The International Fight League, the world’s first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, today announced the 11-bout card for its first event in the Southeast, on Friday, February 23, at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The matchups at The Arena at Gwinnett Center will include the Portland, Oregon-based Wolfpack, coached by Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland, taking on the Dragons, based in Toronto, Ontario and coached by world champion Carlos Newton. The second team matchup will feature the New York-based Pitbulls, coached by world jiu-jitsu champion Renzo Gracie, taking on the Chicago-based Red Bears, a team of Russian athletes led by Igor Zinoviev.
In addition, UFC veteran Robbie Lawler will battle one of Brazil’s best in Eduardo Pamplona in a highly-anticipated Superfight following the team competition.
The evening is part of the full 11-event IFL 2007 schedule, the most comprehensive advance schedule in the history of fight sports. The matchups are as follows:
Toronto Dragons vs Portland Wolfpack
Lightweight: Wagnney Fabiano vs Ryan Schultz
Welterweight: Claude Patrick vs Chris Wilson
Middleweight: Brent Beauparlant vs Matt Horwich
Light-Heavyweight: Wojtek Kaszowski vs Aaron Stark
Heavyweight: Rafael Feijao vs Devin Cole
Chicago Red Bears vs New York Pitbulls
Lightweight: Gocha Markoziya vs Erik Owings
Welterweight: Mark Miller vs Delson Heleno
Middleweight: Andrei Semenov vs Fabio Leopoldo
Light-Heavyweight: Alexander Zubachev vs Jamal Patterson
Heavyweight: Dmitry Zabolotny vs Bryan Vetell
Middleweight: Robbie Lawler vs Eduardo Pamplona