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Encyclopedia > International Fight League
International Fight League
International Fight League
Sport Mixed martial arts
Founded 2006
CEO Gareb Shamus
No. of teams 12
Most recent champion(s) New York Pitbulls
TV partner(s) Fox Sports Net and MyNetworkTV
Official website IFL.tv

The International Fight League is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion billed as the world's first MMA league. Instead of the established norm for MMA events, where matchups are strictly one-on-one affairs, each IFL card is a showdown between two teams of five fighters, each fighter fighting one match against another on the opposing team. The IFL is currently televised in the United States on Fox Sports Net and MyNetworkTV. Image File history File links International-fight-league. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... // For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field) May 12 — Justin Gatlin equals the 100m world record. ... Gareb Shamus (born in Rockland County, New York ) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fight League and founder of Wizard Entertainment Group. ... New York Pitbulls The New York Pitbulls are an International Fight League team based in NYC, New York. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... A list of professional sports leagues: Auto racing Champcars, formerly CART (Official Page) Formula One, Grand Prix racing (Official Site) IRL (Indy Racing League) (Official Page) NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) (Official Page) NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) (Official Page) Baseball Major League Baseball Minor League Baseball... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ...

Contents

History

The IFL was founded January 7, 2006 by real estate developer Kurt Otto and Wizard magazine founder Gareb Shamus, two well-financed devotees of mixed martial arts who were inspired by the Mark Kerr documentary The Smashing Machine. To elevate the livelihoods of mixed martial arts fighters, many of them living meagerly, training without steady incomes and only earning small fight purses when they do fight. With the IFL, they intend to create a system not only showcasing mixed martial arts action but also to provide a business plan that will allow fighters to also share more of the profits of the sport. In a marked contrast with the rest of the industry, instead of paying fighters only purses after fights, they are given a salary and health benefits to train and fight. The team concept is also conducive for television, where episodes can be regularly produced in the continuing storyline of an ongoing season. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wizard or Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard: The Guide to Comics and Wizard: The Comics Magazine) is a magazine about comic books, published monthly in the United States by Wizard Entertainment. ... Gareb Shamus (born in Rockland County, New York ) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fight League and founder of Wizard Entertainment Group. ... Mark Kerr (born December 21, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio), also known as The Titan, The Specimen, and The Smashing Machine, is an American mixed martial artist and champion collegiate wrestler. ... Mark Kerr, also known as The Titan, The Specimen, and The Smashing Machine, is a mixed martial artist and champion collegiate wrestler. ...


It has been widely speculated the IFL, with the deep pockets of its founders, television deal and innovative business plan, may become a major circuit for MMA in North America, directly competing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Already, the UFC and IFL have a hostile relationship, as the UFC have accused the IFL of and sued them for illegally using proprietary information obtained by hiring executives from the UFC organization. [citation needed] The IFL shot back with their own suit claiming the UFC was threatening potential partners to not work with the IFL, including Fox Sports Net (a deal with Fox Sports was later signed before resolution of the suit). [citation needed] The tension between the IFL and the UFC has recently worsened with accusations that the IFL has attempted to buy out several top UFC fighters. This article covers the organization itself. ...


The inaugural event was held on April 29, 2006 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, featuring the Quad City Silverbacks vs the Los Angeles Anacondas and the Seattle Tiger Sharks vs the New York Pitbulls, with a superfight between Jens Pulver and Cole Escovedo. is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Quad City Silverbacks The Quad City Silverbacks are an International Fight League team based in the Quad Cities region of the USA. Coached by former UFC Middleweight and Lightweight Champion and founder of the very successful Miletich Fighting Systems camp, Pat Miletich, the Silverbacks were one of four teams competing... Los Angeles Anacondas The Los Angeles Anacondas are an International Fight League team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Seattle Tigersharks The Seattle Tigersharks are an International Fight League team based in Seattle, Washington. ... New York Pitbulls The New York Pitbulls are an International Fight League team based in NYC, New York. ... Jens Johnnie Little Evil Pulver (born December 6, 1974 in Sunnyside, Washington) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). ... Cole Escovedo (born August 30, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) from Fresno, California. ...


