Affliction 2: Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira


According to Sherdog, Pride veteran “Little Nog” Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (14-3) will likely take on the IFL light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko (21-3) at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” on October 11th from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sources close to the promotion confirmed the fight has been offered to both parties, though Matyushenko’s management declined to comment on the proposed matchup.

Matyushenko holds an eight fight winning streak which includes holding the IFL light heavyweight belt until the promotions recent demise. His only stoppage comes by way of Andrei Arlovski at UFC 44, which should make for a hypable rematch if both fighters continue wining bouts in Affliction.

Nogueira bother of UFC heavyweight champion “Big Nog” Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will try to add to his successful win over UFC veteran Edwin Dewees at “Affliction Banned” on July 19th.


  1. roy

    August 5, 2008 at 2:49 am

    the ufc buys the ifl and than lets two of there champs and probally best fighters get away, i heard roy big country nelson is fighting mike white(exT coulture) on this card as well

  2. tom

    August 6, 2008 at 6:28 am

    all the ifl fighter that are good are not with the ufc

  3. roy

    August 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

    i heard they also let chris hordeki get away and he is going to be fighting for affliction and roy nelson is now fighting paul beuntello on afflicitons next card.

  4. Andre

    August 8, 2008 at 2:31 am

    This fight should be good Nogueira has great standup , and is deadly when it comes to submissions.

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