As MMAJunkie noticed, Affliction (inconspicuously so) revealed Fedor Emelianenko's next opponent.
As posted on the promotion's web site, the WAMMA heavyweight champ will take on Andrei Arlovski at "Day of Reckoning" on Jan. 24.
Among other fighters promoted for the event are Josh Barnett, Matt Lindland, Vitor Belfort, Vladimir Matyushenko, Jay Hieron, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Chris Horodecki.
Arlovski (14-5) last defeated IFL champion Roy Nelson at "EliteXC: Heat" on Oct. 4 -- an event co-promoted by Affliction and the recently deceased EliteXC.
Emelianenko (28-1) last beat ex-UFC champion Tim Sylvia by submission at Affliction's debut event last July.
"Day of Reckoning" was originally set for Oct. 11 in Las Vegas, but was later postponed and moved because of a new partnership with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. Or, that's what Affliction claims anyway. As MMAJunkie notes, slow ticket sales may also have played a major part in the postponement. It is believed the Jan. 24 card will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
- Affliction website promotes Emelianenko vs. Arlovski for Jan. 24 (MMAJunkie)