The UFC’s reaction this week to Affliction: Banned’s debut promotion July 19th has been swift and aggressive. Within a matter of days, the UFC has added five bouts to their free UFC Fight Night 14 card, which will be headlined by current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva making his debut in the 205-pound division against James Irvin.
The UFC’s last minute attempt to counter Affliction’s PPV event with UFC Fight Night 14, which will be held at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is starting to take shape nicely. Thus far, the following fights have been announced:
Nate Loughran vs. Johnny Rees
Jake O’Brien vs. Cain Velasquez
Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns
Hermes Franca vs. Frankie Edgar
Reese Andy vs. Brandon Vera
James Irvin vs. Anderson Silva
If you are a MMA fan, July 19th will be a great day for you. Affliction: Banned will be kicking off with a free LIVE show on Fox Sports Net at 8PM EST – “Affliction LIVE.” This event will feature two bouts: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vernon “Tiger” White and Paul Buentello vs. Aleksander Emelianenko.
Immediately following this telecast you can tune into their PPV event, which will be starting at 9PM EST. Of course this star studded card is headlined by Tim Sylvia taking on Fedor Emelianenko.
UFC Fight Night 14 will be televised on SpikeTV.