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Monday, January 7, 2008

Kentucky Kicker Goes Headhunting As Bodog Fight Re-Opens "The Vault"

Courtesy of Bodog TV Press:

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2007

Fighters both young and old are featured this week, as Bodog Fight re-opens The Vault for more hard-hitting, heart-pounding mixed martial arts action.

Tuesday, January 8 visit Bodog TV's multi-award winning website, bodoglife.net/fight for an all-new episode of Bodog Fight: The Vault, featuring a never-before-seen women's bout between Canada's Liz Posener (1-1) and Karen Oliver (1-0), filmed last year at a Bodog-sponsored Elite FC event in Vancouver, BC.

The wife of world kickboxing champion Simon Posener, Liz is a Pankration and Muay Thai fighter from Vancouver who was bitten by the MMA bug in 1998.

"I was looking for a way to get back into shape after giving birth to my daughter," says the 31-year-old mother of two. "I signed up for a three-day Team Quest mini camp and two months later I was fighting for real."

Although being married to a world champion will certainly increase her chances of success, Posener knows she still has a long way to go in the competitive world of women's MMA, currently ruled by Bodog Fight's own Tara LaRosa.

"One day I hope to be good enough to fight top female fighters like Amanda Buckner and Tara LaRosa, but they're in completely different league right now."

A 44-year-old native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Oliver may be a latecomer to the sport but showed that she belongs in her first fight, submitting Jasmine Ulmer in the first round.

Will she have the stamina to hang with the younger Posener? Tune in and find out.

Saturday, January 12, don't miss a second episode of The Vault as Kwinn Davis (3-0) takes on David Overfield (9-3) in an action-packed lightweight bout.

Filmed in September 2007 at a Bodog Fight sponsored HOOKnSHOOT event in Evansville, Indiana, the crowd was cheering on the 21-year-old Overfield, a local submission specialist.

"You'd never know how good a fighter Overfield is by looking at him," says Bodog Fight commissioner and HOOKnSHOOT founder, Jeff Osborne. "He's paper thin, and guys love to tease him about his physique, but it seems like the more trash they talk, the faster he beats them."

Overfield has his work cut out for him, though, as he faces the 19-year-old Davis. Fighting out of Madisonville, Kentucky, this young up-and-comer has an unorthodox style that keeps opponents on their toes before putting them on their backs.

"Davis is a good striker and has great kicking ability," says Osborne. "He'll be looking to prevent Overfield's takedown attempts and land kicks to the head."

Who will win: the local crowd favorite or the young Kentucky kicker?

The answer lies within The Vault.

Bodog Fight: The Vault offers streaming video of all-new never-before-seen fights each Tuesday and Saturday, commercial free. Each webisode is fully downloadable and iPod-ready, featuring a previously unaired bout from the Bodog Fight archives.

This exclusive Bodog TV footage is only available online at bodoglife.net/fight, twice honored at the 2007 Digital Marketing Awards.

Can't get enough hard-hitting MMA action?

Bodog Fight: The Complete First Series is now available on DVD. The four-disk set comes packed with more than ten hours of non-stop action and a ton of extra features, including fighter commentary, new behind the scenes footage and six never-before-seen fights. Plus, get a bonus limited edition CD featuring tracks from Bodog Music artists. Available now at better retailers everywhere and online at bodoglife.net/store.

About Bodog Fight

Since its inception in 2006, Bodog Fight has become one of the heavy-hitters in the world of mixed martial arts. Created by billionaire entertainment mogul and longtime MMA enthusiast, Calvin Ayre, Bodog Television's Bodog Fight series offers viewers a unique combination of action and allure from exotic locations throughout the world. Bodog Fight can be viewed online at bodoglife.net, along with other Bodog Television programs including: a poker lifestyle and reality show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker , and an international million-dollar band search competition, Bodog Battle. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or fightpr@bodoglife.net. BODOG is a registered trademark.