Jerry Milani sent along the following:
“IFL BATTLEGROUND” MEETS MEN’S PROFESSIONAL SPORTS’ ONLY FEMALE
ASSISTANT COACH AND GOES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST FOR ELEVEN GREAT FIGHTS THIS MONDAY ON MyNetworkTV
Southern Calif. Condors Assistant Debi Purcell, undefeated submission
star Jeremy Williams, undefeated Brazilian Olympian Antoine Jaoude,
Philadelphia native Justin Levens and MMA legend Allan Goes all featured in
this week’s episode
NEW YORK, April 19, 2007- The International Fight League (OTC.BB:
IFLI), the world’s first team-based professional mixed martial arts
league, will take fans into the camps of both the Seattle Tiger Sharks,
coached by kickboxing and MMA legend Maurice Smith, and the Southern Calif.
Condors, coached by Brazilian world champion Marco Ruas, Monday, April
23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT/MT). “IFL Battleground,” the series
chronicling the league, airs every Monday night on MyNetworkTV.
Some of the highlights seen during this week’s 11 bouts include:
* Condors’ assistant coach Debi Purcell (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) who
shows her training methods with the team along with some in the ring
action from some of her previous fights. Debi tells what it’s like
training and sometimes competing with men.
* Condors’ undefeated submissions expert middleweight Jeremy
Williams (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) tells the stories of how he overcame
personal tragedy (cancer of his mom and brother) and used the responsibility
of becoming a father as motivation as an athlete.
* Condors’ light heavyweight Justin Levens (Philadelphia) tells an
emotional story of overcoming a troubled background to channel his
emotions and using MMA discipline to steady his life.
* Condors’ heavyweight Antoine Jaoude (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), a
former Brazilian Olympian now turned lawyer who returned to the ring to
compete for fellow legend Ruas.
* Tiger Sharks’ undefeated lightweight Shad Lierley (Seattle), a
former Division III collegiate All-American at New York University who
majored in economics and international politics.
* Tiger Sharks’ veteran heavyweight Allan Goes (Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil), who attempts to avenge his one career loss to fellow Brazilian
Daniel Gracie in a never-before seen bout.
Viewers can find their local MyNetworkTV affiliate at
Each of the 12 IFL teams for 2007 will compete in three regular season
events; the teams with the top four overall win-loss team records will
advance to the semi-finals, which will be held on Thursday, August 2,
at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The 2007 IFL
Finals will then be held at The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday,
About the IFL
International Fight League (IFL) is the world’s first professional
mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York,
NY and offices in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about IFL,
please see: www.ifl.tv.