UFC vs Affliction
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Affliction are two of the most famous professional mixed martial arts organizations. Mixed martial arts, which is known popularly as Ultimate Fighting, is a combat sport wherein competitors use different kinds of martial arts techniques and skills.
What is UFC?
UFC has hosted many worldwide events showcasing the top-ranked mixed martial artist in the world. Currently, it has seven different weight classes ranging from Bantamweight (126-135lbs) to Heavyweight (206-265lbs). There are more than 30 fouls in a UFC match which is listed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that includes the most common fouls like head-butting and groin attacks. The match ends through submission, knock-out, technical knock-out, and judges’ decision.
What is Affliction?
Affliction was founded around 2008 by an Affliction Clothing independent branch. Affliction promoted two pay-per-view events (Affliction: Banned and Affliction: Day of Reckoning) and a cancelled event (Affliction: Trilogy). The Trilogy fight was supposed to be between Josh Bernett and Fedor Emelianenko, but it got cancelled 11 days before the scheduled date due to non-issuance of license to Josh Bernett by the California State Athletic Commission after Bernett tested positive of using anabolic steroids.
What is the difference between UFC and Affliction?
UFC is owned and managed by Zuffa, LLC (created by Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank Fertitta) and Affliction is managed in partnerships of Golden Boy Promotions, Business Magnate Donald Trump, and M-1 Global. In the start, Affliction struggled to join the MMA industry.When it joined the MMA Organizations at a later year, UFC was already being treated by other MMA Organizations and MMA fans as a pillar of MMA Sports. Though Affliction was new to the MMA world, UFC saw them as a threat because, during the Affliction: Banned event night, UFC also held their event UFC: Silva vs. Irvin. However, in 2009, Affliction stopped promoting MMA fight events but came back to life as a UFC sponsor. Today, majority of the MMA fans around the world think that UFC and MMA are the same.
UFC vs Affliction
• UFC is owned and managed by Zuffa, LLC of Fertitta brothers whereas Affliction is owned by a partnership between Golden Boy Promotions, Business Magnate Donald Trump, and M-1 Global.
• UFC have promoted many MMA events worldwide up-to-date while Affliction only promoted two events in its 2-year career.
• UFC still exists and continues to provide entertainment to millions of mixed martial arts fans. On the other hand, Affliction Entertainment is now out of business as one of the MMA promoters.