- SPORTFIGHT TONIGHT AT ROSE GARDEN

July 9, 2005
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Press Release
Huge steps for Sportfight: Last week Comcast started airing episodes of Sportfight TV a weekly series that includes previously recorded fights, interviews, featured fighter of the week, special guests demonstrating, techniques, and healthy living tips.

The hosts of the show are Randy Couture 5 time UFC Champion and Shannon Knapp who just signed on to work on air for the UFC.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-Sa 10a-5p), all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 503.224.4400. For group discounts, call 503.963.4400 and for single event suites call 503.963.3800 Tickets also available at Team Quest Martial arts and fitness 503-661-4134

Portland’s own Olympic silver medalist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star, Matt “The Law” Lindland and his partner (5X UFC Champion) Randy “The Natural” Couture bring the Rose Garden’s first Sportfight competition on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30p exclusively sponsored by Sportsbook.com. The Lindland and Couture production will showcase world-class fighters from across the world including the many of the best from Oregon for a legendary night of one on one combat.

After winning the silver medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney in Greco Roman Wrestling and a world silver medal in 2001, Lindland teamed up with Couture, who is a three-time UFC and national wrestling champion to begin Sportfight. The duo of fighting specialists has built the sport to a new level, as they bring their successful fierce event to a major venue for the first time on July 9.

Rosenberg, OR native and resident of Las Vegas, Dennis Davis (10-3-0) defends his Sportfight title at the 155lb weight class against Beaverton’s own undefeated fighter Cam Ward (6-0-0).

Fresh off Spike TV’s reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” Alex Schoenauer steps off the television screen and into the Rose Garden to take on Buck Meredith in the 185lbs weight class. Schoenauer survived the elimination-style program before facing a tough defeat during the ninth episode.

Sportfight is looking to crown a heavyweight champion this tournament of heavy hitters should help us narrow down the top contenders.

In lightweight action Team Quests own Ryan “The Lion” Schultz looks to take on Brazilian sensation JZ Gesias Calvancanti

Sportfight welcomes two special guests Portland’s own “Playboy” Buddy Rose Portland wrestling legend and WWE Super Star. The Playboy is one of the best know personalities in professional wrestling and especially here in Portland.

Ken Shamrock “The Worlds Most Dangerous Man” WWF Superstar and UFC legend will be in attendance at Sportfight.

Dennis Davis Cam Ward
Ryan Schultz vs Gesias Calvancanti
Alex Schoenauer vs Buck Meredith
Josh Haynes vs Delon “The One”
Jay White vs Devin Cole
Brian Stomberg vs Fabiano Scherener
Chael Sonnen vs Tim Williams
Pat Healy vs Paul Daley
Ian Loveland vs Brandon Shuey
Ed Nuno vs Chase Malony
Shawn Seifke vs Stryder Davis
Dave Banuett vs Chris Jensen
Ken Barrenger vs Ryan Healy

More fights TBA (card is subject to change):

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