving forward the whole round 10-9.
Round two: Nice left hook from Martin but Belfort comes back with a counter jab. Nice body kick by Vitor. Nice body shot Martin. Martin throws a right and slips, Vitor goes for a body kick but Martin grabs a leg and takes him down. Belfort with a full guard. Belfort with a very lazy guard but Martin isnt trying to pass. Vitor to his feet and lands some blows on his way up. Straight right from Belfort. Flying knee from Belfort and Martin is stunned and now Belfort lands a right uppercut and overhand left and Martin is out cold. HUGE knock out.
Final result: Vitor Belfort defeats Terry Martin via TKO (Strikes) Round 2