Josh Haynes To Replace Benji Radach At IFL Las Vegas Show

Jerry Milani from the IFL sent along the following:


Neck Injury Sidelines Middleweight Star; UFC Veteran Haynes To Battle
IFL Newcomer Serao at 185 lbs. on Feb. 29

NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS, February 12, 2008 — MMA veteran Josh “Bring
the Pain” Haynes (Las Vegas), who has competed for a dozen
professional mixed martial arts organizations, including the UFC, will compete
at 185-lb. against Leopoldo Serao (San Francisco) at the International
Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI) event at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on
Friday, February 29. Haynes replaces popular IFL star Benji Radach
(Deerfield Beach, Fla.), who suffered a neck injury in training and will be out
of action indefinitely.

Haynes, who has competed on the pro MMA circuit since 2002, is perhaps
best known for his time on “The Ultimate Fighter 3” television
program in 2006, in which he advanced to the finals. On Feb. 29, he will
compete for his camp, Xtreme Couture, against World Class Fight
Center’s Serao.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity. I’ve wanted to fight for the IFL
for a little while,” said Haynes. “Ever since I left the UFC
it’s been something I’ve wanted to do, and I think the matchup is
fantastic. I love the opportunity to represent my gym. I’ve got a great
camp and I think this guy is going to be unpleasantly surprised.”

The Xtreme Couture-World Class Fight Center matchup also features bouts
between Lew Polley and Alexandre Ferreira, as well as Rafael Dias and
Santino DeFranco.

Also on the card, Team Quest, coached by Matt Lindland, faces Ken
Shamrock’s Lion’s Den, with title fights between lightweight champ Ryan
Schultz and John Gunderson, heavyweight title holder Roy Nelson taking
on Fabiano Scherner, and middleweight belt holder Matt Horwich facing
Miletich fighter Ryan McGivern.

Tickets are available at, all Coast Casino box
offices, The Galleria at Sunset, by calling 702-284-7777 or by visiting

IFL Las Vegas
Friday, February 29, 2008

Preliminary Bout
145 lbs.: Ian Loveland (Portland, Ore.) (0-2 IFL, 8-7 overall MMA) vs.
Dennis Davis (Las Vegas) (0-0, 13-6)

Team Xtreme Couture vs. MMA Top Team (Mario Sperry)
145 lbs.: Santino Defranco (Tempe, Ariz.) (0-0, 10-3) vs. Rafael Dias
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (0-0, 8-3-1)
185 lbs.: Josh Haynes (Las Vegas) (0-0, 8-9) vs. Leopoldo Serao (San
Francisco) (0-0, 11-6)
205 lbs.: Lew Polley (Coconut Creek, Fla.) (0-0, 6-0) vs. Alexandre
Ferreira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (0-0, 15-5)

Team Quest (Matt Lindland) vs. Lions Den (Ken Shamrock)
170 lbs.: Jake Ellenberger (Omaha, Neb.) (2-2, 16-3) vs. Pat Healy (St.
Louis) (2-1, 18-12)
*155 lbs.: **Ryan Schultz (North Platte, Neb.) (5-2, 18-9-1) vs. John
Gunderson (Medford, Ore.) (2-2, 15-5)
*265 lbs.: **Roy Nelson (Las Vegas) (4-1, 11-2) vs. Fabiano Scherner
(Portland, Ore.) (0-0, 7-5)

Championship Bout
*185 lbs.: Ryan McGivern (Bettendorf, Iowa) (5-4, 11-5) vs. **Matt
Horwich (Portland, Ore.) (6-3, 21-9-1)

*Championship Bout
**Current Titleholder

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