On August 31, 2006 publicly traded (OTCBB) company, Paligent Inc., principally held by New Jersey developer and real estate industrialist Richard J. Kurtz,[1] authorized a merger agreement that coincided with its acquisition of the IFL. The IFL became the parent entity as Paligent agreed to change its name to International Fight League, Inc. Subsequently, on November 29, 2006, the IFL became a publicly traded company, under the symbol IFLI.[2][3] Their current net worth as of 2006 is around $150 million.[4] The OTC Bulletin Board is a stock market for companies to list shares which either do not meet the capitalization, ownership, or other requirements of major stock exchanges, or for companies who do not choose to have their shares listed on such exchanges. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Television

In 2007, the IFL made a television deal with Fox Sports Net and MyNetworkTV. This made it the first MMA promotion to appear regularly on broadcast TV in the United States.[5]
The premiere of IFL Battleground on March 12, 2007 on MyNetworkTV scored a 0.8 household rating (1.12 million viewers), and gained 250% in all key male demos (0.7 vs. 0.2) versus February. This represented a new MyNetworkTV high for male 18-34, a 17% rise over the previous record of 0.6.[6] However this episode was criticized by MMA journalists and fans, saying it glorified violence and brutality.[7] Kurt Otto apologized to fans, their fighters and coaches, and critics for the content of that show, and that "we made a mistake with some parts of the show, but we will learn from this and grow."[8] Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ...


Teams

The IFL currently consists of twelve teams, all owned by the league, and each coached by a veteran MMA fighter. Currently, city names do not refer to the 'home arena' of each team, but rather a loose interpretation of 'hometown' vicinity since some teams do not even train or live in the cities they supposedly represent. For instance, the Nevada Lions, formerly Reno Lions, never trained or lived in Reno, Nevada but rather San Jose, California. The current teams for this current season are as follows:

Current Teams
Team Coach
Los Angeles Anacondas TBD³4
Toronto Dragons Carlos Newton
New York Pitbulls Renzo Gracie
Tokyo Sabres Ken Yasuda 1
Quad City Silverbacks Pat Miletich
Seattle Tiger Sharks Maurice Smith
Portland Wolfpack Matt Lindland
Tucson Scorpions Don Frye
Southern California Condors Marco Ruas
Nevada Lions Ken Shamrock
Chicago Red Bears Igor Zinoviev
Florida or Las Vegas ² 5 Mario Sperry
British6 Ian Freeman
Former Teams
Team Coach
San Jose Razorclaws7 Frank Shamrock

1 Antonio Inoki was originally going to be the Tokyo Sabres' coach and mentor but has since been dropped by the IFL. Japanese bodybuilder Ken Yasuda is now the head coach. Los Angeles Anacondas The Los Angeles Anacondas are an International Fight League team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Toronto Dragons The Toronto Dragons are an International Fight League team based in Toronto Canada, led by MMA Veteran Carlos Newton. ... Carlos The Ronin Newton (born British Virgin Islands, August 17, 1976) is a Canadian mixed martial arts fighter, fighting out of and teaching at Warrior Martial Arts Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. ... New York Pitbulls The New York Pitbulls are an International Fight League team based in NYC, New York. ... Renzo Gracie (pronounced Henzo) (born March 11, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a lifelong practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a member of the legendary Gracie family from Brazil. ... Tokyo Sabres The Tokyo Sabres are an International Fight League team based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Ken Yasuda (also known as Japans Arnold Schwarzenegger) (born May 2, 1971 in Kyoto, Japan) is an Japanese professional bodybuilder. ... Quad City Silverbacks The Quad City Silverbacks are an International Fight League team based in the Quad Cities region of the USA. Coached by former UFC Middleweight and Lightweight Champion and founder of the very successful Miletich Fighting Systems camp, Pat Miletich, the Silverbacks were one of four teams competing... Patrick Jay The Croatian Sensation Miletich known as Pat Miletich (Miletić in Croatian) (born March 9, 1968 in Davenport, Iowa) from Bettendorf, Iowa is a mixed martial artist (MMA) well known for his fights within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... Seattle Tigersharks The Seattle Tigersharks are an International Fight League team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Name Maurice Smith Nick Name Mo Record 11 - 9 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw) Association The Alliance Height 62 (188cm) Weight 220lbs (100kg) Style Kickboxing Birth Date 12/13/61 City Seattle State Washington Country USA ... Portland Wolfpack The Portland Wolfpack are an International Fight League team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Matthew James The Law Lindland (born May 17, 1970) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Olympic wrestler. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Don Frye (born November 23, 1965) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, actor, and professional wrestler. ... The Southern California Condors are an International Fight League team based in Orange County, California. ... Marco Ruas is a former professional martial arts fighter and instructor. ... The Nevada Lions are an International Fight League team based in Reno, Nevada. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... The Chicago Red Bears are an International Fight League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Igor Zinoviev Igor has a mma record of 4-1-2 career ending Igors career ended 3/13/1998 from a slam from former ufc champion frank shamrock at ufc 16 he never recoverd from the loss that was one of the most watched ko ever 21 seconds last days... Mario The Zen Machine Sperry (born September 28, 1966) is a heavyweight martial artist from Brazil. ... Ian The Machine Freeman (November 10, 1966-) is a British mixed martial arts fighter. ... San Jose Razorclaws The San Jose Razorclaws are an International Fight League team based in the San Jose, California. ... Frank Shamrock (born Frank Alisio Juarez III on December 8, 1972 in Santa Monica, California) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ...

