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IFL At Mohegan Sun On 12/29 With Newton vs. Gracie

Press Release:


Winners of November 2 semifinals as well as five Superfights highlighted by world champions Renzo Gracie and Carlos Newton to be featured on action-packed card

NEW YORK, October 11, 2006 — The International Fight League (IFL) today announced that the 2006 World Team Championship final will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Friday, December 29 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature the winning teams from the November 2 semifinal between Bas Rutten’s Anacondas and Matt Lindland’s Wolfpack, as well as Pat Miletich’s Silverbacks vs. Carlos Newton’s Dragons. The night will also feature five Superfights, including Renzo Gracie (Holmdel, N.J.) and Newton (Newmarket, Ontario) facing off for just the second time ever. Tickets for the IFL World Team Championship Final at Mohegan Sun are on sale now and are available through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. Customers may log onto; call any Ticketmaster phone number; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

The remaining Superfight schedule will be announced shortly.

“We are very excited to return to the East Coast and have our first event at Mohegan Sun,” IFL co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto said. “The feedback we have received in Portland, Moline and Atlantic City has been nothing but positive and we know that this will be the perfect venue for us to both wrap up our 2006 events and look ahead to our first full season in 2007.”

The Anacondas reached the Nov. 2 semifinals (being held in Portland, Oregon) by sweeping the Sabres (based in Tokyo), 5-0, on September 9, the same night that that Portland’s Wolfpack defeated the Tiger Sharks (based in Seattle), 3-2. The Silverbacks edged the Pitbulls (based in New York), 3-2, while the Dragons (based in Toronto) edged the Razorclaws (based in San Jose), 3-2, Sept. 23 in Moline, Illinois. Newton and Gracie have faced each other only once before, with Newton taking a split decision on Oct. 5, 2003, in Saitama, Japan.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford, Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. What began with the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a legendary destination that now includes: the Casino of the Sky and over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; The Shops at Mohegan Sun, featuring more than 60 retail shops and dining venues ranging from food court-style to gourmet; the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting events and concerts, and an intimate Canot; and a 34-story luxury hotel, featuring 1,200 guestrooms and suites, premier meeting and convention space and a world-class spa. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

About the IFL
Founded in 2005 by Kurt Otto, a real estate investor and a life-long martial arts participant and Gareb Shamus, chairman of Wizard Entertainment Group, the International Fight League (IFL) was created to establish a centralized and structured organization that brings the power and influence of the mixed martial arts industry together. On August 25, 2006, IFL entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Paligent, Inc. (PGNT:OTCBB), pursuant to which IFL would emerge as the surviving entity. For further information regarding the merger, contact Paligent at (212) 755-5461. For more information on the IFL, go to


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