Regardless of if you plan on watching UFC Fight Night or the Affliction pay-per-view on July 19th, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t tune in to Fox Sports Net (or the Fight Network) earlier on before making your final choice:
In particular, the main event for the free broadcast will feature the U.S. debut of Aleksander Emelianenko (13-3) â€” the younger brother of the man who many believe to be the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko. He will take on Paul Buentello (23-10) in what looks to be a good old fashioned, heavyweight slugfest. Prior to that, there will be a light heavyweight bout featured that pits Vitor Belfort (16-8) against the hard-hitting Terry Martin (16-4).
The best thing about this situation is it will give you an idea of how the pay-per-view will go … if the announcers are fucking annoying (aka if they ask Mauro Ranallo to tone it down or not), if the production is ghetto, and if the show just looks like a total cock-up or not. Thus far, Affliction seems to have been willing to throw money at all their potential problems so I’d certainly hope they’re hiring a top notch crew to handle the taping and direction of the show. But it’s nice to know that we get a look under the hood and a kick at the tires before having to pay for anything.