International Fight League heavyweight champion Roy Nelson becomes the latest IFL orphan to be adopted by the Affliction brand.
Nelson (13-2) will try to prove his worth by facing former UFC heavyweight contender Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello at Affliction's sophomore effort 'Day of Reckoning' on October 11.
Buentello (26-10) is coming off a dominant performance over late-replacement Gary Goodrich at Affliction 'Banned' on July 19. Mr. "Fear & Consequences" is 5-1 in his last six fights, with 4 (T)KO's. He's a talented striker with ten years of experience.
He'll have his hands full against the heavy-handed Nelson, who was last seen dropping off UFC and TUF veteran Brad Imes on the corner of Lights and Out. His two losses were by decision and despite his radius knows a thing or two about submissions, having ended three straight via choke.
Affliction "Day of Reckoning" takes place on October 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and features the main event of Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett (23-5) vs. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski (13-5).
Also confirmed is the rumored middleweight showdown between Matt "The Law’ Lindland (21-5) and Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort (17-8) - pending Belfort's medical clearance for his post-fight medical suspension from Affliction: 'Banned'.
More fights are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.