Affliction has rescheduled it’s October 11th event, “Day of Reckoning”, which was scheduled for the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The event, which was to feature a heavyweight main event clash between Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett, has been rescheduled for January 17th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Affliction promoter Roy Englebrecht informed the Nevada State Athletic Commission that they were moving the event to early-2009 earlier today.
Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio has informed MMA Weekly that an announcement will be made about the company’s future and the rescheduling of the October event at Saturday’s boxing event in Las Vegas featuring Joel Casamayor vs. Juan Manuel Marquez
Last week Atencio told MMA Weekly that the UFC was “messing with [Affliction] every step of the way” in promoting a show in Las Vegas, though no concrete details on the allegations have since emerged.
At this time it is unknown if the current card will remain intact for the new date or if adjustments will be made including the possible addition of Fedor Emelianenko to the lineup.
The “Day of Reckoning” main card was to air on pay-per-view with several preliminary bouts airing live on HDNet.
Affliction’s first event, “Banned”, also took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on July 19th, drawing a total attendance of 14,832 (11,242 paid) for a live gate of $2,085,510. Pay-per-view buys for the event reportedly exceeded 100,000.