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Affliction 2 rescheduled for Jan. 17 with Fedor

Affliction has pushed back its second show, "Day of Reckoning," to a new date and location.

Originally scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show has been rescheduled for Jan. 17 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The postponement was partially due to low tickets, but Affliction is spinning this move as good news. According to a report on NBCSports.com, Affliction COO Michael Cohen said Affliction will make a major announcement in the next two weeks that would "change the dynamics of mixed martials arts. Not just nationally, but globally."

Also, headlining the Jan. 17 card will be Fedor Emelianenko, who will defend his WAMMA heavyweight belt against an opponent to be announced. Fedor would have main evented the Oct. 11 date but he didn't sign on due to a hand injury.

Instead, Affliction set up a number one contender bout between Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett. Among the other fighters scheduled for the card were Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Vladmir Matyushenko, Roy Nelson, Paul Buentello, Chris Horodecki and Jay Hieron. "Day of Reckoning" on Oct. 11 was scheduled to air on HDNet and on pay-per-view.