UFC FIGHTERS ANDERSON SILVA AND JAMES IRVIN
Saturday night marked the first time that MMA organizations UFC and upstart Affliction went head-to-head on the same night. To combat Affliction’s “Banned” card (their biggest to date) UFC put a free card on Spike tv to go up against it.
The Affliction card was held before a sold out crowd in Anaheim. Fedor destroyed former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia with a rear naked choke 36 seconds into the first round of the main event. Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski also looked good with a third round knockout. Other winners included Josh Barnett, Nogueira, Matt Lindland, Paul Buentello, Vitor Belfort, Babalu, and Mike Pyle.
UFC’s event was held at The Palms in Las Vegas. Anderson Silva, the UFC’s middleweight champion, moved up to the 205 pound weight class and destroyed James Irvin with a first round knockout. Other fights on the card included victories by Kevin Burns and Brandon Vera . Hermes Franca and Jake O’Brien were surprise losers on the UFC card.
UFC 87 will take place in Minneapolis August 6th. It features welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Minnesota native and former wrestling star Brock Lesnar is also on the card. Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta will batlle at 155 pounds as well.
FEDOR: HAD AN EASIER TIME SATURDAY NIGHT