IFL World Team Championship Semi-Finals Live Blog

I know it’s a little late for this but the “super-fights” haven’t even gone on yet so I thought what the heck…

This is going to be a little different then our regular live blogs. I’m not actually watching the event, I’m just posting the results as well as my thoughts at certain points.

Just so I don’t get in trouble with anyone, I’m using Sherdog as my source. Well, let’s get started…

1:05 AM - Time to get caught up. Here are the results so far…

Bart Palaszewski defeated Ivan Menjivar - Split Decision
Rory Markham defeated Keith Wisniewski - TKO (Corner Stoppage)
Joe Doerksen over Ryan McGivern - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Mike Ciesnolevicz defeated Brent Beauparlant - Submission (Guillotine)
Ben Rothwell over Wojtek Kaszowski - Submission (Keylock)
Chris Horodecki over Ryan Schultz - TKO (Strikes)
Chris Wilson beat Jay Hieron - Unanimous Decision

1:10 AM - Some random thoughts…

- In case you haven’t heard today, The IFL announced Ken Shamrock and Ian Freeman as new coaches. Also MMA Weekly is reporting via an interview with IFL President Gareb Shamus that the promotion will be having a Grand Prix event at the end of the season…

- It’s nice to see Doerksen and Rothwell continue to their winning ways. I think that Rothwell will probably take the heavyweight crown at this Grand Prix event when it comes around…

1:18 AM - Matt Horwich has defeated Mike Pyle by Rear Naked Choke in the second round of their fight.

1:25 AM - With the above results, the Quad City Silverbacks have defeated the Toronto Dragons.

- I’m guessing that puts the Silverbacks in the championship against the winner of the Anacondas/Wolfpack matchup…

1:43 AM - Sorry about that folks, got distracted a little bit there…

- It has been announced that Aaron Stark has submitted Alex Schoenauer with a guillotine choke in the second round.

1:48 AM - I wonder if the IFL has given any consideration to contacting Dan Severn about coaching a team. I know that he is still actively fighting but maybe he would like an offer to settle down for a while and maybe consider finally retiring.

1:52 AM - Krysztof Soszynski has defeated Devin Cole in by heavyweight matchup, submitting him with an armbar in the second round.

- I’m really surprised how well rounded these heavyweights are with their submissions - you usually don’t see that with the bigger guys for the most part…

2:04 AM - With Soszynski’s victory, the Portland Wolfpack have defeated the Los Angeles Anacondas.

The Wolfpack will now meet the Anacondas in the championship set to take place on December 29th.

2:05 AM - I made a comment yesterday about the IFL pairing up with Sandals resorts…

My girlfriend’s neighbor won a free car from Sandals. The only drawback? The car is painted with an ocean scene and has ‘Sandals’ all over the car about 20 times…

Keep in mind that I’m seeing this stuff in the suburbs, I can only imagine what the advertising must be like in the city of Philadelphia. Sandals is blowing up, marketing geniuses in the new age, I say!

2:30 AM - I’m really getting tired but I’ll stick it out for anyone that is hopefully reading.

- The results of the first super-fight of the night are in: Allan Goes is victorious over Daniel Gracie by way of TKO in the second round. Strange, I thought that the winner would finish the fight by a submission if it went that route. Both fighters are well-rounded however, I should have thought twice.

3:00 AM - The event is now over…

- Mike Whitehead disposed over Mark Kerr rather quickly, stopping him in the first round with strikes. Again, I must say that the heavyweights in this organization are rather impressive…

3:01 AM - Time to pass out, later peoples…

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