Purdue’s Two-Time Big Ten Wrestling Champion Battles “The Goat”

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October 17, 2006

BodogFight, the cutting edge mixed martial arts (MMA) showcase and brainchild of the Bodog.com Entertainment Group’s Founder, Calvin Ayre, pits collegiate wrestling champion Davion Peterson against Minnesota law school attendee Nick “The Goat” Thompson on episode five, which airs tomorrow on the Men’s Outdoor and Recreation channel, DISH network, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and online at www.bodogfight.com.

“These two fighters epitomize the concept of the modern-day gladiator,” says digital entertainment mogul, Calvin Ayre. Ayre is the creator of a number of television series, including Bodog Salutes the Troops and Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker, which have aired on Spike TV. “Both are tremendous athletes driven to mark their status in the upper echelon of MMA. Viewers will get to witness two educated fighters using both their minds and bodies as weapons.”

Despite eliminating an earlier tendency to faint when being hit on the chin – a behavior that mimicked a common condition in goats – the nickname issued to him by his peers has stuck. Nick “The Goat” Thompson, a fighter and law student from Minnesota, has the most professional fight experience of all BodogFight competitors with a 28-9 record. Currently at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy under the watchful eye of coach and renowned MMA fighter Greg Nelson, tactical trainer to the American military, Thompson perfects his freestyle and striking training with such MMA greats as Sean Sherk and Nat McIntyre.

His opponent, Davion Peterson, bypassed the normal route of amateur fighting and stepped right in to the professional ranks with his first MMA fight in 2003, which ended with a knock-out victory over Marcel Ferreira in the Hook and Shoot: Boot Camp 1.1. Earning his two-time Big Ten collegiate wrestling champion status from Purdue University, Peterson has racked up an impressive 10-3 record using the Ground and Pound fight strategy as the foundation of his assaults.

Will `Peterson vs. Thompson’ be the spectacle that crowns the BodogFight favorite? Viewers will soon be able to cast their vote for the $50,000 prize at www.bodogfight.com , where biographies of all the fighters, exclusive footage, and unedited interviews and confrontations are readily available and continuously updated each week. Each of the episodes will air simultaneously on the Men’s Outdoor and Recreation channel and on BodogFight.com broadband network.

Continuing deeper into international territory and garnering a worldwide fan base, the incredibly popular BodogFight series is available in 43 million homes across America on Men’s Outdoor and Recreation, DISH Network, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and online at BodogFights’s official website, www.bodogfight.com . Elimination battles, behind-the-scenes training, interviews with fighters, a soundtrack featuring Bodog Music artists, and lifestyle segments compose the weekly one-hour BodogFight episodes, with the finale leading into the PPV main event taking place later this year containing an incredible ten-bout fight card consisting of three massive super fights and the spectacular USA vs. Russia showdown.

About Bodog

Bodog.com , based out of San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. Bodog.com Entertainment Group Founder Calvin Ayre, recognized as a world authority on branding in digital entertainment, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine’s recent best-selling “Billionaires” issue. Bodog.com also has a thriving online community, which includes history-making World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jamie Gold (www.bodog.com/poker). Bodog.com Entertainment Group offers a host of entertainment services, including: online gaming (Bodog.com); an international record label (Bodog Music.com); a million-dollar band search competition ( BodogBattleoftheBands.com); a publishing division (with an online magazine, BodogNation.com, and blog, BodogBeat.com); an events department renowned for producing parties that are stunning, chic and celebrity-filled; and an international television production division, which produces reality television series, such as BodogFight (BodogFight.com) and Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker (CalvinAyre.com ). For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or pr@bodog.com. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group.

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