Fox Sports World Canada to broadcast event from Chicago from 9-11 p.m.
ET/8-10 CT in addition to live MyNetworkTV broadcast in the United States from
9-10 p.m. ET
NEW YORK, October 31 /CNW/ - The International Fight League (OTC.BB:
IFLI), the world's number one team-based professional mixed martial arts
league, and Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) today announced that Fox Sports
World Canada will air this Saturday's "IFL World Grand Prix" live from the
Sears Centre in Chicago from 9-11 p.m. ET/8-10 CT. It will mark the first live
national broadcast of MMA in Canada on broadcast television.
The first hour of the event, which will feature many of the rising stars
of Mixed Martial Arts (including Canadians Chris Horodecki and Brent
Beauparlant), will also be seen live in the United States on MyNetworkTV.
World champion "Bas" Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck call all the action.
"We are very excited that Fox Sports World Canada and CanWest MediaWorks
will be taking two hours of our event live to Canada," said IFL co-founder and
CEO Gareb Shamus. "Combined with our MyNetworkTV coverage in the United
States, this will give us the largest possible North American platform to
showcase our great athletes live and in primetime on free television. Our goal
for 2008 is to bring all of our events to the fans live on television, and
this is the latest step in achieving that goal."
Among the matchups featured on the broadcast will be the IFL light
heavyweight title matchup between undefeated Vladimir "The Janitor"
Matyushenko and Alex Schoenauer, the lightweight rematch of undefeated
Canadian phenom Chris "The Polish Hammer" Horodecki and Bart "Bartimus"
Palaszewski, and Montreal native Beauparlant against undefeated Benji "Razor"
Radach. Nine fights, featuring the best individual athletes from the 11-event
IFL season, will be featured on the card.
About Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc.
ALFRED HABER, INC. and ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION, INC., established 39
years ago, together form the world's largest distributor of U.S. Network (CBS,
ABC, NBC and FOX) reality, music and event specials, and are major independent
distributors of reality and documentary series, mini-series and
made-for-television motion pictures for the U.S. and the international
television marketplace. More information is available at www.alfredhaber.com.
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