Jerry Milani sent along the following:
INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE, ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE LIVE
BROADCAST OF “IFL WORLD GRAND PRIX” IN CANADA THIS SATURDAY
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
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
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
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.