UFC Confirms the Signing of Several Affliction Fighters

Dana White confirmed today that several Affliction fighters have been signed by the UFC.

  • Vitor Belfort
  • Ben Rothwell
  • Paul Buentello
  • Paul Daley
  • Dan Lauzon
  • Chase Gormley
  • Rafaello Oliveira

Belfort will make his return at UFC 103 against Rich Franklin.  Rothwell will debut against his original opponent, Chase Gormely at UFC 104.  Dan Lauzon will fight Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103.  It can be assumed that Paul Daley will fight on the November card which takes place in his native England.

Additionaley several other fighters will make the move to Zuffa owned WEC including…

  • Mark Hominck
  • L.C. Davis
  • Javier Vazquez

This accounts for much of Affliction’s roster save a few.  Hieron, Sobral and Mousasi will all be fighting for a title at Strikeforce’s August 15th event.  It can only be assumed that the Fedor fiasco will continue.  Also, we will have to wait to see where a few of the other guys like Takanori Gomi, Chris Horodecki, and Gilbert Yvel land.

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