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September 29, 2006


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INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE (IFL), FOX SPORTS NET PROVIDE CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS OF ORIGINAL ACTION SUNDAY AND MONDAY
First-ever airing of Matt Lindland-Jeremy Horn fight runs Sunday, Pitbulls-Silverbacks and Gracie-Miletich Superfight airs Monday as part of two hour "Best Damn Sports Show Period" Special

NEW YORK, September 28, 2006 – The International Fight League (IFL) will provide fans with two consecutive nights of action this coming Sunday, Oct. 1, and Monday night, Oct. 2, on Fox Sports Net. Sunday night, fans will get to see a one-hour special featuring the Jeremy Horn-Matt Lindland fight from Memorial Coliseum in Portland. On Monday night, the IFL and FSN will present a special two-hour prime-time edition of "The Best Damn Sports Show Period," featuring last week’s battle between the Silverbacks and the Pitbulls. The team matchup will then be followed by the much-anticipated Pat Miletich-Renzo Gracie Superfight, which wrapped up the "World Team Championship" quarterfinal evening last Saturday at The Mark in Moline, Illinois. The Monday matchup will also see the legendary announce team of Stephen Quadros and Bas Rutten reunited for the first time in several years.

"These consecutive nights of IFL action will go on the ‘must-see’ list for all MMA fans, and being part of the ‘Best Damn Sports Show Period’ Monday night will be an added plus," said IFL Commissioner and co-founder Kurt Otto. "The fans who witnessed these two events first hand will get to relive them on tape, while those around the country will be treated to the action they have only read about thus far for the first time."

The Sunday night action on FSN is slated to run in most areas at 6:00 p.m. local time, with the exception of FSN Arizona, where it will air at 5:30 p.m. The show will also be re-broadcast throughout the week, and the entire FSN schedule is available online at www.ifl.tv.

The Monday night two-hour special will air in most markets at 8:00 pm. local time, with the exception of FSN Arizona, where it will air at 7:30 p.m. The show will also be re-broadcast later that night and throughout the week.



Prelude to Combat in the Cage III
By Jim Genia

When: September 30th. Where: Brookdale College in Lyncroft, New Jersey. What: Combat in the Cage III, "Marked Territory." Promoter Ed Hsu returns once more to the realm of pro MMA combat, this time with a card featuring a veritable who’s who in local fighting talent. From the pioneers of the sport to the current top-of-the-heap, Marked Territory has got ‘em all in what promises to be a night of action. Here’s a look at some of the fighters:



Dante Rivera - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Dante Rivera

A Ricardo Almeida disciple and former Reality Fighting champ, Rivera steps into the cage on September 30th against a very skilled striker in Eric Tavares. Expect a rock-solid game plan involving takedowns and a ton of submission attempts before this one is over.



Chris Ligouri - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Chris Ligouri

Solid jiu-jitsu and solid boxing. That’s Ligouri in a nutshell, and as one of the Northeast’s more experienced fighters (he’s been in everything from the UFC to the MFC), he’s a handful for any welterweight out there.



Eddy Rolon - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Eddy Rolon

A crafty grappler with more ring time than you can shake a stick at, Rolon is one of the true MMA pioneers around these parts. It’s been over three years since his last venture into the ring, but the founder of Team Endgame is dusting off the gloves to take on Jerry Spiegel in what will be a battle between two of the nicest – and goofiest – guys in the sport.



Jose Rodriguez - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Jose Rodriguez

He can out-strike the best of them, and dear Lord can he hit hard. A biceps injury has kept Rodriguez on the sidelines, but the salty slugger returns to action at Combat in the Cage to face ground specialist Tenyeh Dixon. Is Rodriguez healed enough to knock Dixon’s head into the third row? Or will Dixon do to Rodriguez what he did to the last striker he faced (i.e., submit the crap out of him)?



Carlos Moreno - Photo by Tom DeFazio

Carlos Moreno

It’s been nearly two years, but the crowd-pleasing, heavy-handed heavyweight is finally making his return. With his brutal KO power and dead-on accuracy, Moreno was a Ring of Combat champ and at the top of the food chain — until Matt Serra-trained Tom Muller put him on his back and slapped on the choke. Will John Murphy stand and trade with Moreno on Saturday? And if so, how long before Moreno sends him into la-la land?



The full card as of 9/27:

185-pound Title Fight
Dante Rivera (Team Renzo/Almeida) vs. Eric Tavares (ATT/IM Sports)

170-pound Title Fight
Chris Ligouri (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Matt Brown (Jorge Gurgel)

205-pound Title Fight
Todd Going (Team Renzo/Almeida) vs. John Doyle (freestyle)

Main Card
Jose Rodriguez (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Tenyeh Dixon (Ground Control)
Carlos Moreno (freestyle) vs. John Murphy (Team Shamrock)
Jim Miller (Planet Jiu-Jitsu) vs. Binky Jones (Ground Control)
Eddy Rolon (Team Endgame) vs. Jerry Spiegel (Team Lionkill)
Tom Galechio (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Jose Sulsona (Ultimate Dragon)
Andre Soares (ATT/IM Sports) vs. Matt McCabe (Jorge Gurgel)
Jay Coleman (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Dave Drago (Team Drago)
Dave Church (Team PKA) vs. Greg Soto (Jersey Shore BJJ)
George Sullivan (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Marc Stevens (TaiKai)
Tom Purcell (Team Propain) vs. Sergio Vignare (Team Renzo/Almeida)
Branden Bice (PA Posse) vs. Glen Sandull (Cornerstone Martial Arts)
Anthony Montanaro (Pitts Penn) vs. Khristian Geraci (Pittsburgh Fight Club)

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