July 02, 2008

Affliction on Tuesday announced a change to the line-up of bouts that will air on Fox Sports Net prior to its live pay-per-view event dubbed "Banned."

The one-hour FSN telecast, "Affliction Live," will air live on Saturday, July at 8:00 p.m. ET. It was initially scheduled to feature Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Paul Buentello and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Vernon "Tiger" White.

White, however, has since been put on the Nevada State Athletic Commission's temporary suspension list pending an appeal hearing on July 9. He tested positive for a banned diuretic (Hydrochlorothiazide), following a kickboxing contest for Xtreme Fighting Association on May 31 in Las Vegas.

With White now off of the Affliction fight card, the promotion and FSN have announced that UFC veterans Victor Belfort and Terry Martin will fight on FSN instead. The middleweight bout will be Belfort's debut in the 185-pound division.

FSN's 16 owned-and-operated regional networks and its affiliated networks reach more than 80 million homes across the U.S.

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