Affliction: Banned was a Mixed Martial Arts event produced by Doug Jacobs and Tony Martinez. It took place on July 19, 2008 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The card at Banned featured many of the top MMA heavyweight fighters.
The main event was the return of Pride World Heavyweight Championship Fedor Emelianenko fighting against former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia. Emelianenko submitted Sylvia thirty-six seconds into the first round to win in convincing fashion.
After the fight, Randy Couture entered the ring and Emelianenko expressed his desire to fight Couture next. The event saw victories by former UFC Heavyweight Champions Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett, with Barnett avenging an earlier loss to Pedro Rizzo, and by former UFC Light-heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort. Former UFC standout Matt Lindland and former Pride FC standout Antonio Rogerio Nogueira won.
Megadeth performed at the event.
Tony Martinez, President of Integrated Sports Media West Coast, commentating at Affliction Banned with Benny Ricardo