The International Fight League, the world’s first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, today announced the 11-bout card for its first event in the Southeast, on Friday, February 23, at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., beginning at 7:30 p.m. The matchups at The Arena at Gwinnett Center will include the Portland, Ore., based Wolfpack, coached by Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland, taking on the Dragons, based in Toronto, Ontario and coached by world champion Carlos Newton. The second team matchup will feature the New York-based Pitbulls, coached by world jiu-jitsu champion Renzo Gracie, taking on the Chicago-based Red Bears, a team of Russian athletes led by Igor Zinoviev.
In addition, UFC veteran Robbie Lawler (Davenport, Iowa) will battle one of Brazil’s best in Eduardo Pamplona (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in a highly-anticipated Superfight following the team competition.
The evening is part of the full 11-event IFL 2007 schedule, the most comprehensive advance schedule in the history of fight sports. The matchups are as follows:
Dragons (Toronto) vs. Wolfpack (Portland) (IFL Record, Overall)
155 lb: Wagnney Fabiano (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (0-0, 4-1) vs. Ryan Schultz (North Platte, Neb.) (1-2, 14-9-1)
170 lb: Claude Patrick (Mississauga, Ontario) (1-0, 6-1) vs. Chris Wilson (Portland, Ore.) (2-1, 11-3)
185 lb: Brent Beauparlant (Montreal, Quebec) (1-2, 4-3) vs. Matt Horwich (Gresham, Ore.) (2-2, 17-8-1)
205 lb: Wojtek Kaszowski (Winnipeg, Manitoba) (0-2, 0-4) vs. Aaron Stark (Portland, Ore.) (2-1, 3-3)
265 lb: Rafael Feijao (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (0-0, 2-0) vs. Devin Cole (Medford, Ore.) (2-3, 6-4)
Red Bears (Chicago) vs. Pitbulls (New York)
155 lb: Gocha Markoziya (Russia) (0-0, 1-1) vs. Erik Owings (New York) (2-1, 2-1)
170 lb: Mark Miller (Chicago) (0-0, 5-1) vs. Delson Heleno (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (1-1, 7-2)
185 lb: Andrei Semenov (Russia) (0-0, 25-8-2) vs. Fabio Leopoldo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) (1-0, 3-1)
205 lb: Alexander Zubachev (Russia) (0-0, 0-0) vs. Jamal Patterson (Belvedere, N.J.) (2-1, 2-1)
265 lb: Dmitry Zabolotny (Russia) (0-0, 0-1) vs. Bryan Vetell (New York) (0-1, 0-1)
185: Robbie Lawler (Davenport, Iowa) (0-0, 12-4) vs. Eduardo Pamplona (Sao Paulo, Brazil)