Trump is scheduled to formally announce the news at a press conference Thursday in New York City.
Arlovski, 29, confirmed his long-rumored signing and bout against
Defending the UFC belt twice in 14 months after capturing it in February 2005 against
Along with Sylvia and
Trump's involvement in Affliction materialized following a press conference May 22 at the real-estate mogul's New York Trump Towers to announce "Banned," the clothing manufacturer's debut MMA promotion, Atencio said.
Arlovski's inaugural fight for Affliction is scheduled to take place on the undercard of the Emelianenko-Sylvia bout, set for July 19 on pay-per-view from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.