International Fight League (ifl) World Team Championship Final To Be Held At Mohegan Sun On Friday, December 29
From the event’s promoter:
INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE (IFL) WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL TO BE HELD AT MOHEGAN SUN ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Winners of November 2 semifinals as well as five Superfights highlighted by world champions Renzo Gracie and Carlos Newton to be featured on action-packed card
NEW YORK, October 11, 2006 — The International Fight League (IFL) today announced that the 2006 World Team Championship final will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Friday, December 29 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature the winning teams from the November 2 semifinal between Bas Rutten’s Anacondas and Matt Lindland’s Wolfpack, as well as Pat Miletich’s Silverbacks vs. Carlos Newton’s Dragons. The night will also feature five Superfights, including Renzo Gracie (Holmdel, N.J.) and Newton (Newmarket, Ontario) facing off for just the second time ever. Tickets for the IFL World Team Championship Final at Mohegan Sun are on sale now and are available through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. Customers may log onto ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster phone number; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.
The remaining Superfight schedule will be announced shortly.
"We are very excited to return to the East Coast and have our first event at Mohegan Sun," IFL co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto said. "The feedback we have received in Portland, Moline and Atlantic City has been nothing but positive and we know that this will be the perfect venue for us to both wrap up our 2006 events and look ahead to our first full season in 2007."
The Anacondas reached the Nov. 2 semifinals (being held in Portland, Oregon) by sweeping the Sabres (based in Tokyo), 5-0, on September 9, the same night that that Portland’s Wolfpack defeated the Tiger Sharks (based in Seattle), 3-2. The Silverbacks edged the Pitbulls (based in New York), 3-2, while the Dragons (based in Toronto) edged the Razorclaws (based in San Jose), 3-2, Sept. 23 in Moline, Illinois. Newton and Gracie have faced each other only once before, with Newton taking a split decision on Oct. 5, 2003, in Saitama, Japan.