IFL Moves June 16 Event From Reno To Las Vegas


Jerry Milani sent along the following:


Las Vegas Hilton to Host its First-ever MMA event; Ken Shamrock’s
Nevada Lions, led by rising stars John Gunderson, Roy “Big Country”
Nelson and Vernon White to take on Don Frye’s Tucson Scorpions led by
Mike Whitehead and Chad Griggs; Second matchup to pit Renzo Gracie’s
New York Pitbulls, led by Jamal Patterson and Delson Heleno, against
Carlos Newton’s Toronto Dragons

NEW YORK, April 23, 2007 — The International Fight League (OTC.BB:
IFLI), the world’s first team-based professional mixed martial arts
league, announced today that it will move its June 16 regular season event
from Reno, Nev., to Las Vegas. The event will be held at the Las Vegas
Hilton, marking the first time an MMA event will be held at the hotel.
Tickets for the event, which range in price from $50 to $200, will go
on sale April 28 through the Las Vegas Hilton Box office, Ticketmaster
or at www.ifl.tv.

“We were presented an opportunity for this breakthrough event in Las
Vegas, and we felt it is an opportunity we could not pass up,” said
IFL CEO and co-founder Gareb Shamus. “Our steady progress throughout
our first year of existence (the first IFL event was only held April
29, 2006) has resulted in some great opportunities that we could not have
predicted, and this move to work with the Las Vegas Hilton for this
event is the latest one. It is a very exciting day for us, our athletes
and for all the MMA fans in Nevada.”

The event at the Las Vegas Hilton will be the final of nine regular
season IFL events, with at least one of the four playoff berths on the
line. The 10-bout card will feature Ken Shamrock’s Nevada Lions,
featuring rising stars John Gunderson (Medford, Ore.), Las Vegas native Roy
Nelson and heavy hitter Vernon White (East Palo Alto, Calif.), against
the Tucson based Scorpions, who have heavyweight Chad Griggs (Tucson,
Ariz.) and light heavyweight Mike Whitehead (Central Point, Ore.) on
their roster. The first place New York Pitbulls, led by rising stars Jamal
Patterson (Hoboken, N.J.) and Delson Heleno (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil),
take on Carlos Newton’s Toronto Dragons with lightweight standout
Waggney Fabiano (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), in the second set of fights.

About the Las Vegas Hilton
The new Las Vegas Hilton, a classic property that has transformed
itself into a contemporary resort, ranks among the world’s most famous and
popular destinations. It is situated on 59 acres next to the Las Vegas
Strip (and the Hilton’s Monorail station links the property to the
Strip via a five minute ride) and adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention
Center. It offers nearly 3,000 rooms and suites (including a variety of
enhanced room products). The property is one of the largest hotels in
the world and offers world-class entertainment (featuring the legendary
Barry Manilow and other headliners) in the 1600-seat Hilton Theater, 16
distinctive restaurants, and a full-service health club and spa

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.


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