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Broughton, part of FIGHTSHOP sponsored M-1 Team England, is 2-0 in M-1 after five years on the domestic UK MMA circuit. He made his name in the UK fighting on the now defunct Cage Rage promotion, defeating names such as James Thompson, Robert “Buzz” Berry, Eric “Butterbean” Esch and UFC fighter Neil Grove.

Rob "The Bear" Broughton

Rob "The Bear" Broughton

Rob enters the fight with three wins in his past four bouts, which included a first-round TKO win (due to injury) over Soufian Elgarne on June 5.

FIGHTSHOP have been fans of Rob’s for years and we think its about time he got a break on notable show. FIGHTSHOP wish Rob all the best for the 1st August.

Affliction tentative fight card.

  • Champ Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett (for WAMMA heavyweight title)
  • Paul Buentello vs. Tim Sylvia
  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
  • Vitor Belfort vs. Jorge Santiago
  • Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley
  • Paul Daley vs. Jay Hieron
  • Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
  • Mark Hominick vs. TBA
  • Brett Cooper vs. TBA
  • Rob Broughton vs. Jessie Gibbs
  • Deividas Taurosevicius vs. TBA

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According to MMA Fanhouse UK welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley has been booked for Affliction 3 to fight Jay Hieron.

Whilst Affliction hasn’t confirmed its third event yet the headline bout is believed to be Fedor vs Barnett.

Daley once tipped to be the UKs next big thing has suffered high profile losses against Jake Shields and Nick Thompson and although his last two fights have been victories, the shine has dulled on this once rising star. Daley will however have the chance to silence his critics on August 1st by taking on Hieron who has won his last five fights in a row.

Affliction 3 will take place on 1st August and its rumoured that it be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California

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