INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE & MyNetworkTV PRESENTFIRST-EVER LIVE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FIGHT ON PRIME TIME BROADCAST TELEVISION
IFL World Grand Prix semi-finals in Chicago on Saturday, November 3
NEW YORK, September 25, 2007 – The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league, and broadcast partner MyNetworkTV announced that they will present live the World Grand Prix semi-finals from the Sears Centre in Chicago on Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT/MT). This is the first time a Mixed Martial arts fight will be carried live in prime time on broadcast television.
In making the announcement Gareb Shamus, IFL CEO and co-founder stated, “This is a historic announcement for the sport and another step forward for our brand, our world class athletes and our fans and business partners. MyNetworkTV has been a great partner for us, and we are very excited to again bring the sport live on prime time and expose the new stars of MMA to the widest audience possible.”
Greg Meidel, president of MyNetworkTV added, “We are excited to showcase this event and give viewers the opportunity to see MMA action unfold live on broadcast television.”
The semifinals will feature multiple fights including two long-awaited rematches: Undefeated lightweight Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (London, Ontario) meeting Bart “Bartimus” Palaszewski (Chicago) and undefeated heavyweight Ben “The North Star” Rothwell (Milwaukee, WI) meeting Roy “Big Country” Nelson (Las Vegas).
MyNetworkTV is a prime time general entertainment broadcast television network, reaching over 97% of the country. Targeted to Adults 18-49, MyNetworkTV provides its affiliates 12 hours of diverse programming Monday through Saturday. For more information, please visit www.mynetworktv.com.
International Fight League™ (IFL) is the world’s number one professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.