The International Fight League, the world’s first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, today announced the 10-bout card at The Forum in Los Angeles, set for Saturday, March 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature the Condors of Southern California, led by MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Marco Ruas facing off against the fresh strategies of Ken Yasuda’s Sabres, who are based in Tokyo but train in Los Angeles. The second match-up of the night will highlight the skills of the Razorclaws under Frank Shamrock as they take on Bas Rutten and his hometown Anacondas.
Some highlight bouts include a light heavyweight battle between Vladimir Matyushenko of the Sabres and Justin Levens of the Condors, and a lightweight matchup between Josh Odom of the Razorclaws and Chris Horodecki of the Anacondas. Eight of the athletes competing live full-time in Southern California, while several others reside there part-time.
The evening is part of the full 11-event IFL 2007 schedule, the most comprehensive advance schedule in the history of fight sports. Below are the matchups for the Los Angeles event:
Tokyo Sabres (1-0) vs Southern California Condors (1-0)
Lightweight: Trenell Young vs Adam Lynn
Welterweight: Antonio McKee vs Rodrigo Ruas
Middleweight: Kazuhiro Hamanaka vs Jeremy Williams
Light Heavyweight: Vladimir Matushenko vs Justin Levens
Heavyweight: Wayne Cole vs Antoine Jaoude
San Jose Razorclaws (0-1) vs Los Angeles Anacondas (1-0)
Lightweight: Josh Odom vs Chris Horodecki
Welterweight: Donnie Liles vs Jay Hieron
Middleweight: Brian Foster vs Benji Radach
Light Heavyweight: Brian Ebersole vs Alex Schoenauer
Heavyweight: Dan Christison vs Krzysztof Soszynski