Press Release (Photos courtesy of IFL/April Pishna)
Outstanding individual matchups, including two exciting Superfights, highlight the 12-bout card as the International Fight League (IFL) announced the rosters for the IFL World Team Championship semifinals, to be held at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. PT.
Bas Rutten’s Anacondas vs. Matt Lindland’s Wolfpack will be one matchup, while Carlos Newton’s Dragons will take on Pat Miletich’s 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 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.
IFL WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Ore., Nov. 2, 2006
TORONTO DRAGONS VS. QUAD CITIES 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)
L.A. ANACONDAS VS. PORTLAND 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.) (9-3)
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)
Daniel Gracie (Rio de Janeiro) (4-1-1) vs. Allan Goes (Rio de Janeiro) (8-4-2)
Mike Whitehead (Salt Lake City) (14-5) vs. Mark Kerr (Phoenix) (13-4)