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“Affliction: Day of Reckoning” LIVE Play-by-Play and Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 24th, 2009
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Affliction: Day of Reckoning

Affliction Entertainment’s “Day of Reckoning” event is officially underway at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The event will be headlined by WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emeilianenko defending his title against former UFC champ Andrei Arlovski. 5thRound.com will be on location to provide you the best LIVE Round-by-Round coverage and results. 

The preliminary bouts aired free on HDNet at 7:30PM ET/4:30PT and the main bouts will be available only on pay-per-view at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Quick Results:

Brett Cooper Defeated Patrick Speight via TKO at 4:10 in the 2ndRound
Albert Rios Defeated Antonio Duarte via Unanimous Decision (29-28 All Three Judges)
LC Davis Defeated Bao Quach via Unanimous Decision (29-28 All Three Judges)
Antonio Nogueira Defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO at 4:26 in the 2ndRound
Dan Lauzon Defeated Bobby Green via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 4:55 in the 1stRound
Paul Buentello Defeated Kiril Sidelnikov via TKO(Referee Stoppage) at 4:18 in the 3rdRound
Renato “Babalu” Sobral Defeated Thierry Sokoudjou via Submission (D’arce Choke) at 2:36 in the 2ndRound
Vitor Belfort Defeated Matt Lindland via TKO at :37 in the 1stRound
Josh Barnett Defeated Gilbert Yvel via Submission(Strikes) at 3:05 in the the 3rdRound
Fedor EmelianenkoDefeated Andrei Arlovski via KOat 3:14 in the 1stRound
Jay Heiron Defeated Jason High via KO at 1:04 in the 1stRound (Swing Bout)

Round-by-Round Coverage:

Preliminary Bouts:

Brett Cooper (169) vs. Patrick Speight (169)

1stRound:

Both fighters take the center of the ring, but not too much activity. The crowd starts to boo as both fighters continue to dance. Spieght finally lands a few nice punches as they clinch and separate. Cooper is the more active of the two fighters, constantly going on the attack. After a quick exchange of leg kicks, Cooper missed a big over-hand right.

Cooper takes the fight to the ground, and lands some leg kicks as he stands over Spieght.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Cooper

2ndRound:

Both fighters come out very active, as Cooper once again gets the better of the exchanges. He lands a nice left hook to Spieght’s face. Spieght lands two good straight jabs before he eats a couple in return.

Cooper comes back with a flurry and is able to drop Spieght. Cooper jumps into his guard and is very active in his G’nP attack. After little activity, Cooper lets Spieght back up.

Cooper drops Spieght with a vicious right uppercut and the fight is stopped.

Brett Cooper Defeated Patrick Speight via TKO at 4:10 in the 2ndRound

Albert Rios (145) vs. Antonio Duarte (145)

1stRound:

Rios shoots for a single leg, and is able to finally take Duarte down in the corner of the ring. Duarte works his way back up to his feet without receiving any damage. Rios is the more accurate fighter thus far, however eats a right and drops Rios.
Both fighters get back to their feet and start to clinch in the corner.

Rios takes the fight to the ground once again and lands in side mount. Duarte is able to escape a guillotine choke, and goes for one of his own. Rios escapes as they land in a north-south position, with Duarte on top.

Rios lands two nice lefts with no answer. Rios ends the round with a flurry, landing a few nice head shots.

5thRound Scores Round:10-9, Duarte

2ndRound:

Rios goes on the attack and is able to secure a takedown, but Duarte is able to stand back up. Both fighters go for big bombs, however none connect. Rios secures another takedown, this time he is able to land in side control. Once again, Duarte is able to get the fight back up.

Rios lands a nice leg kick, however is unable to followup with anything else. Duarte finally goes on the attack, landing a leg kick and some punches of his won. Rios lands a nice body shot, and Duarte counters with a good uppercut. Rios shoots again for a takedown, however Duarte does a good job in fighting him off.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Rios

3rdRound:

Rios lands a powerful leg kick to begin the final round. Both fighters exchange strikes in the center of the ring, Duarte looks to be going for the home run shot knowing that he is down on the cards. Duarte lands a nice leg kick of his own, however he will need much more than that to win. Rios shoots in again for a single-leg, but Duarte is able to fend him off.