  • Future teams announced at the IFL event at the MARK of the Quad Cities will be coached by Don Frye (Scorpions) and Marco Ruas (Piranhas) and based in Arizona and Southern California respectively.
  • On 11/2/06 the IFL announced two new teams to join the IFL ranks. Recently retired and former UFC superstar Ken Shamrock will coach the Northern California Lions. British MMA legend Ian Freeman was announced as the coach to the British based British Bulldogs.
  • 11/06 the IFL announced the 12th and final team of the 2007 season, the Chicago-based Red Bears who will be coached by Russian MMA fighter Igot Zinoviev. The team, though based in Chicago, will be composed mostly of Russian fighters (somewhat similar to the Renzo Gracie-led NY Pitbulls who are composed mostly of Brazilian fighters)
  • 11/06 The Southern California Piranhas apparently changed their name to the Orange County Condors as well as the Northern California Lions are now being relocated to Nevada. [1]

² The Bulldogs will participate in a few matches in 2007 but won't start officially for the IFL until the 2008 season. The San Diego, France, South Korea and Brazil teams have yet to have a team logo and name. Don Frye (born November 23, 1965) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, actor, and professional wrestler. ... Marco Ruas is a former professional martial arts fighter and instructor. ...

  • 12/06 The IFL confirmed that four new teams will partake in extra league events during the 2007 season (similar to the British Bulldogs status). One team will be led by BJJ specialist Mario Sperry and be based out of Brazil, a San Diego based team will be led by PRIDE superstar Dan Henderson, K-1 superstar Jerome Le Banner will be leading a French based team and Olympic Judoka Doo B. Park will take the helm of a Korean based team as well. None of the teams have names as of yet.

³ At the 3/17 show in LA, Bas Rutten stepped down from being the coach of the LA Anacondas to become the "face/spokesperson" of the IFL as well as the co-host of the "IFL Battleground" show on MYnetwork TV. Rutten was replaced by assistant coach Shawn Tompkins. Sebastiaan Bas Rutten (born February 24, 1965) is a Dutch mixed martial arts fighter and color commentator. ...


4 On 9/13/07 it was announced by the IFL that Shawn Tompkins was let go from the IFL and removed from his duties as coach for the Los Angeles Anacondas. Reasoning was that Tompkins has "spread himself to thin" between his duties of coaching the Anacondas and becoming a new trainer at the Randy Couture owned gym in Las Vegas. A replacement has yet to be named.[2] Shawn Tompkins is a MMA coach based in Canada who has taught such notable fighters as Sam Stout, Chris Horodecki, and Mark Hominick. ... Los Angeles Anacondas The Los Angeles Anacondas are an International Fight League team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


5 On 9/20/07 IFL commissioner Kurt Otto announced in an interview that the IFL will stay at 12 teams in the 2008 season with one or more franchises moving from their current location and at least one of them closing down. To replace the closing team will be a team coached by Mario Sperry based in either Florida or Las Vegas. [3]


6 On 9/25/07 IFL commissioner Kurt Otto reitterated that in the 2008 season there will only be 12 teams in the IFL with TWO new teams emerging. One of them coached by the already mentioned Marrio Sperry and the other by Cage Rage veteran Ian Freeman. [4]


7 On 10/10/07 Frank Shamrock revealed that he and his team, the San Jose Razorclaws, were let go from the IFL. Shamrock thought that Razorclaw Brian Foster might still be offered a stay in the IFL but will join a different team due to his successful 2007 season and his entrance into the 2007 GP. [5]


IFL World Team Champions

IFL Individual Champions

2007 Standings

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into 2007 International Fight League. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into 2007 International Fight League. ...

