The latest match to be made official for Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” pay-per-view event on Jan. 24 is a light heavyweight encounter between Renato “Babalu” Sobral and former Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland.
News of the bout became official earlier today in a report by SI.com’s Josh Gross in which Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio was quoted.
Sobral vs. Lindland joins the card’s previously announced main event between WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.
According to Gross, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is also expected for the card in his second career fight at middleweight. However, the report states that a rumored bout between Belfort and DREAM middleweight Grand Prix winner Gegard Mousasi is unlikely.
Additionally, a light heavyweight fight between Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is slated to headline the undercard with a lightweight clash between Chris Horodecki and Dan Lauzon also rumored to be taking place. FiveOuncesOfPain.com also previously reported that Jay Hieron is expected to take on Jason High in welterweight action.