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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Three IFL Championship Bouts Featured On FSN's "IFL Fight Night" Saturday

Courtesy of the International Fight League:

First Title Bouts Between Fabiano/Davis, Hieron/Heleno, Radach/Horwich

NEW YORK, May 1, 2008 – Three International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI) individual title bouts from the IFL World Grand Prix finals will be featured in the next edition of “IFL Fight Night” on Fox Sports Net (FSN). The episode, which debuts on Saturday, May 3, at midnight local time in most markets, includes bouts on the historic night which saw a total of five IFL champions crowned.

Viewers can confirm the time and replays during the week on their respective regional FSN networks at http://www.ifl.tv/TV-Schedule-FSN.html.

Bouts on the one-hour telecast include:

Jay Hieron, a Long Island, N.Y., native and current Las Vegas resident, battling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira master Delson Heleno in a highly-anticipated matchup between two well-rounded veteran welterweights (170 lbs.).

Wagnney Fabiano (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), putting his unbeaten record on the line for the first-ever IFL featherweight (145 lbs.) belt against L.C. Davis (Kansas City, Mo.), also unbeaten in IFL competition

Matt Horwich (Portland, Ore.), one of the league’s most popular figures and best middleweights (185 lbs.), challenging unbeaten Benji Radach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) in a battle of proven knockout artists.

Veteran IFL play-by-play man Kenny Rice is joined by MMA legend Bas Rutten at the microphone ringside, with Ron Kruck providing additional commentary. The bouts were contested at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., in December.

In addition to the weekly “IFL Fight Night,” seen domestically on FSN as well as in over 70 other countries and five continents around the world, ranging from HBO Latin America to Star TV in Asia and Middle Eastern Broadcasting and the Armed Forces Network, the first three IFL events of the year are being shown live on HDNet. IFL programming is already among the most viewed MMA programming worldwide, despite being in existence only two years.

The next live IFL event is set for May 16, also at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., where three Championship belts will be on the line. HDNet will again provide live coverage.

About the IFL

International Fight League™ (IFL) has its headquarters in New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.