- OZZY OSBOURNE GOES MMA

August 20, 2008
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Press Release
Las Vegas – Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne will perform live at Affliction “Day of Reckoning” on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Presented by Roy Englebrecht Events, Donald J. Trump, Affliction Entertainment in association with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the mixed martial arts event will be the first Affliction show in the Las Vegas area.

“To bring the ‘Godfather of Heavy Metal’ to our event is a dream come true,” said Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment. “An incredible fight card combined with Ozzy’s live performance, our fight in Las Vegas will be an unforgettable event.”

With a career spanning for more than 37 years, Ozzy has entertained in front of millions worldwide. The Grammy Award-winning rocker has released more than 20 solo albums including his first solo record, the multi-platinum Blizzard of Ozz to 2007’s success of Black Rain. Ozzy has continuously released chart-topping hits including “Dreamer,” “No More Tears” and “Mamma I’m Coming Home.” In 2002, Ozzy and his family gained national appeal with their record-breaking reality show “The Osbournes” on MTV. From singing sensation to reality star, Ozzy Osbourne epitomizes the free artistic expression that transcends true rock culture around the globe.

“Every performance needs a little blood,” said Ozzy Osbourne. “I look forward to seeing the fighters get roughed up a bit. Performing in Las Vegas is always a good time.”

Coming off the success of its inaugural fight card, “Affliction Banned,” Roy Englebrecht Events in association with Affliction Entertainment presents Affliction “Day of Reckoning” featuring the WAMMA Heavyweight elimination match between Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett.

Other fighters stepping into the ring that evening will include Matt Lindland, a native of Oregon City, Oregon; International Fight League light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko taking on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira; Mike “Quicksand” Pyle battling with Jason High and Las Vegas native Roy “Big Country” Nelson against Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello.

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