Belfort (17-8) defeated Terry Martin at Affliction’s first-ever event in July, but is currently serving a 180-day medical suspension and will need to be cleared early to take on Lindland (21-5), who topped Fabio Negao via unanimous decision at the July event.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vladimir Matyushenko was also officially added to the main card.
On the three-bout preliminary card, which will be broadcast on HDNet, IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson will meet Paul Buentello and Mike Pyle will take on Jason High.
The promotion also announced on Wednesday the signing of IFL lightweight standout Chris Horodecki. Horodecki will make his Affliction debut at “Day of Reckoning”, but his opponent has not yet been determined. IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron is also expected to be in action at the October event.
Noticeably absent from the press conference was former UFC light hevayweight champion Tito Ortiz. Ortiz, who had reportedly signed a deal with the promotion on Tuesday that was to be announced at the Wednesday press conference, remains a free agent according to reports but is still expected to sign with Affliction in the coming days. He is expected to face UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral on the Affliction “Day of Reckoning” main card.
Rumored Affliction “Day of Reckoning” participants Aleksander Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, and Ben Rothwell were not added to the fight card on Wednesday and are unlikely to fight at Affliction’s second-ever event.
Tickets for the event go on sale on Saturday, August 9th, at UNLVTickets.com and range in price from $75 to $500.