MMAWeekly.com has learned that the IFL will make the announcement that there are four new teams that will be added to the mix in the IFL. The four new teams will represent Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom, in addition to another team in the United States.
MMAWeekly.com has learned that the coach of Team Canada will, in fact, be Carlos Newton, which is something that has been mentioned on the forums for quite some time.
What has not been mentioned before is that WFA fighter Matt Lindland will be the coach of a new team based in the U.S., which will be announced this weekend. The location of the team will be unveiled by the IFL this weekend.
Team Japan will be coached by Antonio Inoki, and it’s believed that the UK team will be headed up by Mark Coleman. Once again, details are a bit sketchy right now, but the IFL will make the big announcement this weekend.
The IFL is currently gearing up for their live event from the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Here is how the card is shaping up.
Weigh-in: June 2, 2006 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Trump Taj Mahal, Xanadu Theatre
Fight Date: June 3, 2006 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
Tiger Sharks vs. Silverbacks – First Team League Championship
Maurice Smith – Coach | Pat Miletich – Coach
155 lbs. Steve Bruno vs. Bart Palaszewski
170 lbs. Brad Blackburn vs. Rory Markham
185 lbs. Dennis Hallman vs. Ryan McGivern
205 lbs. Reese Andy vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz
265 lbs. Devin Cole vs. Travis Wuiff
155 lbs. Erik Owings vs. Chris Horodecki
170 lbs. Jay Hieron vs. Jake Ellenberger
205 lbs. Alex Schoenauer vs. Jamal Patterson
Grudge Match – Super Fight
265 lbs. Daniel Gracie vs. Wes Sims