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Belfort-Santiago Among Additional Bouts Announced for Affliction: Trilogy

Fedor EmelianenkoOn Thursday, Affliction officially announced the majority of the lineup for its August 1 Affliction: Trilogy event, which will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and air live on pay-per-view and HDNet.

Trilogy is headlined by a heavyweight matchup between top-ranked Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett.

Also confirmed for the pay-per-view main card are Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato Sobral, Vitor Belfort vs. Jorge Santiago, and Paul Daley vs. Jay Hieron, as well as Paul Buentello, who is expected to take on the winner of a June 27 bout between Pedro Rizzo and Gilbert Yvel.

The fight card for Trilogy currently features:


  • Fedor Emelianenko (c) vs. Josh Barnett
    WAMMA Heavyweight Championship
  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
  • Vitor Belfort vs. Jorge Santiago
  • Paul Buentello vs. Gilbert Yvel-Pedro Rizzo winner*
  • Paul Daley vs. Jay Hieron


  • Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley
  • Deividas Taurosevicius vs. TBA
  • Brett Cooper vs. Akbarh Arreola*
  • Mark Hominick vs. TBA*


  • Lucio Linhares vs. Mikhail Zayats
  • Rob Broughton vs. Jessie Gibbs

* Not officially announced


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