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Russia vs Belarus

Not a big surprise but nice to have confirmation: has learned that WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will face Andrei Arlovski at the upcoming Affliction show tentatively scheduled for January 24th in Anaheim, Calif.

Affliction Entertainment VP Tom Atencio confirmed the news with us earlier today.

Atencio also said that the promotion will officially announce the date, location and main fights on the card sometime next week and that it will be an MMA-only card but still co-promoted with Golden Boy Promotions.

It’s still interesting to note that Affliction and Golden Boy aren’t willing to confirm their date yet, probably out of fear that the UFC will somehow manage to reschedule UFC 93 or something equally devious.