Matt Lindland and Vitor Belfort will clash for the first-ever Affliciton middleweight championship at Affliction 2 on October 11th in Las Vegas, according to Tatame.com.
â€œItâ€™ll be a great fight, weâ€™ll see who is the best of the world thereâ€, Belfort told Tatame. â€œI saw his fight with NegÃ£o and heâ€™s a warrior. He comes be over you, but I donâ€™t think he has the strength to stay over me. Iâ€™ll go to knock him out. My punches are well-aimed and when it hits he wonâ€™t stand.”
Lindland (21-5) defeated Fabio Negao via unanimous decision at Affliction “Banned” on July 19th.
Belfort (17-8) knocked UFC veteran Terry Martin out cold in the second-round of their bout at Affliction’s first-ever event.
Affliction 2 will be headlined by a WAMMA heavyweight championship bout between title-holder Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.