Grand Prix

In order to appease the many MMA critics who felt that the team concept the IFL displayed had no place in the one-on-one sport of MMA, the IFL decided to conduct an end of the year Grand Prix which will take the four best fighters of each weight class to fight it out in a mini tournament that will be conducted over two events. The first event will take place on November 3, 2007 and the second on December 29, 2007. Each Grand Prix winner will be crowned the first IFL champions of their weight class and be awarded titles that they will defend during the 2008 season. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • 2007 IFL Grand Prix

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IFL Schedules/ Seasons

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The first full season of the International Fight League (IFL) will be composed of 11 events (9 normal events, 1 semi-final event and 1 final championship event). ...

IFL Draft

Announced on Sept 25th 2007, the IFL will undergo their very first IFL draft to find new talent to fill the ranks of fighters that were cut from their IFL contracts (due to poor records). The draft will take place in the three different locations starting October 13th 2007. [6]


Super Fights

Along with the traditional five on five team system matches the IFL also has occasional super fights between various fighters that do not count towards any team system and may include fighters not associated with any IFL team. So far these superfights have occurred along with their results:

  • Jens Pulver def Cole Escovedo by KO in 56 seconds of the first round (4/29/06)
  • Ben Uker def Travis Doerge by submission (key lock) in 2:10 of the first round (6/03/06)
  • Chris Horodecki def Erik Owings by KO in 4 minutes of the first round (6/03/06)
  • Jay Hieron def Jake Ellenberger by unanimous decision (6/03/06)
  • Jamal Patterson def Alex Schoenauer by submission (guillotine choke) 2:32 in the first round (6/03/06)
  • Daniel Gracie def Wes Sims by technical submission (rear naked choke) 2:42 in the first round (6/03/06)
  • Matt Lindland def Jeremy Horn by TKO (Strikes) 0:21 in the second round (9/09/06)
  • Renzo Gracie def Pat Miletich by submission (guillotine choke) 3:37 in the first round (9/23/06)
  • Allan Goes def Daniel Gracie by TKO (Strikes) 1:03 in the second round (11/02/06)
  • Mike Whitehead def Mark Kerr by TKO (strikes) 2:40 in the first round (11/02/06)
  • Erik Owings def Ed West by decision (unanimous) (12/29/06)
  • Andre Gusmao def Brent Beauparlant by decision (unanimous) (12/29/06)
  • Reese Andy def Jamal Patterson by TKO (ref stoppage) 3:24 in the second round (12/29/06)
  • Daniel Markes def Tyrie Johnson by KO 1:03 in the first round (12/30/06)
  • Mike Whitehead def Krysztof Soszynski by decision (unanimous) (12/29/06)
  • Renzo Gracie def Carlos Newton by decision (split) (12/29/06)
  • Jeremy Horn def Faliniko Vitale by decision (split) (01/19/07)
  • Matt Lindland def Carlos Newton by submission (guillotine choke) 1:43 in the second round (2/2/07)
  • Robbie Lawler def Eduardo Pamplona by TKO (ref. stoppage) 1:36 in the third round (2/23/07)
  • Jeff Curran def Kevin English by submission (guillotine choke) 1:12 in the second round (4/7/07)
  • Maurice Smith def Marco Ruas by TKO (Towel) at 3:43 into the fourth round (5/19/07)
  • Lyman Good def Mike Dolce by decision (unanimous) (08/02/07)
  • Dante Rivera def Nissim Levy by TKO (strikes) at 1:15 of the third round (08/02/07)

