INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE (IFL) ANNOUNCES
FOUR ADDITIONAL TEAMS FOR 2008 SEASON
Press Release from The IFL
Teams to be based in Brazil, France, San Diego and South Korea
added for IFL second season
first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, today announced the addition of
four teams expected to begin competition with the 2008 season. The addition of these four
teams, to be based in Brazil, France, San Diego and South Korea, brings the number of
IFL squads to 17, with 12 competing in the first 11-date IFL season (which begins
January 19, 2007, at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, Calif.) and at least five more expected
to begin in January 2008.
2008," said IFL Co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto. "Making this announcement
now gives these teams the ability to train together with world champion coaches for
a full year so that they are ready to go for their first full season in 2008."
(coaching a San Diego-based team), 2000 K-1 world champion and world super heavyweight
champion Jerome LeBanner (coaching a French team), four-time Korean national champion
of judo D.B. Park (coaching a South Korean-based team) and three time world Jiu-jitsu
champion Mario Sperry (coaching a Brazilian team). These four are in addition to the 2008
British team to be coached by Ian Freeman that was announced in late September.
Nicknames and logos for the new squads are to be announced.
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10 United States-based teams for 2007. The full 12-team, 11-date IFL 2007 season
can be found at www.ifl.tv.
The Silverbacks, coached by Pat Miletich and based in Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill., claimed
the 2006 IFL World Team Championship with a 4-1 victory over the Wolfpack, coached
by Matt Lindland and based in Portland, Ore., in front of a near-capacity crowd at
the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Friday, December 29.
Miletich's squad also won the 2006 IFL Legends Championship in June.
About the IFL
International Fight League™ (IFL) is the world's first
professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its
headquarters in New York, NY and offices in Las Vegas, NV. For
more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv
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