With less than a minute to go, Duarte goes for a big right that misses and eats a good combination for his troubles.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Rios
5thRound Scores Bout: 29-28, Rios

Albert Rios Defeated Antonio Duarte via Unanimous Decision (29-28 All Three Judges)

LC Davis (143.75) vs. Bao Quach (145)

1stRound:

Quach takes the center of the ring, however slips as he throws a punch and Davis is able to land a couple head shots. Both fighters clinch in the corner, with Davis landing a nice knee. Davis goes for the takedown, however Quach is able to secure a guillotine attempt. Davis is able to escape and get the fight back up.

Quach lands a nice elbow as the two separate. Davis goes for another takedown and finally gets it. He lands in Quach’s closed guard and Quach goes for an armbar attempt. Davis escapes and the fighters clinch. Davis tries a standing guillotine choke, but Quach escapes and lands in side control. He advances to full mount with relative ease and lands a few pot-shots. Quach lands a big elbow and is able to take Davis’ back. Quach secures a rear-naked choke, however Davis is able to fight him off for the final 30 seconds of the round.

5thRound Scores Round:10-9, Quach

2ndRound:

Davis lands a solid leg kick, however Quach is able to take Davis to the mat. He immediately passes to side control and tried to get an armbar. He lost the submission attempt, although landed in full mount once again. Quach continues to throw elbow and strikes, but nothing too powerful. Quach goes for an armbar and loses top position.

Davis is now in Quach’s guard and is very active in his attack. Davis is able to take Quach’s back and is relentless in his attack. He catches Quach in an odd upside-down position and lands multiple shots to his head. Quach finally is able to escape danger and get the fight back up.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Davis

3rdRound:

Davis comes out throwing and is able to secure a takedown after getting a body lock on Quach. Quach is able to reverse positions and now has Davis pinned in the corner. He picks Davis up and slams him to the mat. Quach appears to be a little tired as all he is doing in laying on Davis. Davis finally fights his way back up, as both fighters exchange knees.

Davis now takes Quach down and throws countless strikes in Quach’s guard. Davis is landing multiple shots to Quach’s face and is relentless in his ground attack. Quach appears too tired to put up much of an attack, as Davis lays on him for the final minute of the fight.

5thRound Scores Round:10-9, Davis
5thRound Scores Bout: 29-28, Davis

LC Davis Defeated Bao Quach via Unanimous Decision (29-28 All Three Judges)

Antonio Nogueira (204.75) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (204.50)

1stRound:

Both fighters circle the center of the ring for the fight’s opening minutes. Nogueira lands a nice knee to Matyushenko’s head as they engage in a quick clinch. Nogueira is the more patient fighter, controlling the center of the ring. The crowd gets feisty as both fighters refuse to engage.

They finally throw some big strikes, however nothing lands for either fighter. Nogueira lands a leg kick as Matyushenko continues to back away. Nogueira is the more active of the tentative fighters, while Matyushenko continues to play cornerback.

5thRound Scores Round:Nogueira, 10-9

2ndRound:

Nogeuira continues to control the center of the ring. To his credit, he at least appears to be trying to fight. Matyushenko finally lands a shot to what appears to be the back of Nogueira’s head and dazes him. Matyushenko senses he is wobbly and goes in for the kill. Nogueira seems to have recovered nicely and once again on the attack.

After that brief exciting exchange, both fighters go into their 1stRound routine of inactivity. The crows starts up with their boos once again. Nogueira goes on the attack to end the round, landing two nice knees. He drops Matyushenko with a third and fourth knee, as the referee steps in to stop the fight.

Antonio Nogueira Defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO at 4:26 in the 2ndRound

Main Bouts:

Dan Lauzon (155.50) vs. Bobby Green (155.50)

1stRound:

Lauzon lands a nice right hook and a left jab to follow. Green is able to clinch and lands multiple knees to Lauzon’s midsection. Lauzon swings big but misses twice with the left. Geen hits Lauzon with an accidental kick to the grain. Luazon is taking his allotted rest period to recover.

