- SPORTFIGHT’S DENVER DEBUT SATURDAY

September 29, 2005
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Press Release
Sportsbook.com present:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPORTFIGHT
AT THE NATIONAL WESTERN COMPLEX — STADIUM ARENA
DENVER, COLORADO
OCTOBER 15TH, 2005

WHO:
Rocky Mountain Sportfight

WHEN:
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005

WHERE:
National Western Complex — Stadium Arena
4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216

TICKETS:
Tickets priced at $100, $70, $60, and $25 are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketswest.com, at all TicketsWest outlets, or by calling toll free (866) 464-2626. For group discounts, call (303) 522-6972. Prices do not include service charges.

WHAT:
Olympic silver medalist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star, Matt “The Law” Lindland and five-time UFC Champion Randy “The Natural” Couture are partnering with RMN Events to bring the National Western Complex’s first Rocky Mountain Sportfight competition Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Like all Sportfight productions, this event will showcase world-class fighters from across the country, including many of the best from Colorado, for a legendary night of one-on-one combat.

In the main event, Team Quest’s Matt Horwich, fresh off his Sportfight XII win against Vernon “Tiger” White, makes his move down to 185 where he’ll face Denver’s own John Cronk. Horwich has been a terror in the light-heavyweight division and is determined to tear up the middleweight ranks with his super submission skills.

Fresh off Spike TV’s reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” Alex Schoenauer steps into the Sportfight ring to take on Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch at the 205-pound weight class. Schoenauer survived the elimination-style program before facing a tough defeat during the ninth episode. Now he’s determined to show the fans that he’s the real-deal. Origianllay slated to battle a very tough Muay Thai fighter from Denver, Andre Walker, who had to withdraw due to injur; Schoenauer is now set to face longtime veteran Ritch.

Noah “The Red” Thomas makes his way back into the Sportfight ring — this time in his hometown where he’ll go toe-to-toe with Vern Baca.

“Not only do I want to put on a great show for the fans,” Thomas said, “but I’m determined to win in Sportfight.”

“I love the way this kid fights with all his heart,” Promoter Matt Lindland said about Thomas. “He’s really stepped up his training since turning pro.”

Don’t miss this action packed night of fights.*

Main Event 185
Matt Horwich (11-4-1) Team Quest, Portland, OR
vs.
John Cronk (11-8) Denver, CO

Co-Main Event 205
Alex Schoenauer (5-2) Las Vegas, NV
vs.
Shannon Ritch Team Cannon, Coolidge, AZ

155
Noah Thomas (2-1) Denver, CO
vs.
Vern Baca (2-1) Denver, CO

145
Ian “The Barn Owl” Loveland (1-0) Team Quest, Portland, OR
vs.
Joe Doherty (3-0) North Platte, NE

185
Chilo Gonzales (4-6) Colorado Springs, CO
vs.
Ed Banks (1-1) Denver, CO

135
Lindsey Durlacher (1-0)
vs.
Richard Hess (4-6)

155
Joey Welch
vs.
Kyle Gibson

155
Luke Holdorf
vs.
Vellore Caballero

*(card is subject to change)

VENUE:
The National Western Complex, Colorado’s premier showplace, offers more than 600,000 square feet for staging all kinds of event.

With its $30 million expansion program completed, this modern, user-friendly facility is a proven crowd-pleaser for the nearly two million people who make up the Denver metro trade area.

The National Western Complex is just minutes away from downtown Denver, thousands of hotel rooms and Denver International Airport. It also is centrally located where Denver’s two major interstate highways intersect — I-25 and I-70.

MEDIA:
All media interested in additional photos, interviews, or more information should contact RMN Events at (303) 635-1549

CONTACT:
RMN Events (303) 635-1549

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