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Fox Sports Net, Rogers Sportsnet Coverage Of International Fight League Action Resumes This Weekend
IFL World Team Championship Competition To Air Throughout November
NEW YORK, November 9, 2006 – International Fight League (IFL) broadcast partners Fox Sports Net and Rogers Sportsnet will resume coverage of IFL World Team Championship action in the United States and Canada, respectively, with broadcasts this weekend. FSN’s coverage will begin on Sunday, Nov. 12, with the final quarterfinal matchup between the Razorclaws and Dragons, followed on the next two consecutive Sundays with semifinal action, while Rogers Sportsnet will air four shows during the month, encompassing three quarterfinal matchups and a special “Superfight” show.
The November FSN airings of the world’s first team-based mixed martial arts league are part of the network’s 10 hours of original IFL coverage this fall. The Nov. 19 broadcast will feature the Dragons (Toronto) vs. Silverbacks (Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill.) semifinal, and the Nov. 26 show will feature the QF battle between the Anacondas (Los Angeles) and Wolfpack (Portland). Several Superfights, including the bout between Mark Kerr and Mike Whitehead will also be shown. The IFL World Team Championship final, pitting the semifinal winners, will air on FSN during the last week of December.
Rogers Sportsnet will show eight hours of quarterfinal matches, with times and dates varying across each of its four regional networks. The first run of shows is scheduled for consecutive Saturdays: Nov. 11, 18 and 25.
“Providing high-quality broadcasts of action-packed IFL competition in the U.S. and Canada is a priority for the league,” said IFL Commissioner and Co-founder Kurt Otto. “Fans will see these exciting bouts in a fast-paced format which includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the coaches and athletes.”
Total hours on both FSN and Rogers Sportsnet vary by region, and viewers should check local listings for the correct time and channel in their area.
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.