INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE (IFL) ADDS Daniel Gracie-ALLAN GOES AND MARKE KERR- MIKE WHITEHEAD SUPERFIGHTS TO WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS IN NOVEMBER
Legendary Matchups will round out semifinals at site to be announced shortly
NEW YORK, September 26, 2006-- The International Fight League (IFL) today announced the addition of two Superfights for the November World Team Championship semi-finals. The matchups will have Daniel Gracie facing Allan Goes in one fight and Mark Kerr taking on Mike Whitehead in the other. Those two fights will follow the team semifinal matchups, featuring Bas Rutten's Anacondas vs. Matt Lindland's Wolfpack in one matchup, and Pat Miletich's Silverbacks vs. Carlos Newton's Dragons in the other.
The location, date and time of the IFL World Team Championship semifinal will be announced shortly.
"We are very pleased to be able to pair these MMA veterans as a highlight to what will be a very special semifinal evening," IFL Co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto said. "These four great athletes represent many of the disciplines that make up mixed martial arts, and seeing them together on the same card will be a treat for all in attendance."
Kerr is an MMA legend who will be making his first appearance in the ring since 2004. The former NCAA wrestling champion and NCAA All-American (at Syracuse University) and UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion has been training recently with Rutten in Los Angeles as part of his comeback. His opponent, MMA veteran Whitehead, was also a three time all-America wrestler at North Idaho Junior College, Southern Oregon University, and the University of Missouri has posted an 8-1 record in his last nine MMA bouts. Brazilians Gracie and Goes have both made successful IFL debuts on the team level, with Gracie defeating Wes Sims in an IFL Superfight in June and Goes defeating Devin Cole in September as part of the Tiger Sharks.
About the IFL
Founded in 2005 by Kurt Otto, a real estate investor and a life-long martial arts participant and Gareb Shamus, chairman of Wizard Entertainment Group, the International Fight League™ (IFL) was created to establish a centralized and structured organization that brings the power and influence of the mixed martial arts industry together. On August 25, 2006, IFL entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Paligent, Inc. (PGNT:OTCBB), pursuant to which IFL would emerge as the surviving entity. For further information regarding the merger, contact Paligent at (212) 755-5461.For more information on the IFL, go to www.IFL.tv.