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Steve Cofield

UFC may finally have a real rival

Steve Cofield

For the first time ever stateside the UFC could have some mixed martial arts competition to worry about. MMARated.com is breaking the news that an Andrei Arlovski v. Roy Nelson fight is a late addition to the EliteXC Oct. 4 CBS show. For a fight of this magnitude to be added less than 10 days before the card is certainly odd but the intriguing part is the fact that the No. 2 and 3 MMA promoters in the U.S. are working together on a promotion. Arlovski and Nelson are both Affliction fighters.

Does this mean we're seeing the beginning of Affliction, EliteXC, CBS, Golden Boy and Showtime working together?

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