Dr J over at MMAHQ is reporting and Ben Rothwell is confirming the addition of Arlovski vs Rothwell to the Affliction card. This bout is scheduled for July 19th on the undercard of Fedor Vs Tim Sylvia.Ben Rothwell: just remember back at the post "lets get the rumor right its not about who"
ya well i was trying to clear up that i was not fighting AA in Sept on another org. as the original rumor stated. I tried to never say if i was/was not fighting AA but most all the forum took it that way, sorry i guess.
anyway I'm excited to fight a top10 HW, so thanks for the support, peace
According to Dr J, Arlovski has signed with AdrenalineMMA and is being loaned out to the Affliction card, though there has been no independent verification of this. The Adrenaline promotion is headed up by Monte Cox and are focusing on being a mid-level regional player in the MMA landscape, much like Strikeforce in Northern Cali and the West Coast. Adrenaline has focused on the Midwest, with their initial cards being in suburban Chicago and the Quad-Cities area. Signing Arlovski to Adrenaline makes sense since he is headquartered out of Chicago and could be a significant draw for them.
Arlovski is a former UFC heavyweight champion who recently became a free agent after his Victory over Jake O'Brien at UFC 82. Rothwell became a free agent January 1st of this year, after an undefeated run in the IFL for the Pat Miletich coached Silverbacks. Rothwell recently signed to AdrenalineMMA, which is headed up by his manager Monte Cox.
Update [2008-5-13 9:50:36 by Luke Thomas]:: Just so everything is clear, this story is NOT - I repeat: NOT - confirmed. This is, at best, interesting speculation and should be viewed as such. Apologies for any misconception.