Dana Ward from http://www.GamblersTelevision.com reports on Affliction Banned Fedor Emelianenko vs Tim Sylvia Main Event.
Hello MMA fans. I’m Dana Ward with a quick hitter from Affliction Mixed Martial Arts. MMA’s newest fight league Affliction will make its debut Saturday Night July 19th with a Pay-per-view fight card titled “Affliction Banned,” and it originates from the Honda Center in Anaheim California. Making his debut in the sport is Donald Trump who is co-promoting this event.
In the main event, Russian superstar heavyweight Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko will clash against American Tim “The Maniac” Sylvia.
Fedor has compiled an impressive record over his 8 year professional career with 28 wins 1 loss and 1 no-contest over his 30 fights. He spent much of his career fighting in Japan under the Pride promotion and was their final Heavyweight Champion. Pride was acquired by the UFC, Fedor’s fight contract expired at the time and he failed to come to terms with the US-based promotion. Among Fedor’s victims includes 2 wins over UFC Hall of Famer, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman. Fedor specializes in many fight styles such as sambo, judo, boxing and Muay Thai. 15 of the Russian fighter’s 28 victories have come by submission.
Tim “The Maniac” Sylvia is a strong striker, standing 6 feet 8 inches tall and he held the UFC World Heavyweight title on 2 separate occasions. He has a professional record of 24 wins and 4 losses with 16 wins by knockout. Working in the favor of Sylvia will be his plus-8-inch height and 30-pound weight advantage over his opponent. Many MMA fans remember Sylvia in 2004 who while competing in the UFC failed to tap out and suffered a broken arm while in an armbar submission hold by Frank Mir - It took a referee stoppage to put an end to that one. Sylvia will have a tough test against this Russian heavyweight, who many outside the UFC, call the best pound for pound fighter in mixed martial arts.
Oddsmakers have listed Fedor Emelianenko as the minus-400 favorite with Tim Sylvia the underdog at plus 300.
That will do it for now. This is Dana Ward reminding you that for Affliction MMA coverage with a little Vegas twist, keep your browser aimed at GamblersTelevision.com
Fedor is pronounced Fay-dor
Sylvia is pronounced syl-via
Frank Mir is pronounced meer like deer with an m.