The UFC absorbs twenty Affliction contracts, details to come on Friday

The UFC have taken over the contracts of around twenty Affliction fighters following their collapse last Friday, with rumours beginning to circulate that there could be a few big names involved.

According to a Zuffa official revealed the news to them earlier this week, with the two promotions coming to the agreement that Affliction would stop promoting MMA events.

With the likes of Gegard Mousasi, Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Jay Hieron involved with the Strikeforce promotion, these fighters are highly unlikely to be among the names set to be announced on Friday during the media conference call.

By Michael Pepper.