Luazon finally recovers and immediately goes on the attack. Luazon is a little overanxious and Green able to take him to the mat and land solid shots. As Luazon tries to get up, Green lands a couple of solid knees and get the fight back down. Luazon almost catches Green in a triangle, however Green is able to escape.

Green hovers over Luazon as he throws punches to his head, Has Luazon makes his way back up, Green lands another illegal shot to Luazon’s groin, this time a knee. Luazon is once again taking his allotted rest period to recover. Luazon gets up and the fast-paced action continues.

Green, the last-minute replacement, may be a little too aggressive as he lands yet another illegal kick to Luazon’s groin. Luazon is resting in his corner. Luazon gets back up, and Green immediately takes him down. For a brief minute, Luazon had a hold of Green’s leg and went for a kneebar submission. Luazon is able to take his back, and get one hook in. Green taps to a rear-naked choke with less than 10 second left in the 1stRound.

Dan Lauzon Defeated Bobby Green via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 4:55 in the 1stRound

Paul Buentello (244) vs. Kiril Sidelnikov (229.50)

1stRound:

Sidelnikov takes the center of the ring and comes out swinging. His stand up looks sharp in the early going. Buentello lands a nice right uppercut as they clinch against the ropes. Sidelnikov had Buentello pinned in the corner, however Buentello was able to escape without any damage.

Buentello now has Sidelnikov locked up in a corner and lands a nice shoulder shot. Sidelnikov reverses as the two continue to clinch. Buentello lands a nice left head kick, but Sidelnikov is able to recover. Sidelnikov goes for two overhand rights, landing one of them.

Buentello lands a stiff left jab in the center of the ring, and is able to clinch the Russian and pin him in the corner. Sidelnikov once again is able to reverse and he lands an impressive right as the bell rings. Very close round to call.

5thRound Scores Round:10-9, Buentello

2ndRound:

Buentello lands a sharp one-two combination, and follows that up with another stiff jab. Sidelnikov takes the center of the ring, trying to control Buentello’s direction, however Buentello continues to land uncontested punches to the face. His jab is looking exceptional.

Sidelnikov finally scores his first flurry, as he lands three consecutive punches to Buentello’s head. They clinch in the corner of the ring, and Buentello is able to land an uppercut to separate. Sidelnikov connects with a powerful leg kick. Sidelnikov goes for a shot, but Buentello stuffs him and lands another solid left hook. Then two more jabs to follow. Then another three. Buentello just missed on a left head kick and sends Sidelnikov back with another left jab.

One final left jab to end the round.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Buentello

3rdRound:

To start the 3rdRound, it is Buentello that commands the center of the ring. Not too much activity, however Sidelnikov looks a little more aggressive than the previous rounds. Buentello lands a vicious uppercut as the two clinch for the slightest moment. Another jab by Buentello. Sidelnikov steps in and Buentello lands a solid left to send him back a few steps.

Buentello lands yet another jab, and follows that up with a right to send Sidelnikov to the canvas, knocking out his mouth piece. After a brief time-out to clean it, Buentello comes back firing with the left. Buentello is once again the aggressor.

Referee calls for the doctor to look at Sidelnikov, and the fight is stopped with 42 seconds left to go in the 3rdRound.

Paul Buentello Defeated Kiril Sidelnikov via TKO(Referee Stoppage) at 4:18 in the 3rdRound

Renato “Babalu” Sobral (204) vs. Thierry Sokoudjou (205.25)

1stRound:

Both fighters come out swinging, as Babalu goes in on a tentative shoot. Sokoudjou shrugs him off, as both fighters fall to the mat. They both get back up and clinch against the ropes, exchanging light knees. Sokoudjou goes for a head kick and Babalu goes in for a takedown, sending Sokoudjou through the ropes.

They restart in the corner and Sokoudjou is able to get Babalu down and into Babalu’s guard. Sokoudjou is raining down strikes to Babalu’s head and he struggles to get the fight back up. With a wizard, Sokoudjou was able to get Babalu back down for a second.

5thRound Scores Round:10-9, Sokoudjou

2ndRound:

Babalu comes out firing and lands some nice combinations. He is able to take Sokoudjou to the ground and connects with some solid G’nP. Babalu is patient, yet relentless in his ground attack, changing it up with elbows and punches. As they go through the ropes, the referee restarts them in the center of the ring.

