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Sunday, Nov 19, 2006

Silverbacks-wolfpack Matchup, Gracie-newton Superfight Headline International Fight League World Team Championship Final December 29 At Mohegan Sun Arena


From the event’s promoter:


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SILVERBACKS-WOLFPACK MATCHUP, GRACIE-NEWTON SUPERFIGHT HEADLINE INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DECEMBER 29 AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
Eight Other IFL Athletes To Compete In Intraleague Superfights On 10-Fight Card

NEW YORK, November 20, 2006– The International Fight League (IFL), the world’s first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, today announced the rosters for the 2006 IFL World Team Championship final, to be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Friday, December 29, at 7 p.m. The team matchup between the Silverbacks, coached by Pat Miletich and based in Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill., and the Wolfpack, coached by Matt Lindland and based in Portland, Ore., yields five outstanding bouts. Renzo Gracie (Holmdel, N.J.) and Carlos Newton (Newmarket, Ontario) will square off in a Superfight matching two MMA legends and the coaches of the New York and Toronto teams, respectively. And four other bouts will feature members of IFL teams which did not advance to the finals, for a total of 10 fights on the card.

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 www.ticketmaster.com, call any Ticketmaster phone number, or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

The pairing of the Silverbacks and Wolfpack, who advanced to the final with respective semifinal victories in Portland on Nov. 2, brings together many of the league’s top athletes in intriguing matchups. The lightweight bout pits the Silverbacks’ Bart Palaszewski (Wonderlake, Ill.) against Ryan Schultz (Eagle Creek, Ore.). Sluggers Rory Markham (Chicago) and Chris Wilson (Portland, Ore.) go at it at 170 lbs. Ryan McGivern (Bettendorf, Iowa) takes on Matt Horwich (Gresham, Ore.) in the middleweight division. Mike Ciesnolevicz (Williamstown, Pa.) tangles with Aaron Stark (Portland, Ore.) at light heavyweight, while Ben Rothwell (Kenosha, Wis.) and Devin Cole (Medford, Ore.) battle in the heavyweight bout.

In addition to the Gracie-Newton Superfight, four intraleague Superfights involving IFL athletes supplement the card. Erik Owings (New York), who has fought for the Pitbulls, takes on Ed West (Tucson, Ariz.), a member of the Sabres this past year, in a 155-lb. bout. In a pair of light heavyweight fights, Brent Beauparlant (Montreal, Quebec) of the Dragons challenges Alex Schoenauer (Las Vegas) of the Anacondas, while the Pitbulls’ Jamal Patterson (Hoboken, N.J.) battles the Tiger Sharks’ Reese Andy (Billings, Mont.). Krzysztof Soszynski (Winnipeg, Manitoba) of the Anacondas and Mike Whitehead (Central Point, Ore.), who defeated Mark Kerr in an IFL Superfight in Portland on Nov. 2, clash in a heavyweight matchup.

"The Silverbacks and Wolfpack both proved they belong in the finals after their exciting victories in Portland," IFL co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto said. "By combining those interesting matchups with the Newton-Gracie Superfight and a series of intraleague Superfights showcasing some of our best athletes, we have a card that fans will really enjoy seeing."

The main Superfight will be the second contest between Newton and Gracie. Newton claimed a split decision on Oct. 5, 2003, in Saitama, Japan. It will be the first career matchup for competitors in each of other 10 bouts on the card.

About Mohegan Sun
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IFL World Team Championship Final, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn., Dec. 29, 2006

Wolfpack vs. Silverbacks
155 lb. Ryan Schultz (Gresham, Ore.) (1-1, 14-8-1) vs. Bart Palaszewski (Wonderlake, Ill.) (4-0, 24-7)
170 lb. Chris Wilson (Portland, Ore.) (1-1, 10-3) vs. Rory Markham (Chicago) (4-0, 10-1)
185 lb. Matt Horwich (Gresham, Ore.) (2-1, 17-7-1) vs. Ryan McGivern (Bettendorf, Iowa) (2-2, 8-3)
205 lb. Aaron Stark (Portland, Ore.) (2-0, 3-2) vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz (Williamstown, Pa.) (1-2, 9-2)
265 lb. Devin Cole (Medford, Ore.) (2-2, 6-3) vs. Ben Rothwell (Kenosha, Wis.) (3-0, 18-5)

