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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

IFL, Alfred Haber Distribution Announce Live Broadcast Of "IFL World Grand Prix" In Canada Saturday

Courtesy of the International Fight League:

Fox Sports World Canada to broadcast event from Chicago from 9-11 p.m. ET/8-10 CT in addition to live MyNetworkTV broadcast in the United States from 9-10 p.m. ET

NEW YORK, October 31, 2007 – The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league, and Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) today announced that Fox Sports World Canada will air this Saturday’s “IFL World Grand Prix" live from the Sears Centre in Chicago from 9-11 p.m. ET/8-10 CT. It will mark the first live national broadcast of MMA in Canada on broadcast television.

The first hour of the event, which will feature many of the rising stars of Mixed Martial Arts (including Canadians Chris Horodecki and Brent Beauparlant), will also been seen live in the United States on MyNetworkTV. World champion “Bas” Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck call all the action.

“We are very excited that Fox Sports World Canada and CanWest MediaWorks will be taking two hours of our event live to Canada,” said IFL co-founder and CEO Gareb Shamus. “Combined with our MyNetworkTV coverage in the United States, this will give us the largest possible North American platform to showcase our great athletes live and in primetime on free television. Our goal for 2008 is to bring all of our events to the fans live on television, and this is the latest step in achieving that goal.”

Among the matchups featured on the broadcast will be the IFL light heavyweight title matchup between undefeated Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko and Alex Schoenauer, the lightweight rematch of undefeated Canadian phenom Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki and Bart “Bartimus” Palaszewski, and Montreal native Beauparlant against undefeated Benji “Razor” Radach. Nine fights, featuring the best individual athletes from the 11-event IFL season, will be featured on the card.

About Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc.

ALFRED HABER, INC. and ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION, INC., established 39 years ago, together form the world's largest distributor of U.S. Network (CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX) reality, music and event specials, and are major independent distributors of reality and documentary series, mini-series and made-for-television motion pictures for the U.S. and the international television marketplace. More information is available at www.alfredhaber.com.

About the IFL

International Fight League™ (IFL) is the world’s number one professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.