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Aleksander Emelianenko off of Affliction: Banned; Gary Goodridge tapped as last-minute replacement

- According to Sherdog, Aleksander Emelianenko was denied his license by the CSAC because he did not meet requirements and the fight with Paul Buentello on Saturday is off.

– Though Sherdog then came through again, stating Gary Goodridge would be named as a replacement on the Affliction card against Buentello since he was already licensed to fight in the state.

James Irvin originally weighed in at 207.5lbs for his main event against Anderson Silva but on his second try made 206lbs to get to the light-heavyweight limit. Every fighter on the UFC card made weight for their fights on Saturday.

– Everyone made weight for the Affliction: Banned card (Fedor: 230lbs, Sylvia: 263lbs) outside of Justin Levens. Levens weighed in at 189lbs for his middleweight bout but was granted his fight against Ray Lazama, though he will give up a percentage of his purse to him.

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