MMAonTap has learned that the IFL is set to announce their next event, set for August 15th, 2008. For the third time in the last year, an IFL fight card will emanate from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today, May 8th at 11:00am, using the password “IFL” for access.
But the bigger news is that the IFL will be using a new fighting surface for the event. Replacing the traditional 4 sided boxing ring will be a 6 sided roped design. From our source…
The night will also feature the world debut of “The HEX”, the IFL’s brand new six-sided ring. This is the future fighting surface for all of MMA. To introduce this new era in fighting, the IFL Summer Throwdown fight card will present the most explosive Mixed Martial Arts action the East Coast has ever seen!
In addition to several title defenses between IFL champions and top young talent, a group of Eastern European superstars will clash and other groundbreaking fights will be announced.
With the dire financial outlook and rumors of its impending demise, the IFL is looking to shake things up once again to resuscitate itself.