It was announced today during the “Affliction Banned” press conference that Light Heavyweight fighter Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, twin brother of UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, signed a contract with Affliction this morning. VP of Affliction Tom Atencio made the announcement but didn’t specify an opponent yet.
The signing of Rodrigo Nogueira, as well as the rumored signing of Andre Arlovski, is making one hell of a card on July 19th.
“Affliction Banned” took its name from the recent bans from both the UFC and EliteXC that the clothing company has taken since creating their own MMA company.
We’ll have more information about today’s press conference very soon.