IFL World Grand Prix semi-finals in Chicago on Saturday, November 3
NEW YORK, September 25, 2007 The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the worlds number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league, and broadcast partner MyNetworkTV announced that they will present live the World Grand Prix semi-finals from the Sears Centre in Chicago on Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT/MT). This is the first time a Mixed Martial arts fight will be carried live in prime time on broadcast television.
In making the announcement Gareb Shamus, IFL CEO and co-founder stated, This is a historic announcement for the sport and another step forward for our brand, our world class athletes and our fans and business partners. MyNetworkTV has been a great partner for us, and we are very excited to again bring the sport live on prime time and expose the new stars of MMA to the widest audience possible.
Greg Meidel, president of MyNetworkTV added, We are excited to showcase this event and give viewers the opportunity to see MMA action unfold live on broadcast television.
The semifinals will feature multiple fights including two long-awaited rematches: Undefeated lightweight Chris The Polish Hammer Horodecki (London, Ontario) meeting Bart Bartimus Palaszewski (Chicago) and undefeated heavyweight Ben The North Star Rothwell (Milwaukee, WI) meeting Roy Big Country Nelson (Las Vegas).