Jens Johnnie Little Evil Pulver (born December 6, 1974 in Sunnyside, Washington) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). ... Cole Escovedo (born August 30, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) from Fresno, California. ... Chris Horodecki (born September 24, 1987 in Poland) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Erik Owings born (December 6, 1979 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Jay Hieron born (July 29, 1976 in Long Island, New York is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Jamal Patterson, born (22 March 1974 in Hoboken, New Jersey) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Alex Schoenauer (born May 5, 1976 in El Bolson, Argentina) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Wes The Project Sims is a mixed martial artist. ... Matthew James The Law Lindland (born May 17, 1970) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Olympic wrestler. ... Jeremy Graham Horn (born August 25, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a mixed martial arts fighter. ... Renzo Gracie (pronounced Henzo) (born March 11, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a lifelong practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a member of the legendary Gracie family from Brazil. ... Patrick Jay The Croatian Sensation Miletich known as Pat Miletich (Miletić in Croatian) (born March 9, 1968 in Davenport, Iowa) from Bettendorf, Iowa is a mixed martial artist (MMA) well known for his fights within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ... Allan Goes (born April 20, 1971 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Erik Owings born (December 6, 1979 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Edward Ed Lee West (born August 2, 1961 in Colbert County, Alabama), is a former American professional football player. ... Andre Gusmao (born May 19, 1977) is a is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Jamal Patterson, born (22 March 1974 in Hoboken, New Jersey) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ... Renzo Gracie (pronounced Henzo) (born March 11, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a lifelong practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a member of the legendary Gracie family from Brazil. ... Carlos The Ronin Newton (born British Virgin Islands, August 17, 1976) is a Canadian mixed martial arts fighter, fighting out of and teaching at Warrior Martial Arts Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. ... Jeremy Graham Horn (born August 25, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a mixed martial arts fighter. ... Matthew James The Law Lindland (born May 17, 1970) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Olympic wrestler. ... Carlos The Ronin Newton (born British Virgin Islands, August 17, 1976) is a Canadian mixed martial arts fighter, fighting out of and teaching at Warrior Martial Arts Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. ... Robert Glen Lawler known as Ruthless Robbie Lawler (born March 20, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Name Maurice Smith Nick Name Mo Record 11 - 9 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw) Association The Alliance Height 62 (188cm) Weight 220lbs (100kg) Style Kickboxing Birth Date 12/13/61 City Seattle State Washington Country USA ... Marco Ruas is a former professional martial arts fighter and instructor. ... Mike Dolce (born April 15, 1976 in Belmar, New Jersey) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. ...

Rules

The IFL follows the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts established by the New Jersey Athletic Board, with several exceptions. In addition, the IFL is also sanctioned by the *ISCF - International Sport Combat Federation The rules for most mixed martial arts competitions have evolved since the early days of vale tudo. ... The International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) is a sanctioning body for the sport of mixed martial arts. ...

  • Matches consist of three rounds of four minutes instead of the usual five,
  • Elbow strikes are not allowed to the face or head,
  • If the match is initially scored a draw after three rounds, there will be a three-minute sudden victory round to decide a winner.

Ring

In contrast with most mixed martial arts promotions in the United States, the IFL stages their fights in a five-roped ring similar to the one used in PRIDE. Pride is the name of an emotion which refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, nation or object that one identifies with. ...


Weight Classes

The IFL currently uses five weight classes:

There are four other weight classes specified in the Unified Rules which the IFL does not use: flyweight (125 lb. and below), bantamweight (126–135 lb.), featherweight (136–145 lb.), and super heavyweight (266 lb. and above). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with lightweight. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with welterweight. ... The middleweight division in mixed martial arts can refer to a number of different weight classes: UFCs middleweight division, which groups competitors within 171 to 185 lb (78 to 84 kg) PRIDE FCs middleweight division, which limits competitors to 205 lb (93 kg) K-1 HEROs middleweight... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with light heavyweight. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with heavyweight. ... The flyweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors below 125 lbs (57 kg). ... The bantamweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors within 126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg). ... The featherweight division in mixed martial arts generally groups competitors within 135 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg). ... The super heavyweight division in mixed martial arts generally refers to competitors weighing above 265 lbs (120 kg). ...


Team personnel

Each team consists of five fighters, one from each weight class, plus alternates.


References

  1. ^ Houston Business Journal, Chemical maker mixes in martial arts, - by Greg Barr, March 2, 2007
  2. ^ SEC filings
  3. ^ IFL internal press release
  4. ^ "Mixed Martial Arts: A New Kind Of Fight", 60 Minutes (web site), 2006-12-10, pp. 3. Retrieved on [[2006-12-11]]. 
  5. ^ "International Fight League's Total Impact" Program to debut on March 12th on MyNetworktv. www.ifl.tv (2007-02-01). Retrieved on 2007-02-01.
  6. ^ "MNT Gains With IFL But Ratings Remain Small". www.broadcastingcable.com (2007-03-13). Retrieved on 2007-03-12.
  7. ^ Pishna, Ken. "IFL BATTLEGROUND PREMIERS TO... 911?!", MMAWeekly.com, 2007-03-13. Retrieved on 2007-03-14. 
  8. ^ Pishna, Ken. "IFL COMMISH KURT OTTO APOLOGIZES", MMAWeekly.com, 2007-03-14. Retrieved on 2007-03-14. 

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Additional references

  • Hunt, Loretta. Introducing the International Fight League. IFC.TV. January 9, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2006.
  • Thaler, Jeff. Breaking Down the Match-Up: UFC vs. IFL. Sherdog.com. March 2, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2006.

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External links

  • IFL - Official Website

 
 

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