FSN To Air IFL World Team Championship This Sunday

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Press Release:

Fox Sports Net to Air First International Fight League World Team
Championship Sunday, Sept. 24

Anacondas vs. Sabres Portland Event Highlights Hour-Long Coverage

NEW YORK, September 20, 2006 — Fox Sports Net (FSN) will broadcast the
first of 10 hours of International Fight League (IFL) coverage on
Sunday, September 24 at 6 p.m. local time. Sunday’s action will include the
IFL World Team Championship quarterfinal matchup between the Anacondas,
coached by Bas Rutten and based in Los Angeles, and the Sabres, based
in Tokyo and mentored by Antonio Inoki. The bout was contested on
Saturday, Sept. 9, in Portland, Oregon.

The Superfight held that night between IFL Wolfpack coach Matt Lindland
and MMA veteran Jeremy Horn, along with several other bouts, will air
on the next broadcast on Oct. 1. The next night, Monday, Oct. 2, a
special two-hour prime-time edition of “Best Damn Sports Show Period” will
feature the Pat Miletich vs. Renzo Gracie Superfight, as well as the
battle between the teams they coach: Miletich’s Silverbacks, based in
Quad Cities, and Gracie’s Pitbulls, who train in New York.

FSN also aired three hours of the IFL Legends Championship earlier this
year. The IFL, the world’s first mixed martial arts league in a team
format, will launch its first full season in the first quarter of 2007.

The fall IFL broadcast schedule on FOX Sports Net will be:
(all times p.m.)

Sunday, September 24 6:00*
Sunday, October 1 6:00**
Monday, October 2 8:00 (Best Damn Sports Show Period, Two Hour
special)
Sunday, October 8 6:00*
Sunday, November 12 6:00**
Sunday, November 19 6:00***
Sunday, November 26 6:00***
Sunday, December 31 6:00 (Two hour championship finals show)****

*- Featuring matches from Sept. 9 Portland, Ore. Quarterfinal event
**- Featuring matches from Sept. 23 Quad Cities, Ill. Quarterfinal
event
***- Featuring matches for November Semifinal event (site TBD)
****- Final event at site TBD

About the International Fight League:
Founded in 2006 by Kurt Otto, a highly successful real estate investor
and a life-long martial arts participant and Gareb Shamus, chairman of
the comics empire Wizard Entertainment Group, the International Fight
League (IFL) and Pure Sport were created to establish a centralized
and structured organization that brings the power and influence of the
mixed martial arts industry together. For more information and action, go
to www.IFL.tv.

About FSN:
FSN reaches more than 81 million homes through its network of 2
regional sports channels. Established in 1996, FSN is the only cable network
that supplies national, regional and local sports programming. FSN
serves as the cable TV home to 62 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based
in the United States, and produces over 4,500 live events each year.
FSN has an extensive catalog of original national programs, including
Best Damn Sports Show Period and Beyond the Glory documentary series,
along with national packages of collegiate sports. Based in Los Angeles,
FSN is part of the vast FOX Sports television family. For the latest
up-to-the-minute sports news and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/FSN
website at
www.FoxSports.com.

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