Intraleague Superfights
155 lb. Erik Owings (New York, N.Y.) (1-1, 1-1) vs. Ed West (Tucson, Ariz.) (0-1. 8-2)
205 lb. Brent Beauparlant (Montreal, Que.) (1-1, 4-2) vs. Alex Schoenauer (Las Vegas, Nev.) (2-2, 10-6)
205 lb. Jamal Patterson (Hoboken, N.J.) (2-0, 2-0) vs. Reese Andy (Billings, Mont.) (1-1, 3-1)
265 lb. Mike Whitehead (Central Pt., Ore.) (1-0, 16-5) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (Winnipeg, Man.) (2-1, 11-5)

Superfight
Carlos Newton (Newmarket, Ont.) (0-0, 13-10) vs. Renzo Gracie (Holmdel, N.J.) (1-0, 11-6-1)


From the event’s promoter:


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Fury FC announces some single matches for November 30th:
Daniel Acacio, Delson "Pe de Chumbo", Cristiano Marcello and others added to the card!

The night of November 30th is rapidly approaching and Fury FC 2 – Final Combat is finally taking shape, with more bouts being announced officially by GSE, the company that produces Fury FC, adding all the elements that are needed for an exciting fighting card. With the finals of the 93 kg Grand Prix set to take place and gather a lot of attention at Tom Brasil, in Sao Paulo, where the show will take place, a lot of curiosity was surrounding the announcement of the single matches that would fill the card, and now some of them are revealed showing the potential for a truly action-packed night of fights.

Coming from the famous Chute Boxe academy in Brazil, and a veteran of Pride Bushido, Daniel Acacio is coming to Fury FC willing to claim his place among the top fighters at his weight class in the world. With a solid MMA career that includes a win over Pride Bushido Welterweight GP champion Kazuo Misaki, Acacio will have his hands full rematching IFL veteran Delson "Pe de Chumbo" Heleno, from Gracie Barra Combat Team, as Delson is eager to avange his loss of years ago, and show the amount of improvement he has put on his game every since their first bout. Also a Pride Bushido veteran, and also coming from the Chute Boxe academy, Jiu Jitsu black belt Cristiano Marcello will be making his Fury FC debut facing Lloyd Irving Team’s representative David Kaplan, who also trains Muay Thai at Vos Gym in Holland and comes to fight with hopes of extending his undefeated record into the big scene. Kaplan won’t be the only American on the card though, as Reality Fighting champion Mike Easton brings an undefeated record to Fury FC as well, facing experienced Brazilian Top Team representative Hudson Rocha, in what has the tools to be an evenly matched bout. In the middle of all those interesting debuts, BJJ stand out Givanildo Santana will be returning to the show, after a win over French Boris Jonstomp at FFC 1. Santana is a former Jiu Jitsu world champion, brings his MMA experience from fighting in Korea and the USA, in a battle against Italian kickboxer Michele Verginelli. Two more bouts are to be added at anytime, as Fury FC 2 – Final Combat takes place next November 30th in Sao Paulo, Brazil!

Fury FC 2 – Final Combat:
Thursday, November 30th, Tom Brasil, Sao Paulo.

Single Matches:
Daniel Acacio (Chute Boxe) x Delson "Pe de Chumbo" Heleno (Gracie Barra Combat Team)

Givanildo Santana (Lotus) x Michele Verginelli (Italy)

Cristiano Marcello (Chute Boxe) x David Kaplan (Lloyd Irvin Team)

Hudson Rocha (Brazilian Top Team) x Mike Easton (Lloyd Irvin Team)

93 kg GP – Alternate Match:
Luis Arthur "Banha" (Gracie SP) x Joao Assis (Werdum Team)

93 kg GP – Semi-Finals:
Vitor Vianna (Brasa) x Danilo "Motoserra" (Gracie Barra Combat Team)

Thiago Silva (Chute Boxe) x Cl

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