Babalu has now advanced to a half-guard, however Sokoudjou is squirming to get out. Babalu secures an dars choke, forcing Sokoudjou to tap.

Renato “Babalu” Sobral Defeated Thierry Sokoudjou via Submission (D’arce Choke) at 2:36 in the 2ndRound

Vitor Belfort (184) vs. Matt Lindland (186)

1stRound:

Lindland takes the center of the ring, however Belfort lands a vicious left hook and instantly drops Lindland. Belfort immediately pounces on him and lands four final shots on the ground before the fight is stopped.

Lindland laid motionless on the mat for quite some time while medical staff attended to him. They brought in a neck brace and stretcher, however Lindland was finally able to walk out of the ring on his own power.

Vitor Belfort Defeated Matt Lindland via TKO at :37 in the 1stRound

Josh Barnett (248) vs. Gilbert Yvel (240)

1stRound:

Barnett takes command of the center of the ring and fires a risky straight right that misses. Yvel lands a nice leg kick, but was unable to follow up with and of his punches. Barnett gets a body lock on Yvel, although eats a lot of punches in the process. Barnett is now unleashing some aggressive G’nP and lands a nice elbow.

Barnett advances to half-guard and attempts a kimora. Yvel is able to escape, however Barnett goes after it again. Barnett postures up and continues to try and advance. He goes for the kimora a third time, however Yvel was doing a good job in keeping it in half-guard.

Barnett finally gets full mount and rains down punches. The fight was very close to being stopped, as Barnett was landing punch after punch in full mount. Yvel was able to slide out the back door in the round’s final seconds.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Barnett

2ndRound:

Yvel goes for some risky strikes and Barnett is able to easily take the fight to the ground. He lands in a dominate side mount position and starts to go to work. As Barnett attempts another kimora, Yvel is able to get him into his half-guard. Barnett maneuvers into full mount with little resistance from Yvel.

Although Barnett was in the full mount position for almost two minutes of the round, he seems to have lost a little wind as his attack was not as vicious as in the 1stRound. Yvel finally throws some shots from the bottom, but Barnett marches on.

Yvel is able to reverse with a few seconds in the round and lands a couple of nice strikes. Not enough to win the round though.

5thRound Scores Round: 10-9, Barnett

3rdRound:

Barnett allows Yvel to swing wildly as he moves in and secures a dominate slam. He easily gets to the full mount position and lands a sharp elbow. Yvel continues to squirm, however Barnett’s base is far too good as he continues to throw punches to Yvel’s face.

The crowd starts to boo as they feel Barnett should be unleashing a barrage to finish the fight. Barnett responds and gives the crowd what they asked for as Yvel finally taps from the the strikes.

Josh Barnett Defeated Gilbert Yvel via Submission (Strikes) at 3:05 in the the 3rdRound

Andrei Arlovski (237) vs. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA Heavyweight Champion) (230)

1stRound:

Emelianenko takes the center of the ring, however Arlovski throws a leg kick which the champion unsuccessfully tired to catch. Arlovski landed a quick right hook, however Emelianenko was unfazed. Emelianenko is throwing big shots, however none have landed just yet. They both clinch, as Arlovski tries unsuccessfully tires to trip Emelianenko and take the fight to the ground.

They continue to clinch in the corner of the ring and Arlovski lands a knee to the midsection. Arlovski lands a nice right, and follows it up with a left front kick to the midsection that sent the champion back. However as he went in the for the kill, Arlovski auspiciously decided to go for a risky flying knee which Emelianenko met with a vicious right that knocks Arlovski out cold.

Fedor Emelianenko Defeated Andrei Arlovski via KO at 3:14 in the 1stRound

Jay Heiron (169.25) vs. Jason High (170) – Swing Bout

1stRound:

Not much activity as both fighters circle each other. Then out of the blue, Heiron lands a devastating shot that sends High to the mat. He is out cold, in the corner of the ring.

Jay Heiron Defeated Jason High via KO at 1:04 in the 1stRound

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