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Team Rosters Announced For 11/2 IFL World Team Championships

Press Release:


Kerr-Whitehead, D. Gracie-Goes Superfights Supplement Hometown Wolfpack
vs. Anacondas, Dragons vs. Silverbacks; Berths in Finals at Stake

NEW YORK, October 9, 2006 — Outstanding individual matchups, including
two exciting Superfights, highlight the 12-bout card as the
International Fight League (IFL) today
announced the rosters for the IFL World Team Championship semifinals,
to be held at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore., on Thursday,
November 2, at 7 p.m. PT. Bas Ruttens Anacondas vs. Matt Lindlands
Wolfpack will be one matchup, while Carlos Newtons Dragons will take
on Pat Miletichs Silverbacks in the other. The night will also
feature a pair of Superfights, with Daniel Gracie (Rio de Janeiro) facing
Allan Goes (Rio de Janeiro) and Mark Kerr (Portland, Ore.) squaring off
against Mike Whitehead (Salt Lake City).

The Anacondas, based in Los Angeles, and Wolfpack, who train in
Portland, advanced with victories over the Sabres and Tiger Sharks,
respectively, on Sept. 9 in Portland. Their semifinal matchup features five
outstanding bouts. At lightweight, the Anacondas Chris Horodecki
(London, Ontario) takes on veteran Ryan Schultz (Gresham, Ore.); the
welterweight tilt pits Jay Hieron (Las Vegas) and Chris Wilson (Portland,
Ore.); Mike Pyle (Dresden, Tenn.) battles Matt Horwich (Gresham, Ore.) in
the middleweight bout; at light heavyweight, Alex Schoenauer (Las Vegas)
opposes Aaron Stark (Portland, Ore.); and heavyweights Krzysztof
Soszynski (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Devin Cole (Medford, Ore.) complete the
Anacondas-Wolfpack matchup.

The other semifinal promises an equally intriguing set of bouts. A
pair of once-beaten welterweights, Claude Patrick (Mississauga, Ontario)
of the Dragons and Rory Markham (Chicago) of the Silverbacks will do
battle; Joe Doerksen (Winnipeg, Manitoba) takes on Ryan McGivern
(Bettendorf, Iowa) in the middleweight fight; Brent Beauparlant (Ottawa,
Ontario) and Mike Ciesnolevicz (Williamstown, Pa.) will go after the light
heavyweight point; and Wojtek Kaszowski (Toronto) challenges Ben Rothwell
(Kenosha, Wis.) in the heavyweight bout. Silverbacks lightweight Bart
Palaszewski (Wonderlake, Ill.) will battle a Dragons opponent still to
be determined. Both teams moved to the semifinals with victories at
the World Team Championship event in Moline, Ill., on Sept. 23.

“These four teams proved they belong with tough wins in the
quarterfinals, and the result is a card full of fights that fans will really
enjoy,” IFL co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto said. “As a bonus, Mark
Kerrs return to the ring against Mike Whitehead and Daniel Gracie vs.
Allan Goes in a battle of Brazilians are very interesting Superfights.”

The semifinal winners will advance to the IFL World Team Championship
final in December. The site and date of the final, as well as
accompanying Superfights, will be announced shortly.

Kerr is a former NCAA wrestling champion and All-American (at Syracuse
University) and UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion who is returning to
the ring for the first time since 2004. MMA veteran Whitehead, also a
three-time all-America wrestler at North Idaho Junior College, Southern
Oregon University and the University of Missouri, has posted a 9-1
record in his last 10 MMA bouts, including five straight victories in 2006.
Brazilians Gracie and Goes have both made successful IFL debuts, with
Gracie defeating Wes Sims in an IFL Superfight in June and Goes
defeating Devin Cole in September as part of the Tiger Sharks.

Tickets for the IFL World Team Championship semifinals are available at
the Rose Quarter Box Office, participating Safeway locations, by
telephone at (877)789-ROSE (7673) or online at

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

— IFL —

IFL World Team Championship Semifinals, Memorial Coliseum, Portland,
Ore., Nov. 2, 2006

Dragons vs. Silverbacks
155 lb. TBD vs. Bart Palaszewski (Wonderlake, Ill.) (23-7)
170 lb. Claude Patrick (Mississauga, Ontario) (6-1) vs. Rory Markham
(Chicago) (9-1)
185 lb. Joe Doerksen (Winnipeg, Manitoba) (36-9) vs. Ryan McGivern
(Bettendorf, Iowa) (8-2)
205 lb. Brent Beauparlant (Ottawa, Ontario) (4-1) vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz
(Williamstown, Pa.) (8-2)
265 lb. Wojtek Kaszowski (Toronto) (0-3) vs. Ben Rothwell (Kenosha,
Wis.) (18-5)

Anacondas vs.Wolfpack
155 lb. Chris Horodecki (London, Ontario) (6-0) vs. Ryan Schultz
(Gresham, Ore.) (14-7-1)
170 lb. Jay Hieron (Las Vegas) (10-2) vs. Chris Wilson (Portland, Ore.)
185 lb. Mike Pyle (Dresden, Tenn.) (12-3-1) vs. Matt Horwich (Gresham,
Ore.) (16-7-1)
205 lb. Alex Schoenauer (Las Vegas) (10-5) vs. Aaron Stark (Portland,
Ore.) (2-2)
265 lb. Krzysztof Soszynski (Winnipeg, Man.) (9-5-1) vs. Devin Cole
(Medford, Ore.) (6-2)

SF Daniel Gracie (Rio de Janeiro) (4-1-1) vs. Allan Goes (Rio de
Janeiro) (8-4-2)
SF Mike Whitehead (Salt Lake City) (14-5) vs. Mark Kerr (Phoenix)


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